An eligible student can only receive one graduate travel award during a graduate program.
All applicants must:
• Be registered full-time in their program at the time of application and at the time of proposed travel
• Have a GPA of 2.7 or higher, based on the most recent 15 credits of graded coursework (or closest approximation thereof) at the time of application
• Students in a master’s degree program must have completed no more than four years in the master’s program at the time of travel.
• If you are in a thesis-based program, you must have completed your preliminary course work and other prerequisites, and be actively engaged in thesis research at the time of application.
• If you are in a course-based program, you must have completed at least two university terms of full-time coursework in the program by the time you travel.
• Students in a doctoral degree program must have completed no more than six years in the doctoral program at the time of travel.
• At the time of application, you must have completed your preliminary course work and other prerequisites, completed your candidacy examination and be actively engaged in thesis research.
In addition to the above eligibility requirements, an applicant’s travel must fall under one of two categories in order to be eligible for funding:
A conference trip eligible for FGSR funding should be a highlight of a student's program. Travel will involve the student's attendance and active participation - by presenting a paper or poster, exhibiting their work, or participating in a panel discussion - at a major national or international research gathering.
The following are examples of travel that would constitute a research trip:
• Trips to field sites
• Visits to off-campus research stations
• Visits to archives, museums and exhibits
• Attendance at workshops
• Attendance at summer institutes (for research only)
• Data collection trip relevant to your research
• Travel to performance venues for performing art students to present their pieces or to view performances relevant to their research
1.) Research travel within the City of Edmonton limits is not eligible for travel award funding
2.) Research travel funding is fiscal-year dependent; you can only claim travel that will be happening between April 1 and March 31 of the current fiscal year