Are you a graduate student conducting environment-economy research? Looking for funding to present your research at a conference? Consider applying for a Smart Prosperity Graduate Student Travel Award!

The next round of the Travel Award Contest opens in January 2019.

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.


The October round of applications is now closed. Stay tuned--next round opens in January 2019.  

Questions? Please contact SPI’s Research Network Manager at