The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Graduate Student Travel Grant supports graduate students with expenses associated with actively participating either in person or remotely at academic conferences.
Value and Description
The maximum annual value of the UTSC Graduate Student Travel Grant is $500.00. The grant supports conference registration fees and related travel expenses for the purpose of active participation at academic conferences. Funds will normally be distributed to support each recipient’s participation at one academic conference per academic year. If the student applies for the UTSC Graduate Student Travel Grant to cover expenses less than $500.00, the value of the UTSC Graduate Student Travel Grant can be split with another conference happening in the same academic year. The UTSC Graduate Student Travel Grant application should be submitted within the academic year (September 1 – August 31) in which the conference took place.
- Applicants must be registered full-time in a graduate degree program (master's or doctoral) at the time of conference participation and when submitting the UTSC Graduate Student Travel Grant application
- Travel grant applicants must be UTSC affiliated on ACORN. Information on Campus Affiliation is located under the Administrative Support webpage.
- Conference participation must take place prior to convocation from the current graduate degree program.
- Registration fees for academic conferences that have been moved online are eligible for the UTSC Graduate Student Travel Grant
The award application consists of the following two components that the applicant should submit to email@example.com:
- UTSC Graduate Student Travel Grant application form, signed by the student and their primary supervisor
- Supporting documentation confirming that conference travel has occurred. Acceptable proof of conference travel includes a certificate of conference attendance, conference registration receipt (for online conferences), hotel bill, taxi or meal receipts at the travel destination, etc. Official conference registration and proof of payment are sufficient documentation for online conferences. Submitted expenses must match or exceed requested amount.
The application should be submitted within the academic year (September 1 – August 31) in which the conference took place, or as soon as possible after that date.