The Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI) offers travel awards for 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, 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 transportation to and lodging at the conference, as well as conference registration fees. 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 now closed. Stay tuned for the next round of funding in September.
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 SPI’s Research Network Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Recipients of the Graduate Student Travel Award
Akio Yamazaki, SPI Pre-Doctural Fellow, University of Calgary
Southern Economic Association, Washington DC., 2018. – “Carbon Tax, Productivity, and Reallocation: Lessons from Canadian Manufacturing Plants”
Occasional Workshop in Environmental and Resource Economics, UCSB, 2018 – “Carbon Tax, Productivity, and Reallocation: Lessons from Canadian Manufacturing Plants”
Nathan Lemphers, SPI Pre-Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, UBC 2019 – “Risk, control, and networks: The evolution of stakeholder politics on climate policy development in Australia, Canada, and Norway”
International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Carleton University 2019 – “Transitioning fossil fuel exporters: climate policymaking in Norway, Canada, and Australia”
International Public Policy Association Annual Conference, Concordia 2019 – “Risk, control, and networks: The evolution of stakeholder politics on climate policy development in Australia, Canada, and Norway”
Eve Bourgeois, University of Toronto
Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, California 2019 – “Let’s call the whole thing off: the role of coalition building and risk perception in Ontario’s provincial climate policy 1998-2018”
Philipe Kaboure, University of Ottawa
Canadian Economics Association Annual Meeting, Banff 2019 – “Impact of Temperature on Canada Manufacturing Activity”
Ying Zhou, University of Waterloo
International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Carleton University 2019 – “Market-Based Instruments (MBIs) for Implementing Sustainable Community Plan (SCPs)”
Lusi Xie, University of Alberta
Canadian Agricultural Economics Society Annual Meeting, Ottawa 2019 – “Incentivizing Hunters to Participate in Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Management in Alberta”
Vasundhara Saravade, University of Waterloo
International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Carleton University 2019 – “An Institutional Analysis of the Green Bond Markets in India and China”
Arthur Yip, Carnegie Mellon University
C150C Climate Economics, Innovation, and Policy: The Economics of Environmental Policy and Innovation, Ottawa 2019 – “The dynamic costs & benefits of technology-forcing policy nested in a broader performance standard: the case of ZEV & CAFÉ”