Due to COVID-19, we will not be awarding travel awards this academic year. 

The aim of the RTC Travel Award is to provide funding to support travel of trainees in order to enhance their research training experience in the area of knowledge dissemination and sharing. All trainees who receive the RTC Travel Award will present their project at a monthly seminar.

There are 12 travel awards available annually; 6 for the period of April 1st – September 30th and 6 for the period of October 1st – March 30th. See Travel Award Criteria for more details:

Purpose of
Award
The Research Training Centre has a limited amount of funding to support travel of trainees in order to enhance their research training experience in the area of knowledge dissemination and sharing. Reimbursement of travel related expenses will be awarded for trainees presenting at national or international conferences.
Eligibility Criteria- An applicant must be a full-time graduate student or post-doctoral fellow (registered with the RTC) at the time of the application, or within one year after completing the research that is being presented.
- The applicant must be 1st author presenter and the abstract must be accepted for presentation at a national or international conference.
- The applicant’s supervisor must hold an appointment as a scientist, adjunct scientist in the Keenan Research Centre or the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.
- One applicant per supervisor per annum (April 1 – March 31) can receive the funds.
- If you have received an award before, please note preference will be given to new applicants first.
- Preference will be given to those who have no external travel awards for the given travel
Amount of Award- The amount of the funding is up to a maximum of $1,000 per applicant.
- The funds can cover conference registration fees, travel expenses (I.E. air, train, taxi, etc) and accommodation costs.
- The funds do not cover meals, entertainment or poster material expenses
- Twelve awards will be given per year, six for conferences taking place between April 1 – Sept 30 and six more for conferences taking place between Oct 1– March 31.
Application
Procedure
Please submit your application prior to attending the conference.
The travel funds will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. You must submit the
following:
- Complete Application Form
Reimbursement
Procedure
If awarded the trainee must submit the following:
- Provide copy of relevant abstract and notice of acceptance
- Provide proof of attendance.
- Proof of presentation at conference is required. (conference booklet)
- Funds will be reimbursed to the Supervisor’s research account if a copy of the original payment requisition is provided along with all the supporting documentation (proof of attendance to the conference and proof showing your supervisor has paid for the conference).
Submit
Application to
Research Training Centre Coordinator
St. Michael’s Hospital
rtc@smh.ca

How to Apply

Please complete the RTC Travel Award Application Form and submit to rtc@smh.ca along with a copy of your conference abstract and notification of abstract acceptance.

Note: You can submit receipts for reimbursement after the conference, however you must submit abstract acceptance letter along with your award application.

When will you hear back from us?

You will receive an email approximately 1 week after submission of your application if selected.

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