Any member attending a conference, presenting at a conference, or pursuing an academic or professional activity beyond those delivered as part of the College’s curriculum is eligible to apply for and receive funding up to but not in excess of the expenses they incurred in the travel to and from the event and any activities/boarding costs incurred at the event. The awards recipients are selected from a pool of de-identified applications by the SMSS Funding and Oversight Committee which is chaired by the Student Groups Coordinator (SGC). The Committee meets twice a school year for each application cycle. The Fall cycle is for events taking place between October 1st to May 31st. The Spring cycle is for events between April 1st to November 31st. NOTE: Events taking place in October November, April, and May can be applied for during either cycle.
SPRING 2020 UPDATE: In lieu of recent events, the SMSS has decided to open applications for the Spring Travel Awards to individuals who attended conferences between May 31st, 2019 and April 1st, 2020. If you previously received funding from the SMSS to attend a conference during this time frame you are not eligible to receive funding again. Applications will open on May 11, 2020 and will close on May 25, 2020 at 11:59pm.
Normally, Spring Travel Award funding is prospective, however, since COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of expected conferences for the near future, the SMSS saw it fit to offer retroactive funding with the remaining budget. Consequently, please submit receipts for the expenses you wish to be reimbursed for (pictures of receipts are acceptable). All applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested parties should refer to the SMSS Policies Package (Funding and Oversight Committee policy and Travel Awards protocols). Please note that failing to COMPLETELY FILL OUT the application form WILL result in the application being removed from contention.