Travel Awards

Please review your specific department for a listing of the travel awards. Some travel awards will require an application through the department.

Scholarships marked with an asterisk (*) are administered by the University of Victoria Foundation.

Dr. Jean Downie Dey Student Mobility Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Education to travel within Canada or internationally to attend or present at a conference, workshop or travel to support their studies.

Applications must be submitted by May 31st to the Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs, Faculty of Education.

Lorene Kennedy Field Course Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to offset additional costs required for field-based courses offered by the School of Environmental Studies or the Restoration of Natural Systems Program. Awards are given to full-time or part-time undergraduate student who are declared majors or minors in the School of Environmental Studies, graduate students in the School of Environmental Studies and students in the Restoration of Natural Systems program.

The School of Environmental Studies will nominate the recipients of these awards.

No application required

Anne and Ivor Williams Spain and Latin America Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of at least $1,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Hispanic or Latin American Studies who are registered in a study abroad program, field school, experiential learning opportunity, or co-op work-term in Spain or Latin America.

 

Dennis, Jerome, and Peter Zachary Award in Ukrainian Studies*

Value: $1000| Number: Varies

One or more awards of at least $1,000 each are awarded to undergraduate students of Ukrainian language and/or culture courses. Recipients will be nominated by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies.

Preference will be given to students who, in descending order of priority:
(a) are continuing their studies of Ukrainian language and/or culture in the summer academic term through an accredited program in Ukraine.
(b) were academically outstanding in a Ukrainian language and/or culture course in the previous term.

Elias Mandel Prize for Study Abroad in Hispanic and Italian Studies*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more prizes are awarded to undergraduate students in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies to assist with tuition costs and/or travel costs relating to studying abroad through courses, field schools or programs offered or recognized by the department.

 

I-Witness Field School Travel Award

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

All registered students undergraduate or graduate in the bi-annual I-Witness Field School will receive a travel award to assist with the field school program and travel costs. Award amounts will be determined by the director of the I-Witness Field School based on available funding.

Please note: this award is only awarded on even years.

Zena and Chaim Katz Family Award for Holocaust Studies*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

All registered undergraduate students in the bi-annual I-Witness Field School will receive a travel award to assist with the travel costs of the field school (travel to, from and within Europe). Award amounts will be determined by the director of the I-Witness Field School based on available funding.

Please note: this award is only awarded on even years.

 

Application Required via Department

Elias Mandel Prize for Study Abroad in Humanities*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more prizes are awarded to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Humanities who are studying abroad through courses, field schools or programs offered or recognized by the Faculty of Humanities. Students must submit a budget and budget justification for amount requested (maximum $6,000), an unofficial transcript, a statement of no more than 500 words describing the purpose of the study abroad program and its relevance to the student's program of study, and two letters of support from appropriate instructors familiar with the student's academic work. The deadline for applications is March 31st (if the deadline falls on a weekend, the application is due the following Monday). All application materials should be addressed to the Faculty of Humanities, Associate Dean Academic.

Faculty of Humanities Undergraduate Research Travel Award

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

This fund supports undergraduate students travelling to participate in research activities. Each year, one or more students will be awarded up to $500 to assist with air fare and living expenses while engaged in research at international libraries, universities or other related sites. One or more awards may be made annually, provided there are applications of sufficient merit.

Applications must be submitted to the Associate Dean of Humanities by Oct. 15th and March 15th. The nomination of the recipients and the determination on the amount of the award will be made by the Associate Dean of Humanities.

Grace and Harry Hickman Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Scholarships will be awarded to assist students to study French at a university in any region or country where French is the dominant language and where an immersive language and cultural experience is present. Applicants must be registered in a full time program, including at least one course in French, at the University of Victoria, and intend to study at a university where the language of instruction is French for one or more semesters and to return to the University of Victoria to complete the program requirements. The scholarship will be paid upon receipt of documents demonstrating the student’s registration at an acceptable institution. Students in any year of study are eligible. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards on upon the recommendation of the Department of French.

Written applications, including details of the proposed program, are to be submitted to the Department of French by April 1 of the academic year preceding the proposed study at another institution.

