FIAA Student Conference and Research Grants

The Alumni Association offers grants to Master of Information, Master of Museum Studies and Bachelor of Information students to participate in research conferences.

Students are eligible if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • They are attending a conference, have been invited to a conference or poster session in order to present a paper or research, or to participate as a speaker or a panelist.
  • They are enrolled in a professional development course, training program or workshop.

Grants are to be used to subsidize the cost of attending the conference, or to help defray the cost of participating in a professional development activity. (Please note: these grants cannot be used to defray the costs of Faculty of Information MI/MMSt/BI degree program courses.)

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 Faculty of Information. 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