UTM PDF Travel Grants


Program Purpose:

UTM PDF Travel Grants are intended to encourage presentation of research at academic conferences. Travel Grants of up to $500 per person, per year, will be provided only to support travel to attend and present research at a regional, national, or international conference, or at an equivalent academic event. Travel for other purposes, such as off-site research, data collection or collaboration are ineligible for this program.

Expense eligibility will be in accordance with the policies of the University of Toronto and the appropriate Tri-Council Agency. When costs of travel exceed those provided by this program, additional funds are expected from the faculty supervisor and/or a UTM department.


Eligibility Guidelines:

To be eligible, a Postdoctoral Fellow must be supervised by a tenured or tenure-track faculty member appointed in a UTM academic department, and the Fellow must be affiliated with UTM. Successful UTM Postdoctoral Fellows will be eligible to reapply for the grant 12 months following the date of funds transfer.


Adjudication Process & Evaluation Criteria:

Staff in the Office of the Vice-Principal Research (OVPR) will confirm the applicants’ eligibility and verify the appropriateness of the request. OVPR staff may solicit follow-up clarification with applicants. All eligible requests will be funded.


The UTM Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Grants Application:

A complete application should be submitted, by e-mail, to Rong Wu (rong.wu@utoronto.ca). There is no deadline. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please note, incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The maximum 2-page application package must include:

  • Cover sheet (1 page)
  • A one-page description of the proposed conference travel, including:
    • The name, location, and dates of the event;
    • The title of the Postdoctoral Fellow’s paper, poster, or talk to be delivered; and
    • A description of the relevance of the conference/meeting to the PDF’s academic program


Post-Award Details:

The value of the award, up to $500, will be transferred to the UTM Supervisor’s commitment fund centre (CFC).