Travel and Research Awards
Recipients may use the award ($1250) to travel to scholarly
conferences for the purposes of research presentation or for travel
opportunities for advanced research training (e.g., workshops on
statistical methods; access to special archives, equipment, collections,
fieldwork; international practica).
Nominations must be submitted by the doctoral advisor (or program graduate co-ordinator if the advisor has not yet been identified). The Dissertation Proposal Approval Form should accompany the nomination if available. The nomination must include the following information:
- A description of the opportunity (invitation to participate may be included if available);
- The scope of the event (where applicable), and the scope
of the level of participation within the province, nationally and
- An assessment of the impact on student academic engagement and success.
Selection is made by the Graduate Awards Committee and is based on the following:
- Presentation at a scholarly conference (note acceptance to present is not be required at time of nomination)
- Field work necessary for dissertation
- Timely progress within program (i.e. within degree time limits)
- Successful completion of the comprehensive component of the program
- Predicted impact on student success (as contained in the nomination letter)
Nominations should be submitted to Rosemary Springett. There are two opportunities annually for advisors to nominate doctoral students:
September 15 and January 15
Students who receive these funds will be expected to participate in the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition where they will be asked to give a three minute presentation.