Award Search

This tool lets you view awards, scholarships, prizes and bursaries offered at York University. Take a few moments to search for awards you may be eligible for: you can search by Faculty, award type, activity level or type in the name of an award that you may be familiar with. Unless otherwise stated, all full-time, part-time and mature students are eligible for all the awards in the system so long as they meet the published criteria.

For additional graduate awards, visit the York Financial Assistance section of the Faculty of Graduate Studies website. You can also see a listing of external awards elsewhere on this site.

Note: All awards listed on this website are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Mechanical Engineering Conference Travel Award

The ME Conference Travel Award was created to recognize excellent research achievement of graduate students (MASc and PhD) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering by supporting them to attend scientific conferences, congresses and events (called conferences in this document) that are peer-reviewed and internationally-recognized. The number of awards and their monetary values will change annually based on the availability of research boost funding provided by the Lassonde School. The candidate must meet all of the following criteria at the time of conference attendance: Be registered full-time in a graduate program (MASc or PhD) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University; be conducting research under principal supervision of a faculty member affiliated with the graduate program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University; have submitted a scientific paper and/or abstract to the conference which has been peer-reviewed, accepted and published in the format of a proceeding or special journal issue; attend the conference in person and present the paper in the format of a poster or oral presentation; have already applied for and secured funding from all other sources of travel support at York University (e.g., by GSA, FGS, and CUPE) and the conference. Priority will be given to students who have not received this award in the past two years. This award is restricted to one per academic year (Sep-Aug) per student and can only be used to cover the costs of conference registration and transportation.
Application Process
Eligible costs are conference transportation and registration fee only. Both students and supervisors (who pay for attending the conference) can apply for this award. If the supervisor has paid for the conference, the award can match supervisor?s financial contribution (one-to-one ratio) up to a maximum of $400. Accordingly, the supervisor can pay all or part of the conference attendance costs upfront and apply for reimbursement with the student. If the student has paid for the conference, the award cannot exceed $400. A complete application package must include all of the following documents: 1. Paper acceptance email or letter from the conference review committee. This document or another official one from the conference should show the peer-review process. 2. Accepted paper or abstract with full information about the applicant and his/her supervisor(s). Only the officially published versions in the proceedings or a journal issue will be accepted.3. Transportation and registration documents showing the amounts paid for the student. 4. Letter of support from the supervisor or the lead co-author of the presented paper which should speak to the criteria listed above. Complete nomination package must be submitted electronically as one PDF file to the Graduate Program Assistant of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The deadline will be set 1 month after announcing the award on the department website and via email to faculty members and graduate students.

How to Interpret the Awards Search Results

1. Offered

The time of year when this award is offered. This gives you an idea about when you'll need to apply for the award. The most common is In-Course (Fall/Winter), indicating that the award happens during the Fall/Winter session.

2. Award Type

The type of award:

  1. Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
  2. Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
  3. Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.

3. Value

The value of this award.

4. No. of Awards

The number of these awards offered each year.

5. Description

Details about the award's origins, purpose, and eligibility requirements. For example, some awards may require a minimum credit enrolment, a certain grade point average (GPA), enrolment in a specific Faculty, or a certain citizenship status.

6. Application Process

This explains how you can be considered for the award. Many of the awards simply require that you fill out the Student Financial Profile (SFP) for the current session. Other awards may, for example, ask for reference letters and personal statements outlining your extra-curricular involvement.