Travel Award

Conference Travel Award

ARLIS/NA Ontario, a chapter of ARLIS/NA, annually awards a conference travel award to a chapter member.  The grant is intended to promote professional development among chapter members and to encourage their involvement in ARLIS/NA by defraying the expense of attending ARLIS/NA’s annual conference.

The amount of the award will vary from year to year, depending on funds raised. At a minimum, the award should cover the basic conference registration fee. There is no maximum amount for any single award or for any year’s total of awards.

All current, paid up members of ARLIS/NA Ontario are eligible for the grant.  Chapter officers, new professionals who have never attended the ARLIS/NA annual conference, and those who will be participating directly in conference sessions or who currently volunteer on an ARLIS/NA committee, are especially encouraged to apply for the grant.  The successful applicant will write for the chapter’s web site a brief, one to two page report of conference activities and experiences, and a report of ARLIS/NA involvement where applicable.  Chapter members who have previously received an ARLIS/NA Ontario travel award or grant are free to apply again.  If no suitable applications are received, or fundraising does not meet the annual target, the grant will not be awarded.


  • Eligibility
  • Financial need
  • Evidence of professional activity in the chapter or in ARLIS/NA
  • Potential for service in ARLIS/NA

2016 Award Submissions

The Travel Award Committee welcomes applications from members who plan to attend the 3rd Joint ARLIS/NA + VRA conference in Seattle, Washington March 8-12, 2016:

The 2016 award is for $750 CDN. The deadline is February 5th, 2016.  We will announce the successful recipient and contact shortly thereafter.

To apply for an award, please submit:

  • A letter of application indicating the conference for which you seek funding and addressing relevant eligibility and award criteria. The application should include brief descriptions of your professional interests, your expectations of the conference, and its relevance to your professional development.
  • An estimate of your conference expenses and amount of any institutional funding.
  • A one-page resume listing your employment history, educational background, and professional activities. Include your preferred mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Deadline for Applications: Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Recipient shall be notified no later than Friday, February 12th, 2016.

Submit applications electronically to:

Reports by past members: