The organizing committee continues to pursue grants which can provide travel subsidies for participants in the 20th Biennial Inuit Studies Conference. While we anticipate that the conference will be successful in attracting a considerable amount of support, it is unlikely that there will be sufficient funding available to meet all requests. We continue to urge all conference participants to pursue individual options for travel grants through government, trusts and foundations.

Priority for travel support from conference resources will be given to Inuit presenters who are not in the employ of governments or agencies. Inuit presenters who can demonstrate that they have raised partial funding through independent means will be given highest priority.In addition, a percentage of the available funds will be reserved for graduate students who are presenting at the conference.

Maximum travel grants will be based on the lowest economy airfare (please see the Getting Here page for airline discounts), a total hotel allowance not to exceed $500 and a total per diem allowance not to exceed $300. Subsidies will not be provided for conference registration fees.

Individuals wishing to receive travel support should apply in writing to the Conference Coordinator. Applications should include name and contact information, as well as an estimate of travel cost from the home location to St. John’s (confirmed by an e-quote/e-ticket). Graduate students should identify themselves as such. Please also include information on any travel support received from or anticipated from other sources.

Requests for travel support from Inuit and graduate student presenters will be considered in the order they are received up to the conference date or until funds are exhausted. Until September 6th, only requests for travel support from these prioritized groups will be reviewed. After that date, requests for travel support from other presenters will be considered subject to the availability of funds.