Travel Awards for Conference Participation

Funding is available from the CMM Graduate Program, the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office and GSAED for students who are presenting their research (posters or oral presentations) at a scientific conference. Eligible students must be first authors and the presenter of the paper or poster. The abstract submitted must acknowledge the CMM graduate program and the University of Ottawa to be eligible for financial support. Students at the research institutes should have their affiliation listed as “The Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa” as well as their institute address.

M.Sc. students are allowed a total of $1,000.00 during their program. Ph.D. students are allowed a total of $2,000.00, but not exceeding $1,000.00/year.

For more information on, please visit Conference Travel Grants.

Procedure for Requesting a Travel Reimbursement

The departmental point of contact for student travel reimbursement is Blanche Dinelle, room 3206.

All expenses and reimbursements must comply with the University of Ottawa’s Policy 21. Read this policy BEFORE you travel to ensure you retain the proper documentation to submit your claim. Expenses must be supported by original receipts.

Before travelling
  1. At least 10 business days prior to travelling, the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office requires you to complete the Conference Travel Grants form. Download the form that corresponds with your status:  Master's (PDF) or PhD/Fast-track (PDF)
    ​​​​​Submit this form to Blanche Dinelle (RGN3206) for the Program Director’s signature and submission.
  2. In addition, at least one week prior to your departure date, you must complete a Travel advance and/or pre-approval for travel Form.
    Submit this form to Blanche Dinelle (RGN3206) for the Program Director’s signature and submission.

Following travel, you must fill out the appropriate University of Ottawa’s Travel Reimbursement Request Form for the meeting.  This form should include the total eligible costs along with boarding passes and original receipts, also your letter of approval from the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office for the travel.  Submit your Travel Reimbursement Request Form and all supporting documents to Blanche Dinelle in RGN 3206.  A copy of the abstract of your presentation should be included with your request. THE ABSTRACT MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THE UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA IN THE AUTHOR AFFILIATIONS.

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