EGSS Graduate Student Enhancement Award - For Research 2016-2017
Please read instructions carefully! Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Awards offered:

Winners of the EGSS GSEA are entitled to an award of either:
• $250 for presenting at a conference or scholarly meeting in Canada or the continental United States.
• $500 for presenting outside of Canada or the continental United States (i.e., Hawaii, Alaska, etc.).


Eligibility Criteria:

1) All members of the Education Graduate Students’ Society are eligible to apply for the award. This includes non-thesis and international students.
2) Applicants must be presenters (paper, poster, etc.) at an academic workshop or conference that requires travel outside of Greater Montreal.
3) Students are eligible to receive a maximum of one (1) GSEA per academic year.
4) Students who are receiving direct financial support to attend the conference/scholarly meeting from their supervisor/ department are not eligible for this award
5) Priority will be given to students who do not hold a bursary, scholarship, or fellowship of over $15,000 for this academic year.


Required Application Documents:

1) Completion and submission of this Google Forms
A confirmation message will appear when successfully completed
2) A completed Supervisor/Faculty Member Support form found here:
3) Confirmation of full time status:
In fulfillment of this section, you may log into your MINERVA account and do the following:
Click on Student Menu
Click on Student Records Menu
Click on Letters – Proof of Enrollment
Under Term and Status: Select the academic year in which your conference is being held
Under Type of Letter: Select Proof of Enrollment/Graduation
Click Submit/Print and attach the generated letter to your application
4) A copy of the acceptance letter* confirming your participation in the conference or scholarly meeting**

*If not available at the time of application, please include proof of submission or a copy of the conference program.
Please note that proof of acceptance is required prior to payment of the award.
** Please email required documents 2, 3, & 4 in PDF format to: with subject line:
Lastname, Firstname - GSEA Research - Deadline Date


Deadline for application:

For events held: Application deadline:

November 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017 October 15, 2016
March 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017 February 15, 2017
July 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017 June 15, 2017


According to in the EGSS constitution, please note that the award eligible recipient has one (1) month after EGSS has notified the award winner to accept the travel award. If the award eligible recipient fails to notify EGSS whether they will accept the travel award or not at the end of one month, this will result in a forfeiture of the award.
Furthermore, upon acceptance of the award, students have 3 months to pick up the award at EGSS or notify EGSS that they intend to pick up the award at a later date. Failure to do so within the time limit will result in a forfeiture of the award.

Full Name
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Phone Number
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McGill ID Number
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Academic Status
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Full-time studies
Name of Conference/Scholarly meeting
*where you would/could present this
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Location of Conference/Scholarly Meeting
*where you would/could present this - in the form of (city, province/state, country)
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Date of Conference/Scholarly Meeting
*where you would/could present this
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Is this a multi-authored paper/work?
If so, are you the principal author?
Will you be presenting the paper?
Do you currently hold a bursary, scholarship, or fellowship of over 15,000 CND$
Basic amount of travel support sought:
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Abstract Submitted to Conference
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