Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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Travel Funding 

Cultural Studies Travel Funding Policy

Eligibility:  Cultural Studies Conference Travel Awards (CTAs) are available to Cultural Studies students who have presented at a conference during the academic year (September-August).  CTAs must be used to provide financial support for travel, accommodation, food and registration fees associated with a recognized conference at which the student is presenting their own or co-authored paper or poster.  Students must be registered full-time in a graduate degree program within the School of Graduate Studies at the time of the conference to be eligible for CTAs.  Students who are registered full-time but are beyond their funding-eligible period (years 1-2 for Master’s students, years 1-4 for PhD students) and are presenting their own or co-authored paper or poster at a conference may be eligible to receive a CTA. This will depend on a number of factors including (1) the number of other applications received in a given year and (2) the number of awards a student has already received in previous years.  Awards will be distributed in early September each year.  Fund will be distributed fairly among applicants to a minimum of $100. Should the number of applicants exceed the total amount of funding available (i.e. each applicant would receive less than $100), a lottery will take place in which priority will be given to those who have not received funding in previous years.  Students can only apply for conference funding once per academic year.

Application Process:  In addition to providing original receipts for each expense (please note that boarding passes are required for air or rail travel), students are asked to email the following information to by August 15th:

  • Your name and student number
  • The date, title, and location of the conference (please attach a copy of program to the email)
  • The date, time, and title of your presentation
  • A summary of expenses being submitted including:
    • date each expense was incurred
    • amount of each expense
    • currency, if other than $CAD
    • purpose (i.e., travel from airport to hotel)
  • Total of all expenses being submitted


The Graduate Dean's Travel Grant for Doctoral Field Research

The Graduate Dean's Travel Grant for Doctoral Field Research provides financial support for doctoral students pursuing dissertation or project research at a considerable distance from Queen's. Awards will be made through a competition. The maximum value of the award is $3,000. Graduate programs and Departments are sent details and application materials approximately 8 weeks prior to the annual competition deadline. Applications are normally due to the department in January. Please check your email for full details. 

The David Edney Research Travel Award

This annual award provides two graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science with an opportunity to study and do research in Paris, France, for up to two months in the summer in a fully-equipped apartment owned by Queen's alumnus, Professor David Edney. The opportunity comes with a stipend of up to $1,800 to support expenses related to research, travel and cultural experiences. Two students will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, merit, and the quality of the proposal. The award will be available to funding-eligible Master's or Ph.D. level students enrolled in a graduate department or program in any Faculty of Arts and Science discipline. Successful applicants will be required to write a brief summary of the impact of the award on their research to be provided to the donor.

Applicants should submit a 500-word letter of application, including project and research details, with a copy of transcripts, to the office of the Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Arts & Science (care of Diane Reid, The recipient of the award will be selected by a committee chaired by the Vice-Dean, and consisting of three faculty members and a representative from Arts and Science Advancement.

The deadline for submission is March 15.