Graduate Student Funding

Student Paper Competition Undergraduates who attend the CORS Annual Conference as finalists or otherwise are eligible to apply for partial travel funding.

CORS funds graduate students attending CORS annual meetings, using funds from SSHRC, when available. This funding is subject to availability and the following eligibility criteria:

  • Student is a member of CORS, enrolled in a graduate program in a field related to operational research, studying at a Canadian university, or student is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident studying abroad
  • Student must attend the conference and present their registration receipt to receive any funding

The following criteria will be used to determine the amount awarded to each eligible applicant:

  • If the applicant is presenting a paper at the conference
  • Travel cost from student's home city to the conference


Applicants fill out the online application form.

The application deadline is March 31, 2020. Applicants who meet this deadline will be notified at least one month before the conference date whether or not their application was successful.

Fill out the expense reimbursement form, and bring the form and your receipts to the 2020 CORS Conference registration desk.

For more information, contact:

Anjali Awasthi

E-mail: CORS Education Chair