FIAA Student Conference/Research Grants

About the Grants

The Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA) offers grants to Master of Information (MI), Master of Museum Studies (MMSt), and Bachelor of Information (BI) students who:


Are attending a conference or have been invited to a conference in order to present a paper or a poster session or participate as a speaker or a panelist.


Are conducting a clearly defined research project, supervised by a Faculty member as part of their studies at the iSchool.


Are enrolled in a professional development course, training program, or workshop. Please note: these grants cannot be used to defray the costs of Faculty of Information MI/MMST/BI degree program courses.

Grants are to be used to subsidize the cost of attending the conference, to help defray research-related costs of conducting the research project, or to help defray the cost of participating in a professional development activity. A committee of alumni volunteers will decide the grant amount awarded to each recipient, but no individual award will exceed $500. A student may receive only one grant during their program at the iSchool. Grant recipients will be acknowledged on the Faculty website.

For each application cycle, one grant be reserved for a Black or Indigenous student.


  • Qualifications & Selection Process

  • Application Process

  • Deadlines