Effective June 2012, the Faculty of Science has made changes to support for graduate student, research-related travel. This was done to simplify and improve the available support and to ensure consistency with the recently introduced support for undergraduate travel.
Two forms of support are now provided:
The levels of support available (provided on a matching basis with funds from within the home Department of the student) are:
*Eg. Work at another lab.
To be eligible for conference travel, the student must:
To be eligible for international travel, the student must have a letter of support from his/her advisor:
Students are personally responsible for assuring that they are able to make the proposed trip (e.g. obtaining visitors VISAs, innoculations, etc.).
To apply for support, the student should first make a request to his/her home Department. This should be confirmed by a letter indicating:
The student should then prepare a letter of request to be delivered to the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Science and attach a copy of the Departmental support letter. Requests may be left with anyone in the reception area of the Associate Deans' offices (behind the Student Services area) in 239 Machray Hall. Requests are expected to arrive prior to the travel. No guarantee of support can be made for requests arriving after the travel has taken place.
In all cases, support will be made via reimbursement for expenses incurred, not provided to students up-front.