The GPSO recognizes that travel in the pursuit of research for your thesis is necessary and important. For this purpose, the Office offers grants for travel outside the National Capital Region when circumstances require it.
Travel that allows the direct collection of data for a thesis in progress will be considered. Students may conduct interviews, perform archival research or consult documents or works unavailable in the region, or may further develop their research processes by visiting a foreign lab (university or government).
The maximum grant is $550.
The grants may only be used to cover either travel expenses (train, plane, bus or other) or accommodation expenses (accommodation and meals). Other travel-related expenses will not be reimbursed.
Students enrolled in full-time studies in a Master’s with thesis a PhD or fast-track program at the faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa when the research stay takes place are eligible.
- This grant can only be used to cover the cost of transportation (train, plane, bus, taxi, kilometers or other), and at the most economical rate possible. No other travel expenses are eligible;
- A single grant for the duration of the studies is allowed.
- Master’s with thesis: At least two terms but less than six terms must have been completed when the travel takes place.
- PhD programs: At least three terms but less than twelve terms must have been completed when the travel takes place.
- Fast-track programs: At least two terms but less than fifteen terms must have been completed when the travel takes place.
All terms count including terms with leaves of absence, except for approved leaves of absence for medical, maternity or parental reasons.
- Research stay taking place in the Ottawa-Gatineau area are not eligible;
- The applicant must obtain a financial contribution for the trip (a minimum of $100 is required) from their program director or supervisor.
Applications must be submitted before the travel takes place (no grants will be considered after the fact).