Conference Travel Funding

There is a small fund for limited support to students presenting papers at refereed conferences for second and third year DDes students. Requests will be considered twice per year, in November, and April at meetings of the DDes council. Requests should be submitted to the Program Administrator.

Until students have passed their general examination and prospectus exam, they are not eligible to apply for conference funding.

While the merit of requests is always taken into consideration, preference will be given to those students who have not received prior funding. If additional funding remains after first-time awards are granted, requests for repeat funding will be decided on a case-by-case basis and support is therefore not guaranteed.

Conference Funding Request form


If you are planning an exam, please visit regarding room booking. If you need assistance, please contact Liz. Additionally, please message Liz with the relevant details (date, title, attending faculty). She will create a form for you to have signed by the faculty. Please see “General Exam and Prospectus Guidelines” below for additional information.


Business Cards
DDes Conference proposal form


General Exams and Prospectus guidelines
Teaching Fellow guide



Margaret Moore de Chicojay
Program Administrator

Liz Thorstenson
Program Coordinator