Announcing the 2024 ISID Graduate Travel Awards

Published: 19 February 2024

MA students enrolled in the Development Studies Option and PhD students supervised by ISID faculty members and associate members are invited to apply for the 2024 ISID Graduate Student Travel Grants. Grants will range from $500-$1500. The grants can be used to support fieldwork or archival research for graduate research projects (ongoing, or to be started in 2024), or travel to conferences or workshops in 2024, at which the student is presenting their work. The fieldwork, archival research and/or conference/workshop travel should be broadly related to the field of international development.


Interested students should send the material indicated below to Kirsty McKinnon (kirsty.mckinnon [at] by 15 March 2024:

  • A brief cover letter (max 1 page) indicating the program in which the student is enrolled; the purpose for which the grant will be used; and the proposed budget and timeline
  • A brief letter of support from the student’s supervisor
  • CV
  • Electronic transcripts from graduate studies at McGill
  • Students proposing to use the grant to fund conference or workshop travel should include documentation confirming their acceptance to present at the event.


This material should be submitted as attachments to a single message. However, if the supervisor prefers, the letter of support can be sent directly to kirsty.mckinnon [at]


Applications will be adjudicated by an interdisciplinary committee. Priority will be awarded to students according to three main criteria: anticipated contribution to the field of international development; demonstrated need for funding; and feasibility.


Students who are offered a grant will be contacted by the end of March 2024. Any questions may be sent to ISID Director Professor Megan Bradley (megan.bradley [at], cc’ing Iain Blair (iain.blair [at]


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