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Outstanding Scholars Travel Fund

The Outstanding Scholars Student Travel Fund has been established to provide support for student travel and/or online conference fees for the purpose of presenting a paper, poster, demonstration, or conducting other research-related activities.

Fund Application Guidelines

  • The funds provided are intended to support research-related activities off campus

  • Learning outcomes, benefits to individual students, and the campus community must be clearly articulated in the proposal

  • Students must apply for support as individuals

  • Applications for sponsorship must include a complete budget

  • Other sources of funding must be identified

  • Please include the name and email of your sponsoring faculty member.

  • Approval funding will only be released upon submission of the required receipts or invoices through UWinsite Finance

  • Applications should be submitted to the Coordinator of the Outstanding Scholars program at least three weeks prior to any travel

  • To ensure an equitable review of requests, proposals will be considered on the following basis during the review

    • The number of students and others benefiting or participating in the activity

    • The value to the student, the campus community, and the local community

    • The ability of individuals or groups to share their research findings and presentation experience with the larger campus community

  • Students who are awarded support must submit receipts/invoices within no more than three weeks after the event, to UWinsite Finance. 


Please note that original receipts must be submitted with your application, including boarding passes if possible.

Funding Levels

  • Requests for support will be considered to a maximum of $300
  • Funding will cover one-third of the costs of the cost to participate in the conference. The student is expected to provide one-third, and the student’s department or faculty supervisor should provide one-third


  • All conference presentations must be related to your Outstanding Scholars research work
  • Funds can only be accessed one time per year per individual
  • Activities must meet the University of Windsor Policy and Procedures criteria (e.g. Risk Management, Human Rights)
  • There are limited funds for travel each year. Therefore, once the Outstanding Scholar travel funds have been used, no funding for travel can be approved until a new budget year begins. 


Students wishing to apply for support should complete the Microsoft Form ( to apply and obtain the supporting faculty member's approval to use their name as a verifier on the form.