Telfer School of Management University of Ottawa

Dean's Travel Funds / Conference Presentation Support Grant

The Telfer School is committed to supporting the research excellence of its academic community and will provide travel support grants of up to $3,200 per fiscal year (from May 1st to April 30th) to full-time faculty members who are active in research exclusively for the presentation of research findings at one recognized scholarly conference 

The maximum amount and number of travel support grants is subject to availability of funds and requests are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.  *** The Dean's Travel fund is supported with public funds, so every effort should be made to travel as economically as possible (economy airfare, discounted rates for hotel, etc.).

Travel support grants are intended to support dissemination of research results at national and international academic conferences. Applicants would anticipate presenting completed or nearly completed research and therefore should provide evidence of that (e.g. accepted conference paper, draft article, draft book chapter, draft thesis chapter, technical report). The application must be done for 1 conference only and the specific research presentation must not already be supported by Tri-Agency or any other grants - however, if there is only partial funding and the researcher needs more support, they are welcome to apply with justification.

Required documentation and the submission process are described below.

Maximum yearly amount



The applicant holds a tenure or tenure-track position at the Telfer School of Management.


Ongoing basis until fund is exhausted.


New full-time faculty (i.e., hired within the last 4 years) and

active research faculty published in good quality, peer-reviewed journals in the last 4 years

Mandatory documents

Copy of accepted conference paper, or draft article, draft book chapter, draft thesis chapter, technical report, etc.;

Completed travel support grant application with detailed budget;

Acceptance notification from the organizers;

Completed reimbursement form, which must be submitted within 30 days after return (or before the end of the fiscal year, whichever is earlier).

Conferences not eligible for travel support

Conferences organized by for-profit non-academic institutions (predatory conferences and journals). Examples include, among others, Gene Convention, BIT Congress Inc. events, or OMICS International events


Travel Grant Submission and Notification Process

  1. Submit the application through the online portal. The package includes a completed form, the acceptance letter/email from the organizer, and a draft document from which conference submission is developed.

  2. Notification of decision will be sent to the applicant and a copy to the Financial Officer.

  3. Retroactive applications for travel grants (event has already taken place) will not be considered.

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