The aim of the RTC Travel Award is to provide funding to support travel of trainees to conferences in order to disseminate their research findings and enhance their research training experience. All trainees who receive the RTC Travel Award will present their project at an RTC monthly seminar. At this time there are 6 travel awards available for the period of January 1 – June 30, 2022. We will open up the applications for conferences taking place between July 1 – December 31, 2022 later in the spring.
Please note that the below information may change due COVID-19 related changes in public health and travel regulations. Travel must be deemed essential by your supervisor. It is the trainee’s responsibility to follow all international, Canadian, and hospital policies regarding COVID-19 regulations for travel to your destination. The latest SMH policies can be found here. Please note that restrictions may change quickly and the RTC cannot cover the cost of trip cancellation.
We will continue to offer our Virtual Conference Award to support the registration fees for trainees attending virtual conferences.
See Travel Award Criteria for more details:
|Purpose of Award||The Research Training Centre has a limited amount of funding to support trainees to travel to conferences and present their research. Reimbursement of travel related expenses will be awarded for trainees presenting at national or international conferences.|
|Amount of Award||
|Application Procedure||Please submit your application after your abstract is accepted, but prior to attending the conference. The travel funds will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. You must submit the following:
|Reimbursement Procedure||If awarded, the trainee must submit the following:
|Application Submission||Research Training Centre Coordinator
St. Michael’s Hospital
Please complete the RTC Travel Award Application Form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a copy of your conference abstract and notification of abstract acceptance. Note: You must submit receipts for reimbursement after the conference as well as the RTC Receipt Tracker Form. Proof of abstract acceptance (e.g. an acceptance letter) must be submitted at the time of the award application.
We will review applications on a rolling basis and get back to you as soon as possible.