BSN Student Travel Award

UBC undergraduate nursing students are eligible to apply for travel support to present at a conference from the UBC Undergraduate Nursing Student Travel Fund. The Travel Fund may provide financial support to a maximum of $750 once per BSN degree program for approved UBC undergraduate nursing students who present a peer-reviewed paper or poster at an official conference or symposium (student workshops are ineligible). There are a limited number of awards available each year, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only two student co-authors are eligible to apply for funding for the same presentation.

Value:                   Maximum of $750 per UBC nursing undergraduate student.

Deadline:            Applications are adjudicated by the Scholarship of Teaching and Research (STaR) committee throughout the year. Graduating BSN students must submit applications by April 1st to be considered for conferences hosted the same calendar year.

Eligibility:           Student must be a current UBC nursing undergraduate student at the time of application and provide proof of presentation/poster acceptance. Students attending local conferences will only be eligible to apply for the cost of conference registration. Undergraduate students presenting at national and international conferences are also eligible to apply for travel and accommodation costs to a maximum of $750. Students are only eligible for reimbursement from the Travel Fund once.

Ineligibility:          It is the student's responsibility to ensure that their conference travel does not interfere with required BSN Clinical Practice & Laboratory Experience Time. There is no funding available for students to attend conferences - students must be presenting to be eligible for funding.

The conference or competition acceptance must take place while the student is enrolled full-time in UBC-Vancouver Bachelor of Nursing degree program. Reimbursement of official expense receipts may occur within the same calendar year. Students on official on-leave status are not enrolled full-time.

Application: Students must submit the completed Travel Fund Application form to the Office of Nursing Research & Teaching Scholarship (

  • Applications must be signed by student and a faculty nominator/mentor.
  • Proof of conference presentation or poster.

Application Instructions

Application Form