Prior to submitting a PDF Travel Award application, be sure to carefully review the eligibility criteria below. As indicated in the Eligibility Summary below, PDFs from the Faculty of Science and from the Faculty of Medicine submit applications directly to their respective faculties and not to the PDFO.
Applications for the PDF Travel Award are submitted online through Qualtrics. The Qualtrics application requires approximately 15 minutes to complete and will require you to upload several supporting documents. It is not possible to edit your application after submission. This online application should be completed in one sitting.
2020 Q2 PDF Travel Award Application Form (competition suspended due to COVID-19)
The following supporting documents must be submitted as one continuous PDF file in the following order:
- A copy of the applicant’s CV (4 page maximum)
- An outline of the conference
- Proof of presentation (This should include correspondence from event organizers showing presenter name, date, type of presentation, and title of presentation).
If confirmation of acceptance for conference presentation has not been received before the travel award application date, please submit proof of submission. Should you be selected for a PDF Travel Award, the award will be conditional based on conference acceptance. Proof of conference accepted must be submitted to the PDFO prior to travel in order to confirm the award.
Please note that all supporting documents must be uploaded and photographs of supporting documents will not be accepted.
An application is completed through the following tasks:
Part A: Applicant Information
- Applicant Name
- Email Address
- PDF Appointment Start Date
- PDF Appointment End Date
- Supervisor/PI Name
- Supervisor/PI Email Address
Part B: Funding Request
- Travel Award Amount Requested
- Conference Name
- Conference Location
- Conference Date(s)
- Other Funding Sources
- Presentation Type
- Contributing Author(s)
- Presentation Title
- Presentation Abstract
- Benefits of Conference Attendance
Part C: Application Submission
- Application verification and confirmation
- Upload of travel award application in one continuous PDF file.
Please note: Submissions must have all of the above-listed supporting documents attached as ONE PDF document, labelled "Lastname, Firstname – Travel Award Application" (eg. "Doe, John - Travel Award Application"). Photographs of applications or of any application components will not be accepted.
If your application is successfully submitted through Qualtrics, you should receive an email confirmation shortly after submission.
Applications can be submitted up to 3 months in advance of the calendar quarter in which the travel will occur (based on the first date of travel). Please note the following dates for the upcoming fiscal year.
Update March 16, 2020: Due to the emerging coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the PDF Travel Award COMPETITION has been PUT ON HOLD FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. PLEASE REFER BACK TO this page for information about when the competition will resume.
|Quarter in which travel will occur
||Dates applications are accepted
|2020 Q1 - January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020
||October 1 to December 31, 2019
|2020 Q2 - April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020
||January 1 to March 31, 2020
|2020 Q3 - July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020
||April 1 to June 30, 2020
|2020 Q4 - October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020
||July 1 to September 30, 2020