The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall


Application Deadline - Friday, November 8, 2019

The Department of History Conference Travel Award provides support to students for up to $500.00 annually.  There are two competitions per year (Fall - for conferences held between October 2019 and April 2020, and Winter - for conferences held between March and September 2020). In the event that the number of applications exceed the funding allotted, applicants who have never received a conference travel award will be given priority. Students accepted to and attending a conference between the deadlines may apply retroactively.  Note that this must be a bona fide conference and not a workshop.

Students receiving this grant will be reimbursed for conference expenses of travel, accommodation and registration only (no exceptions).  Original receipts (including boarding passes) must be submitted to the Graduate Office for reimbursement after the conference.

Student must submit the following to the Graduate Office by the deadline. Please e-mail all supporting documents to

  1. On-line Application Form (below)
  2. One-page statement of the conference’s relevance to your work
  3. Detailed budget
  4. OSOTF form (if applicable)
Please Note: The Awards and Fellowships Committee will not consider candidates for whom there is no current Supervisory Progress Report on file.

Application Form

Please completed the online OSOTF form and e-mail the form to

It does not disquality you from receiving the Conference Travel Grant if your answer is NO

Other documents required to complete the Conference Travel Award application

Please e-mail the following documents in one PDF file to The file should include: 

  • One-page statement of the conference’s relevance to your work
  • Detailed budget for the conference
  • OSOTF form (if applicable)

Your application submission should be saved in one PDF file as follows: Lastname_FirstInitial – Fall 2019_HIS_TravelAward.pdf