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Name FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES TRAVEL AWARD
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Eligibility The Faculty of Graduate Studies allocates funds to assist Master's and Ph.D. students with costs for travel for presentations of papers, posters, or other creative work pertinent to their studies. Approved events include conferences, major festivals or other artistic events sponsored by recognized national or international organizations.

For students in the Faculties of Arts, Education and Law who intend to attend the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH - formerly the Learneds) there is a separate application form (http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/congress.pdf ). These students must apply for the CSSH Award competition which has a deadline of March 1 annually. Applications for travel funds are assessed and awarded by means of a Travel Award competition. Awards are paid to recipients after proof of attendance at the conference have been submitted to the Awards Assistant at the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 500 University Centre.

It is incumbent on the individual traveling to be aware of the risks when traveling. If you are traveling abroad, ensure you visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) web site for details on the country to which you are traveling.

In addition, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the document prepared by the International Centre for Students (ICS) entitled Preparing for Overseas Travel: A Guide for UM Students http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/funding/forms.html Be advised that as part of the application process, all applicants will be asked to sign a waiver.

Applicants who receive funding are asked to acknowledge the support of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Eligibility
  • Applicants must be students in good standing, registered and enrolled full-time in a Masters or Ph.D. program at the time of the event.
  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum degree grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 in each of the last two years of study (or equivalent).
  • Students may not receive funding more than once at the Masters level or more than twice at the Ph.D. level.
  • Papers / posters must be relevant to your program of study for presentation at a conference, festival or competition in the case of creative output endeavours, of a recognized national or international organization.
  • Applicants must be the first author
  • Value As of April 1, 2015
    $750 for travel in North America (outside of Winnipeg)
    $1000 for international travel.
    Currency Canadian
    Tenable at University of Manitoba
    Deadlines No deadlines available
    Application Details Students may apply prior to departing to attend the conference and up to one month after the last day of the conference. For example, if the last day of the conference is the 15th the student has till the 15th of the following month to apply online with all supporting documentation attached. Allow up to three weeks for processing.

    All applications are to be done online with the below supporting documentation with original signatures scanned to file and attached to the online application. No paper copies will be accepted for application - your application must be done online at the link below.

    The online application form is available at the following link: https://universityofmanitoba.formstack.com/forms/travel_award (for conferences after April 1, 2015).

    Please make sure you fill out each of the forms below, have them signed, and attached to your online application with the original signatures.

    1) Confirmation that your paper or poster has been accepted by the conference organizers.

    2) A one page abstract of paper/poster being presented.

    3) Fill out and sign appropriate waiver form.
  • Out-of-Country form available online at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/Out_of_Country_waiver_form.pdf
  • In-Country Waiver form available online at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/In_Country_Waiver.pdf

  • 4) Letter of Department Head approval found at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/funding/forms.html

    When you send your online application in, it is automatically sent to graduate.awards@umanitoba.ca where it will be evaluated. If you do not receive a confirmation email that your online application was accepted, please check your junk e-mail folder, as it may have ended up there.

    For questions, please contact:

    Email: laura.mcmillan@umanitoba.ca
    Telephone: 204-474-8089

    Updated: July 6, 2017
     

     
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