Conference & Institute Bursary Fund

Now Accepting Bursary Applications for the 2020 EDC Conference

The EDC Conference and Institute Bursary Fund is intended to support new professionals without professional development funds. We invite graduate students and early career educational developers (up to 3 years experience) who do not have professional development funds to apply to the EDC bursary fund to receive financial assistance to attend the conference.

The amount of each bursary will be up to a maximum of the cost of conference and pre-conference fees. The exact amount of the bursary will depend on the number of successful applications.

To apply to the fund:

Complete the EDC Bursary Application Form. Email your application to Natasha Hannon, EDC Vice-Chair, Awards and Recognition by Monday, December 9th, 2019*.

*Note:  Unless the deadline is formally extended by the EDC, bursary applications submitted after the posted deadline will not be accepted for review.

Requisite criteria:
applicant does not have access to other Professional Development funds.

Priority criteria
(if there are more applications than bursaries available):

  1. Priority will be given to those who have not previously received a bursary.
  2. Impact of bursary on applicant’s career and personal development (judged by applicant’s statement).
  3. Applicant’s contribution to the conference or institute – priority will be given to those presenting or who are a volunteer from the host site.
  4. Institutional and regional representation – priority will be given to those from institutional or regional areas that are less represented.


Bursary Procedure

  1. Apply and receive confirmation of the bursary.
  2. Recipients of the EDC Conference or Institute Bursary are required to pay the conference fee at the time of registration.
  3. In order to be reimbursed, each recipient must complete an STLHE_ExpenseForm. Enter “EDC Conference Registration” as the item on the expense form along with the registration amount, and attach the e-receipt that you received at the time of registration.
  4. Email the completed form and attached e-receipt to Natasha Hannon (Vice-Chair, Awards and Recognition).
  5. The cheque will be mailed to the address you provide on the expenses form.