Funding

We offer three funding programs to help support your association’s programming and facilitate graduate student participation at Congress. 

Contact your scholarly association to submit an application. 

We are committed to increasing equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization across Congress programming and funding programs, and encourage associations submitting funding applications to do the same. Find out more about our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization

The Federation is pleased to present the Open Programs Fund, which will offer grants to help support sessions by member associations at Congress 2023. The Open Programs Fund consolidates two previous Congress funds that were available to associations: the International Keynote Speaker Support Fund and the Aid for Interdisciplinary Sessions Fund.

Associations: for the criteria and the application form, please see the Organizers Portal. Sessions supported by the Open Programs Fund must be open to the public and all registered attendees, fully integrated into the conference programs of each association involved, and will be promoted by the Federation in the online calendar of open events.

More information coming soon. 

The Federation is pleased to offer an award program to help facilitate the participation of graduate students in Congress activities. The Congress Graduate Merit Award (CGMA) program consists of a $500 prize amount and has two main objectives:

  1. As a merit-based award, it serves to recognize and celebrate the academic excellence of deserving graduate students who present their work at Congress;
  2. The award’s financial value is primarily meant to help offset costs associated with participating in Congress.

All associations who plan to hold a conference at Congress 2023 will receive a set number of CGMA to allocate to their most deserving graduate student members. The number of graduate students each association can endorse through the CGMA is based on their respective membership size. Each award is valued at $500 and will be disbursed in June 2023.

Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be graduate students (M.A., Ph.D.) enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada;
  • Be in good academic standing;
  • Be members of one of the Federation’s scholarly associations hosting a conference at Congress 2023;
  • Provide their association with a 250-word (max) abstract of the research they propose to present at Congress 2023.

Assessment and funding

Each scholarly association registered for Congress 2023 is invited to nominate a set number of candidates (as determined by the Federation, based on the association’s membership size).

Given that scholarly associations have varying timelines for the posting of their respective calls-for-papers, the Federation’s online application period will be open to receive associations’ endorsements of candidates anytime between October 18, 2022, and April 14, 2023.

The Federation will notify associations of the acceptance/ rejection of each of their CGMA submissions by May 2, 2023.

A congratulatory letter will be emailed to successful graduate students and their endorsing association, confirming their winning submission and other details.

Payments will only be made to graduate recipients who attended Congress 2023 and picked up their badge from Congress Registration.

Payments will be disbursed directly to the graduate student recipients’ bank accounts no later than June 30, 2023.

 

View the 2022 recipients.

The Federation is pleased to offer an award program to help offset the cost of child and dependent care for participants in Congress 2023. The Congress Child and Dependent Care Subsidy program consists of a reimbursement of up to $200 for eligible expenses. This program stems from the Federation’s commitment to creating a more accessible, equitable, inclusive, and decolonized Congress experience for all attendees.

All associations who plan to hold a conference at Congress 2023 will receive a set number of subsidies to allocate to their members. The number of subsidies each association can endorse through this program is based on their respective membership size. Each subsidy consists of a reimbursement to the attendee for proven eligible expenses of up to $200 and will be disbursed in July 2023.

Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Participation in Congress 2023 as a presenter, chair, moderator, or respondent; 
  • Be members in good standing of one of the Federation’s scholarly associations who will be hosting a conference at Congress;
  • Be registered for Congress 2023; and
  • Provide an application statement to their association detailing professional status, dependent care needs, and estimated amount of financial support requested (max 250 words). Priority to be given to graduate students, early career researchers, and Congress participants that meet the registration category criteria of underemployed or unemployed attendee.

Assessment and funding

Each scholarly association registered for Congress 2023 is invited to nominate a set number of candidates (as determined by the Federation, based on the association’s membership size). The deadline for submitting applications will be April 14, 2023. The Federation will notify associations of the acceptance/ rejection of each of their submissions by May 2, 2023.

A congratulatory letter will be emailed to successful candidates and their endorsing association, confirming their acceptance and other details. Payments will only be made to those who attended Congress 2023 and picked up their badge from Congress Registration. Payments will be disbursed directly to recipients’ bank accounts no later than June 30, 2023.

Questions

Please contact us at congress@federationhss.ca with any questions.   

Eligible associations can contact us at organizers@federationhss.ca with any questions. 

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