Virtual and in-person conference grants

If you are planning on presenting a publication directly related to your thesis at a conference, you may be eligible for a travel grant. Eligible students include Master’s with thesis option students; doctoral students and students enrolled in a “fast-track” program, subject to the availability of funds. Consult the relevant section below for more details on eligibility criteria.


  • In-person: Up to 500$
  • Virtual: Up to 100$ (registration fees only)


Prior to leaving

Before the conference

  • Download the form that corresponds to your status
  • Send us a completed application form and all required documentation. Eligibility conditions are detailed below, you will also have to identify your geographical zone.
  • Please contact your department to request authorization to travel and to request a cash advance

Last update of this page: September 7, 2023

After the conference

Log in your WorkDay account to create an expense report and to file your request for reimbursement of travel expenses. To learn more on how to create and submit an expense report on WorkDay, please refer to the online guide.

You do not have access to WorkDay?You can submit your reimbursement request by completing the Request for reimbursement of travel expenses.


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The information on this page is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment from the University of Ottawa.