Student Travel Award

The FOSS Student Research Award is an initiative housed in the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences. The intention of the award is to support FOSS students’ participation in scholarly conferences.

Students enrolled full-time in a Faculty of Social Sciences undergraduate or graduate degree program are eligible to apply for funding to support travel to a conference at which they will present their research. The maximum award in support of travel to a North American conference is $300; the maximum award in support of travel to an international conference (held outside North America) is $1000.

A student may receive a Student Travel award only once during their program.

Deadlines to Apply

Three Student Travel Award competitions are held each year:

  • FALL COMPETITION: October 1
  • WINTER COMPETITION: February 1
  • SPRING COMPETITION: May 1

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on the dates noted above. (When the 1st of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be due on the first business day following.) 

Applications received after the deadlines noted above will be held for consideration in the next competition round. 

Please ensure that you download the supervisor’s approval form prior to accessing the application as you will need to upload the form as part of the application process.

APPLY HERE