Please be advised that the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science is no longer accepting applications for the 2023/2024 fiscal year. Interested students are asked to check back in April 2024 for program updates.

This grant supports travel to conferences for full-time graduate students in masters or doctoral programs. Students must present scholarly work related to their graduate thesis research at a national or international scholarly meeting or conference to be eligible. The value of the grant is $500 for Master’s students and up to $1,000 for PhD students. Please also refer to UBC’s Travel Expenditures guidelines.

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis but must be received no less than one month prior to travel.

Are you eligible?

Full-time graduate students presenting their scholarly work at a conference are eligible to apply quickly up to and including the term in which they plan to travel.

  • Applicants must be included in the conference program.
  • Travel must occur after the approval of the award. Only expenses incurred within the term of the award are eligible for reimbursement. Appropriate receipts are required (see travel policy).
  • Students must be registered in a UBC Okanagan graduate program at the time of the application and at the time of the conference.
  • Applicants may receive travel funding once as a Master’s student (up to $500) and twice as a PhD student (PhD students may request support for up to two conferences, up to a total of $1,000 is available).

How to Apply

Complete the Graduate Student Travel Grant Application Form and provide confirmation of participation in the conference, i.e. Letter of Invitation/Acceptance that describes the nature of your participation in the conference (with English translation if necessary).