Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards

The Institute for Earth and Space Exploration is pleased to offer a minimum of 10 awards annually of $500 each for graduate students to attend an international conference. The goal of this program is to offer our trainees an international conference experience and to promote Institute research internationally.


Students must be enrolled in full-time graduate studies at Western and be Members of the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration.

How To Apply

Please submit your application to Ensure that “Graduate Student Conference Travel Award” is in the subject line of the e-mail. The application consists of the following:
  •  Conference abstract (a draft is permissible if the abstract has not yet been submitted) (PDF format);
  •  In the body of the e-mail, provide details of the conference, including dates and location. Include a link to the conference website;
  •  Resume/CV containing details about your education, previous employment, research/lab experiences,technical and programming skills, publications, conferences attended, and awards. Maximum of two pages. (PDF format).
There are two deadlines annually where applications will be considered: December 31st and April 30th. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the April 30th deadline has been extended to August 31st. Students can apply for future conferences or conferences already attended.