Graduate Student Travel Award

Department of Classics and Religion


The Department of Classics and Religion supports graduate students through planned research trips, seminars, conferences and other events.

The purpose of this funding is to support students to build knowledge in their discipline and profession through research trips or to make a presentation at a conference.

  1. Can I apply?

    Graduate students in good standing, enrolled in graduate programs in the Department of Classics and Religion are eligible to apply.

  2. Limit

    Graduate students are normally limited to one department travel award per academic year and are strongly encouraged to apply for other available awards. Please contact the Department of Classics and Religion and FGS to find out about a variety of award opportunities.

The award aims to support graduate students in CLARE, University of Calgary, who are presenting their research at academic conferences or embarking on research trips relevant to their degree. The following forms of presentations are supported by this award: paper presentations, poster presentations, roundtables, and other scholarly activities that align to the student's graduate program, scholarship, and research interests. Award dollars received may be directed to conference or research travel, accommodation, entrance fees, allowable per diem rates (for travel outside of Calgary), and conference registrations fees.

Individuals who receive an award are expected to submit a brief report on what was accomplished during the trip along with a final budget and original receipts.

Graduate students will be eligible to receive department awards normally ranging in amounts up to $1,500 CAD.

  1. Application Process

    Please use the Graduate Student Conference Travel Award Application. Please note that this application form must be downloaded prior to starting and saving the document. A PDF copy of these guidelines can be found here.

  2. Review Process

    The CLARE Research Committee will review all applications within 30 days of application submission dates. Applicants will be notified by the CLARE Department Manager within seven days of the review.

Please carefully read the following and check that your application is complete.

  1. Deadlines

    Applications are to be submitted on or before 4:30 PM on:

    • October 15
    • February 1 
  2. Deadline falls on a weekend

    If the aforementioned dates fall on a weekend, applications are to be submitted no later than 4.30 pm on the first Monday following that weekend.

  3. Application documents

    Applications and supporting documents are to be compiled in ONE PDF document and submitted by email to CLARE Department Manager, Sharla Mann, email

  4. Important

    Only completed applications will be reviewed.  Presenters are required to include the confirmation of presentation at time of application.