University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies Virtual Conference Award

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The Faculty of Graduate Studies is pleased to offer the Faculty of Graduate Studies Virtual Conference Award for current, full time Master’s and PhD students who will be attending conferences that have moved to a “virtual” format due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The FGS Virtual Conference Award will be offered in lieu of the FGS Travel Award for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic while travel is not advisable.

Students attending virtual conferences may apply for the FGS Virtual Conference award for reimbursement for the value of their virtual conference registration fee (up to a maximum of $250.00 CAD) towards their costs of attending.

To be eligible for the FGS Virtual Conference Award, a student must:

  • be enrolled full-time, and registered in a Master’s or Ph.D. program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the time of the virtual conference;
  • have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.50 in the last 60 credit hours of study (or equivalent);
  • be in good academic standing;
  • be attending a virtual conference that is sponsored by a recognized national or international organization to either:
    • present a paper/poster/creative work that is relevant to their program of study; or,
    • are attending, but not presenting, as part of the conference agenda; and,        
  • submit a complete application for the FGS Virtual Conference Award (found here) prior to the start date of the conference, or up to 30 days after the conference.

Preference will be given to students who are presenting at a virtual conference; however, students attending virtual conferences, and are not presenting, may also apply for this opportunity.

Students may not receive the FGS Virtual Conference Award more than once at the Master’s level or more than twice at the Ph.D. level.  The FGS Virtual Conference Award will not count towards the limits on the FGS Travel Award when travel to conferences resumes.

The funding available for the FGS Virtual Conference Award will be spent until the funds are exhausted.

Failure to meet the above criteria will result in an unsuccessful application. 

Amount for attendance at a virtual conference: (as of October 10th, 2020)

- If your application is approved, you will receive an FGS Virtual Conference award equal to the value of your virtual conference registration fee (up to a $250.00 CAD maximum) towards the cost of attending an eligible virtual conference; 

- Virtual conferences will be not counted towards student's maximum number of allowable FGS Travel Awards; all eligibility requirements above are applicable.

*Proof of virtual conference attendance will be required to claim reimbursement.

How to apply for the FGS Virtual Conference Award:

Students are required to complete the application form on the next page and submit it along with the following documentation (which is requested as part of the application process) either prior to departing to attend the conference or up to one month after the last day of the conference.


1. If you are presenting at the virtual conference - Confirmation that the paper / poster has been accepted by the conference organizers AND a one page abstract of paper / poster being presented. *Save as a .pdf file and attach to the online application form where requested

Or….

If you are not presenting at the virtual conference - a 500 word statement on how this conference will enhance your student and program experience.  *Save as a .pdf file and attach to the online application form where requested


2. Required for all applicants -Letter of Department Head Support signed. 
*Save as a .pdf file and attached completed form to online application where requested.

*Please allow up to three weeks for processing.


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Event Information

Have you received previous funding from the FGS Virtual Conference Award?*
Are you registered as a full time student in a Master's or Ph.D. program?*
Are you presenting at the conference?*
Are you the first Author of the paper being presented? *
Event Start Date*
Event End Date*

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Faculty of Graduate Studies Virtual Conference Award Guidelines*
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