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Conference Funding

2022-23 Deadlines

  • September 16, 2022, for conferences between May 1 and December 31, 2022
  • January 20, 2023, for conferences between September 1, 2022, and April 30, 2023
  • May 19, 2023, for conferences between January 1 and August 31, 2023

Application Process

  • ROMEO - VIU's funding application system. You will need to access this system to fill out your application

  • Student Guide to Romeo - We highly recommend reading through this as you navigate ROMEO

  • VIU ROMEO main page - if you have problems with the system

  • General Info Sheet - information about Student Conference Funding, including eligibility, amounts, the application process, adjudication and what documents you will need to provide to receive your award. Note that funds are awarded as reimbursement, not in advance.

Students use the same application for all funding types listed below (Student Travel and Conference, Jessica Wilde, and Stephanie Buckingham).

Funding Available

Please note amounts listed are the maximum available. Actual amounts are determined by funding levels and the number of applications. For destination-based, support expenses may include travel, food, accommodation, and registration. 

Students may only apply to receive travel and conference funding administered by the STAR committee once per academic year.

Student Travel and Conference Funding

Undergrads may be active or passive participants (presenting or not presenting). Graduates must be active. 

Virtual Events *new category for 2022-23 

$200 (registration and associated membership costs only)

Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland


Rest of BC, AB, WA, OR


All other destinations


Jessica Wilde Funding

$250 (For active presenters only)

Stephanie Buckingham Funding

$500 (For Nursing students only)


Questions? Email Vanessa

Social Science Undergraduate Conference Awards

Up to $200 USD each. Can be used for in person or virtual conferences. Need some help? Connect with

Learn more about Social Science Undergraduate Conference Awards

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