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Graduate Student Conference Funding

VIU Conference Funding

2023|24 Deadlines

September 22, 2023, for conferences between May 1 and December 31, 2023 (Applications open on July 31).

January 19, 2024, for conferences between September 1, 2023, and April 30, 2024. 

May 17, 2024, for conferences between January 1 and August 31, 2024.

Application Process

Here is the link to ROMEO, VIU's funding application system. You will need to access this system to fill out your application for funding.

Here is a link to the Student Guide to Romeo. We HIGHLY recommend reading through this as you navigate ROMEO.

Here is the link to the VIU ROMEO main page if you have problems with the system.

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


  • Students may receive conference funding once per academic year (Sept 1 - Aug 31) for one event
  • Students must be actively presenting at the event
  • Materials presented must be those produced in the student's graduate program
  • Funds cannot be used where participation at a conference is required as a prerequisite to receiving course credits
  • Current VIU graduate student, or event dates are with 12 months of receiving VIU graduate credential

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 funding, expenses may include travel, food, accommodation, and registration.

Student Travel and Conference Funding

Virtual Events 

$200 (registration and associated membership costs only)

Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland


Rest of BC, AB, WA, OR


All other destinations


Jessica Wilde Funding


Have questions? Email Vanessa