Are you a graduate student conducting environment-economy research? Looking for funding to present your research at a virtual conference?  


Consider applying for a Smart Prosperity Graduate Student Virtual Travel Award!


The Virtual Travel Award Contest is now open


Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI) offers travel awards for virtual conference attendance on a competitive basis to current graduate students conducting environment-economy research of policy relevance for Canada. 

Proposals can be submitted by Masters or PhD students, and Post Doctoral Fellows, who have been accepted or invited to present a poster or give a talk in a conference session, workshop or meeting. Requested funding should not exceed $1,500.00 CAD, and can be used to cover conference registration fees, and software required to present virtually. The Travel Award Contest runs three times a year: at the start of the fall semester (end of September application deadline), at the start of the spring semester (end of January deadline) and at the start of the summer (end of April deadline). 

Recipients of a Travel Award will work with the SPI Communications Team to develop an SPI guest blog post describing the policy relevance of their research findings. This will particularly help funded students enhance their ability to share their results to a range of different audiences, including policy makers, other key policy actors, and the broader public.


Deadline for this round of applications is January 31st 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST

  • For more information, see the full Travel Award Details here.
  • To learn how to apply, go directly to the Application Form here.
  • Questions? Please contact Brydie Brown at