CSEP Student Travel Award

Introduced in 2018, the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Student Travel Award is to provide financial aid for students to attend the general annual meeting (AGM)

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student at time of application (verification of enrollment required).
  2. Applicant must be a CSEP member at time of application for award and at the time of the AGM.
  3. Student must be submitting an abstract to the AGM and include with this application, and must be first author of the abstract.
  4. Priority will be given to CSEP student member whose supervisor is also a CSEP member.
  5. Can hold with other awards.
  6. Students submitting for late-breaking abstracts are not eligible for this award.

    Application Process

    1. In addition to the abstract to be presented at the AGM the applicant must include a personal statement (~500 words) outlining A) the importance of the research being presented and B) how this aligns with the mission of CSEP (http://www.csep.ca/en/about-csep/about-the-canadian-society-for-exercise-physiology)
    2. The primary academic advisor is to include a one-page, signed statement of contribution outlining the student’s role in all aspects of the investigation including rationale for financial need.
    3. The deadline for submission is the same date as the regular abstract submission (June 20, 2020).


    • Priority will be given to applicants who can demonstrate a financial need stated by the primary advisor in their letter. Financial need assessment will be based on A) geographical need; B) funding status of home laboratory. Student can indicate other financial needs in their personal statement.
    • The Membership Services Committee will adjudicate the travel grant submissions and will defer to the local organizing committee for abstract approval.
    • Awards will consist of $500 and student registration at the AGM. The number of awards will depend on finances available.
    Please send applications to the Director of Member Services


    Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement

    The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of the Society's business. This includes, but is not limited to, applications for membership, awards and grant review, and employment and volunteer positions. CSEP welcomes applications and participation from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. In its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, members of the Society, its committees and employees and/or any award/grant recipients are expected to uphold the same policies in their work related to the Society. 


    Previous Years Recipients


    Recipient University
    Alexis Marcotte
    Université de Sherbrooke
    Haley Young
    University of Calgary
    Mai Wageh
    McMaster University
    Marie-Michelle Mony
    Université de Sherbrooke
    Mila Bjelica
    McMaster University
    Patrick Drouin
    Queen's University
    Sofia Grant
    University of Calgary
    Tiffany VanLeishout
    McMaster University
    Yasmine Coovadia
    McGill University


    Recipient University
    Andrew Ramsook
    University of British Columbia
    Dominic Tremblay
    University of Sherbrooke
    Hugo Parent-Roberge
    University of Sherbrooke
    Kristine Godziuk
    University of Alberta
    Martin Poirier
    University of Ottawa
    Salueha Farooq
    University of Alberta
    Thomas Deshayes
    University of Sherbrooke
    Travis Hrubeniuk
    University of New Brunswick