Funding Opportunities

Management Career Services offers a Career Development Travel Fund to provide financial assistance for students who wish to participate in career development opportunities.

The fund assists with students' travel expenses in association with a career development opportunity. Eligible travel costs include car rental, airline (excluding seat selection and baggage fees), train and bus tickets. The fund can cover up to $200.00 per student, with no more than 50% of the eligible travel costs covered by the fund.


  • In good academic standing and have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50.
  • Have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at Dalhousie University.
  • Currently registered in the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Management or CRMBA program.
  • Travelling outside the province of Nova Scotia to participate in a career development opportunity.

Career development opportunities may include conference participation, corporate tours and relevant career training not available in Halifax. The fund focuses on providing support for individual career development opportunities as opposed to group opportunities. The fund applies to travel dates to and from a career development opportunity only; travel to or from a work term location is not eligible.

Application process

Students must apply at least two weeks prior to departure. Career Development Travel Fund applications are reviewed as demand warrants. Completed applications will be assessed by an impartial selection committee.

All applicants will be notified by e-mail of the committee's decision within two days of their application review. The Career Development Travel Fund is unable to provide retroactive funding.

How to apply?
Step 1 Review the eligibility criteria.
Step 2

Download and complete the Career Development Fund Application

Applications must include the following:

  • Support letter outlining the relevancy of the opportunity to your immediate career development and explaining your personal funding need.
  • Proof of travel (itinerary, copy of airline, train or bus ticket, or car rental reservation) which clearly outlines a breakdown of cost involved (airline seat selection and baggage fees are excluded).
Step 3 Submit completed application to
Step 4 Students approved to be funded by the Career Development Travel Fund are required to submit an Impact Statement (no more than 200 words) within 14 days of returning from the career development event that is funded. Once the Impact Statement is reviewed, payment for the pre-approved amount can be provided via Dalhousie’s approved process for student awards.

Please note it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete and all attachments are included. Incomplete applications will not be processed and this can result in the delay of consideration for receiving funding from the Career Development Travel Fund.