Academic Travel Fund

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The Academic Travel Fund assists students to undertake an experience that contributes to the individual’s academic direction towards research, graduate school, engaging with the academic community, or community-engaged learning. The fund provides financial assistance to students to undertake a non-credit-bearing academic travel experience.

This fund offers expense reimbursement and is not a guaranteed grant. Eligible expenses for which receipts are produced will be reimbursed up to $2,500 per student per award, and is not meant to cover 100% of costs.

Applications must be submitted online through the intranet by 11:59 pm on the deadline date:

  • Round 1: Friday, October 30, 2020 
  • Round 2: Friday, February 26, 2021
  • Round 3: Friday, March 26, 2021

Click here to apply. Please submit documents in PDF format.

The Academic Travel Fund will cover in-person travel only (virtual is excluded). As of May 25, 2020, the University of Toronto has cancelled future University activity to international locations for all students until December 31, 2020. University activities abroad on or after January 1, 2021 are scheduled to continue at this time, but are subject to cancellation at a later time. For updates on COVID-19 and university activities abroad, please continue to check the VP Students website: https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/covid-19/#FAQSafetyAbroad

Students awarded funds to travel outside of Canada are required to complete the Safety Abroad Workshop and register their travel on the Safety Abroad Registry.

Please contact the International Student Centre at studyabroad@utsc.utoronto.ca for any pre-departure questions.

Applications for any model United Nations-related trips will no longer be accepted.

For more information, please contact us at 416-208-4760 or stuaff@utsc.utoronto.ca.