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Travel Support

PLEASE NOTE: As of December 1st 2014, travel awards will change to three funding periods. A new application form is available.

N.B.: The complete eligibility requirements and information regarding the application process for this award are included in the application form.


  • Graduate student and postdoctoral members who are presenting their own work at a conference are eligible to apply for CIRMMT travel support. Visiting students are not eligible to apply.
  • REMINDER: Applicants must be active student members at the time of the travel grant application deadline. Please note that once Convocation has passed, you are no longer a student.
  • PLEASE NOTE that to be considered eligible for CIRMMT funding, students are expected to attend:
    • EITHER a minimum of 4 out of 6 Distinguished Lectures in the 12 months prior to the application deadline, 
    • OR a minimum of 3 out of 6 Distinguished Lectures and significantly contribute to the organization of a CIRMMT workshop along with the RA co-leaders in the 12 months prior to the application deadline.
    • Students from universities outside Montreal (U. de Sherbrooke and Université Laval) are exempt, but are encouraged to attend when possible. CIRMMT funding applications will include a section where students will be able to indicate which Distinguished Lectures they have attended. 
    • Extenuating circumstances will be reviewed.
  • Please contact us if you have queries regarding conflicts between conference deadlines and CIRMMT travel award deadlines.

Available Funding

  • Continental travel: $500 OR $750: proof must be provided of the cheapest flight available to the destination at the time of applying.
  • Intercontinental travel: $1000

Application Deadlines 

  • If a deadline falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted through the following Monday at 4pm.
  • March 15th: For travel between May 15th and September 14th.
  • June 15th: For travel between September 15th and January 14th.
  • December 1st: For travel between January 15th and May 14th.
  • Decisions will be announced within three weeks of each deadline.

Application Process

  • An application form is available to download: CIRMMT Travel Support Application Form
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the CIRMMT Executive Committee.
  • Recipients of travel support must submit their travel receipts along with a copy of their contribution in the conference proceedings or abstract book clearly citing CIRMMT affiliation to CIRMMT’s Administrative Officer within 10 days of travel in order to receive their award. If CIRMMT is not cited in the proceedings or abstract book, funding will not be provided. 
  • Travel advances will not be issued.

Selection Criteria

  • Between $2000 and $7000 will be available for CIRMMT travel funding for each period covered by the initiative.  Any funding not used during a particular award period will be carried forward to the following one. 
  • If there is a surplus of eligible applicants in any round, the Executive Committee will make a selection based on the eligibility criteria outlined on the application form.  The number of applications for each conference will also be considered, with the aim of supporting students from a wide range of research disciplines. 
  • Distinguished Lecture attendance/Workshop organization: On rare occasions, when there is money still available, after the fully eligible students have been considered, students who have not completed the full attendance requirements may receive support.