Limited funding is available for graduate students to supplement thesis research and for conference attendance.

Graduate Thesis Funding

Graduate students are eligible to claim certain expenses related to their thesis work. The following research related expenses are eligible for claims for reimbursement:

  • travel for data collection
  • printing
  • photocopy cards
  • mailing
  • telephone cost
  • minor items of equipment (e.g., tapes, disks)
  • transcription cost

The maximum amount allowable for any individual student is normally $200. Students may make claims in excess of $200 and any balance remaining in the fund at the end of the year may be distributed at the discretion of the Graduate Studies Scholarships, Assistantships, and Awards Committee.

Applications must be submitted on the application form which requires a signature from the Supervisor to confirm that the research has been approved and that the expenses are justified. All claims must be made after the expense has been incurred and must be accompanied by receipts for every item claimed.

Applications for reimbursement of expenses must be accompanied by confirmation that the research has been approved by the University Ethics Research Board and the thesis committee (or relevant faculty member).

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Graduate Conference Funding

The Graduate Studies Scholarships, Assistantships, and Awards Committee has allocated funding to support graduate students who are presenting their thesis research at scholarly conferences.

The following conference related expenses are eligible for reimbursement:

  • transportation cost
  • accommodations
  • conference registration

Master’s students may apply for a one-time only allocation of up to $250. Doctoral students may apply for up to $250 per year over a four year period.

To apply students must:

  • be registered in a thesis-based Master’s program or a doctoral program,
  • have the approval of their thesis supervisor,
  • submit a completed application form along with receipts for all claimed expenses.

Please note that funding is limited. Applications will be approved subject to funding availability.

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