Telfer School of Management University of Ottawa

PhD Graduate Student Conference Travel Support

This travel grant is available to Telfer PhD in management students and DTI PhD students supervised by Telfer professors starting in the 2nd year of their program.  The conference must take place before the program requirements are completed. The grant supports the presentation of PhD research findings at a recognized academic conference that use a peer-review system to adjudicate the submissions.

The total amount available per student per year is $1,300 for PhD in management students and $500 for DTI students (DTI students can receive additional funding from the Engineering faculty), to present their work at one pre-approved conference. This amount is available twice during their program. The same research findings cannot be presented to two different conferences.

The thesis supervisor must approve the use of these funds for travel and sign the application form.

Requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to the availability of funds.

No exceptions will be made to the terms outlined in the description of this grant.


Presenting at a Conference:



1. BEFORE THE TRAVEL, complete the Telfer School of Management Travel Fund for PhD Students application in the SMRG portal, attaching all required documents (abstract, confirmation of acceptance and copies of travel fund requests to GSAED or others).  You may need to create a user account, just be sure to indicate that you are a student from the drop-down menu.

2. Once a verification of your application is conducted, you will receive a confirmation letter from the Research Office stating the response to your application (approved or denied).

3. If your travel request is approved, a copy of this letter will be sent to your thesis supervisor and the School’s Administrative Officer. You will receive information from Kathy Cunningham ( ) related to the next steps to take and your reimbursement.



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