The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the introduction of the new OCAD University Graduate Student Travel Fund!
This new fund will create a more equitable framework (open to all graduate students across all graduate programs) and with three deadlines annually will create a more balanced approach than the current first-come, first-served funding option.
While many university graduate student travel funds are limited to dissemination (e.g. conference or symposia), the nature of our programs suggests that students would benefit significantly from travel that allows them to do research as well. Rather than create two separate entities, we have determined to use a single fund for ease of operation and distribution. This new fund will be designated exclusively to student travel related to research and dissemination; we anticipate being able to support between 25 and 35 applications annually.
To get things started, we are launching the first competition today (March 2), with a deadline of March 26, 2018. All students who are planning conference or research travel in the next six months are encouraged to submit an application. Principal Advisors and graduate faculty members should also encourage their students to consider applying to the fund in support of their students’ research.
The guidelines and application procedures for the new Travel Fund are available here.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Graduate Studies Officer, Anne Ahrens-Embleton at firstname.lastname@example.org.