Travel Grant Program

Applications will be accepted online from January 27 through March 8, 2017.

In order to support student participation in the Canadian Sociological Association Annual Conference, the CSA Executive provides financial assistance for travel expenses.   Funds are limited and are therefore allocated based on applicant eligibility and criteria determined by the CSA Student Concerns Subcommittee.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A member of the Canadian Sociological Association in good standing
    • Register for membership before submitting your application
    • Current memberships must be valid through June 3, 2017
  • Registered in an undergraduate, MA, Professional degree, or PhD program at a Canadian University
  • Recently graduated (after June 1, 2016) PhD students from a Canadian University without a postdoc
  • Participating in the Canadian Sociological Association Conference as a presenter, panelist, chair or discussant
    • Presenters must be the primary author of their paper
  • Reside more than 200 km from the Conference location in Toronto, Ontario

Application forms also request the following information:

  • Conference attendance budget
  • Additional sources of funding
  • Special circumstances which result in a greater need for financial assistance in order to attend the Conference

Application Review Process

The number of approved applications and grant amounts can vary year by year depending on the Travel Grant Program budget and the location of the Conference.

Applications for the Travel Grant will open online beginning January 27, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until March 8, 2017 and notification of approval or denial will be sent by email no later than March 15, 2017.  Approved applicants must submit a claim form after May 29, 2017 in order to receive funding.

Application Checklist

  1. Canadian Sociological Association member ID #. Login at to confirm your ID#, register for, or renew your membership.
  2. Student ID #
  3. List of additional funding sources
  4. Conference attendance budget


Online applications:

Students enrolled as an Undergraduate, MA, professional degree, or PhD

Recently graduated PhD students without a postdoc