Richard and Margaret Beck Student Research Travel Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One award of up to $6,000 is given to an undergraduate or graduate student in the Humanities or Social Sciences or Fine Arts who has already completed a course or is undertaking a significant research project that is related to Icelandic language and literature, to travel to Iceland for the purpose of research or course work. 

Applications must be submitted to the Dean of Humanities by December 15th. In the case of an undergraduate award, selection will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Associate Dean Academic of Humanities. 

Robert J. Murphy Travel Award in Greek and Roman Studies*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more travel awards of at least $1,000 each are awarded to undergraduate student who have a declared major in Greek and Roman Studies and who are enrolled in a field school, study tour or a study abroad course offered through the Department of Greek and Roman Studies, or approved by the department. The award will assist students with the costs of travel and/or fees associated with programs offered by the Department of Greek and Roman Studies.

Students will be selected based on a written proposal submitted to the department.

Application Required via MyPage

Lynette F. Hain Memorial Scholarship in French*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of at least $1,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students with a declared major in French who are enrolled in the bi-annual French Field School Seminar. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Online travel award budget sheet is required, students must apply through their My Page between January 01 and January 31.

Johann Stauss Foundation Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two scholarships are awarded to assist undergraduate or graduate students registered in the School of Music to study music in Austria. At least one of these two annual scholarships must be for study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Applicants must:

  • be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants
  • provide documentation demonstrating the applicant’s registration at an acceptable institution.
  • audition

Graduating students are also eligible for this award.

  • In the case of an undergraduate student, selection of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • In the case of a graduate student, selection will be made by the Graduate Admissions and Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.

Details of criteria and application forms are available at the School of Music. Applications must be submitted to the School of Music by January 10 of the academic year of the proposed study in Austria.  For more details please go to the School of Music website.

Johann Strauss Foundation - Joseph and Melitta Kandler Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Supplemental scholarships may be awarded to the undergraduate or graduate recipients of the Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarships.
Note: Separate application NOT required. Recipients of the Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarships are also considered for this scholarship.

L.E. Frances Druce Student Travel Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are made to academically outstanding full-time undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Music for the enhancement of the student learning experience through travel, in support of research/creative activity and may include filed schools, exhibitions, performances or presentations. Preference will be given to women students.

Nominations will be made by the School of Music.

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Victoria Travel Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is given to a student who has completed at least 4 courses on China and/or overseas Chinese studies and who is undertaking a study of Chinatowns outside of the City of Victoria. The general University requirement that the award recipient must return to the University of Victoria in the next regular session and enroll in a full program does not apply to this travel award.

The Department of Pacific and Asian Studies will nominate the recipient of this award.

Dart Coon Club Chinese Freemasons of Victoria China Studies Travel Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is given to a student who has completed at least 4 courses on China and/or overseas Chinese studies and who is undertaking a study tour of China. The general University requirement that the award recipient must return to the University of Victoria in the next regular session and enroll in a full program does not apply to this travel award. The purpose of this award is to stimulate the study of geography of China and to provide funds for the organiztion of a study tour of China.

The Department of Pacific and Asian Studies will nominate the recipient of this award.

Ma Tse-Tung Memorial Travel Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is given to a student who has completed at least 4 courses on China and/or Overseas Chinese Studies and who is undertaking a study tour of China. the general University requirement that the award recipient must return to the University of Victoria in the next regular session and enroll in a full program does not apply to this travel award. This award was funded through a bequest from the late Mr. Bill Scott and is awarded in memory of the late Mao Tse-Tung for the purpose of promoting the study of Modern China.

The Department of Pacific and Asian Studies will nominate the recipient of this award.

Jeffrey Rubinoff Scholar in Art as a Source of Knowledge Travel Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

The award is to cover travel, food and accommodation costs (the "Forum Costs") for the recipient of the Jeffrey Rubinoff Scholars in Arts as a Source of Knowldege Fellowship and two graduate or undergraduate students to attend the Company of Ideas Forum (the "Forum") which is conducted annually by the Jeffrey Rubinoff Foundation at the Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park (JRSP). Recipients will also be firstly chosen from Art History and Visual Studies, unless no eligible undergraduate or graduate students are available in a given year, in which case the students might be chosen from the Department of Visual Arts.

The Department of Art History and Visual Studies will nominate the recipient of this award.