Registered thesis graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can receive a travel allowance for presenting their research at major scholarly conferences, or artistic expositions in peer-reviewed or juried context. The purpose of this allowance is to encourage students and postdoctoral fellows to disseminate their research, acquire professional and practical experience, and enhance Concordia’s profile within the broader research community.
You may need to approach additional sources of funding to offset the cost of attendance.
Doctoral students may apply for this allowance once a term within the first five years of their program.
Master's thesis students may apply once within the first two years of their program.
Postdoctoral fellows may apply once per year up to a maximum of two consecutive years of residence.
At the time of application, students must be in good academic standing.
Students must be registered in their program at the time of attending the conference.
Students presenting at Student Conferences are not eligible to apply.
A maximum of one recipient may be awarded per conference presentation or an exposition contribution.
This allowance is subject to funds availability.
- Montreal/Greater-Montreal area (GMA): up to $500 to cover registration fees only
- National conference (Canada/Quebec except GMA): $750
- International conference: $1,000
To apply for this allowance, applicants must submit the form which includes proof of acceptance of their conference presentation/exhibition no later than 30 calendar days before the start date of the conference or upon receipt of the acceptance. Decisions take roughly 10 business days.
A proof of participation (e.g., nametag, boarding passes... etc.) must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 calendar days following the conference start date.
Once your proof of attendance has been received and processed your funds will be disbursed to you on the next possible pay date, either by direct deposit if your banking information has been previously provided or by cheque through the mail. This may take up to six weeks.
As a key element of supporting the safety of members of the Concordia community while abroad, we strongly encourage any Concordia student travelling outside of Canada to register their trip in the International Travel Registry. (You can also find the link to submit travel details on My CU Account page in Carrefour and the Student Hub.) The registry allows the university to know where Concordia students are when travelling outside of Canada on Concordia business, and to be able to provide emergency assistance if needed.
Faculty conference support
Students may also apply for conference support from their respective Faculties. Please contact your Faculty for further information concerning these opportunities.
The competition recognizes exceptional research projects based at Concordia which have been released to the public in the months prior to the deadline date. The 1,000$ award recognizes the graduate researcher, as well as the importance of their study to the general public.
The School of Graduate Studies offers up to two Concordia Stand-Out Graduate Research Awards each competition; when possible, one will be awarded in the category of “Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences” and the other in “Engineering, Medical Sciences and Natural Sciences”.
Please note that all students must have applied to the Relève étoiles, in order to be eligible to apply for the Stand-Out Graduate Research Award.
Parental leave supplement award for graduate students
The Parental-Leave Supplement Award will provide financial support to international graduate students taking a parental leave of absence and allow them some breathing-room without the added stress of thinking they may not have the financial means to interrupt or complete their studies.
Students who are a recipient of an internal award, (donor award, department/faculty specific award, graduate award from University funds, and research bursary), may apply for the Parental Leave Supplement Award.
To be eligible, students must:
- be a graduate international student;
- be granted an approved parental leave of absence;
- have completed at least one term of full-time studies in their current program.
- be a recipient of an internal award (donor award, department/faculty specific award, graduate award from University funds, and research bursary).
Should you be eligible, please complete the form.