CRSS Conference Travel Grants
The CRSS Conference Travel Grants were established in 2008 to encourage early career professionals and/or students enrolled at a Canadian university or college to attend the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. Up to two Travel Grants of $500 each may be awarded per year. These awards are intended for those who otherwise would not have the opportunity and/or sufficient resources to attend the Conference, either from personal funds, or from their industry, government, or university sponsor if applicable [e.g. entry-level employee/intern, undergraduate student]. The Grant recipient(s) will be reimbursed for up to $500 each for valid Conference costs such as travel, registration, lodging, meals etc.
You must be a member in good standing of CRSS at the time of application (or have submitted an application for membership, which can be processed with the Travel Grant application). There is no requirement for the Travel Grant applicant to present a paper at the conference.
Submit the following materials to the CRSS Vice-Chair by the deadline:
(a) A letter from the applicant stating your current status (e.g. employed in industry, government, or a student – include program and year), the length of time involved with remote sensing (e.g. employment, or student coursework), the name of the immediate supervisor (if applicable), and a statement of interest in remote sensing, and your reasons to attend the Symposium with respect to future career plans.
A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé of the applicant
An itemised budget for attending the conference (e.g. estimated cost of travel, registration,
lodging, meals), including source(s) of matching funds to top-up the award to cover full costs as required.
(d) A brief letter of reference from the applicant’s supervisor (if applicable, e.g. employer, or graduate student supervisor), including the availability of matching support, and the opportunity the award would create for the applicant. If appropriate, the supervisor (e.g. industry employer) should also indicate their willingness to provide the applicant’s time to attend the conference as a professional development activity. In the case of undergraduate students who do not have a supervisor, a letter of support from a remote sensing course instructor is recommended, but is not required. To ease the administrative burden, the letter of reference can be provided simply as a brief e-mail message to the CRSS Vice-Chair.