The Transportation Association of Canada Foundation (the Foundation) will support student activities which relate to their studies in transportation disciplines at Canadian institutions.
If you, or your group, has an eligible activity, submit an application using the Student Activities Funding Request Form.
Applications for financial support will be reviewed by the Foundation’s Student Activities Fund Committee. Funds will be allocated, in whole or in part, based on the purpose of the activity and the quality of the application. It should be noted that the number of applications supported and the extent of that support may be constrained by the Foundation’s annual budget.
Individuals – The Fund is open to application from registered full-time undergraduate and graduate students in good-standing in a recognized university/college engineering program with emphasis on transportation-related disciplines at the time of the activity. Alternately, instructors or professors teaching transportation-related courses at colleges and universities may submit an application requesting support for an appropriate activity. Priority will be given to undergraduate students or activities exposing undergraduates to transportation.
Clubs, Teams or Associations (CTAs) – CTAs are organized groups which promote professional development and learning among students engaged in transportation-related studies. CTAs may have a charter/constitution, mission statement, and operating budget, however ad-hoc CTAs may also apply to the fund for special trips, activities etc. TAC councils or committees would fall under the CTA classification. When multiple students apply individually to the fund for the same activity (for example, a conference), they may be grouped into an ad-hoc group and evaluated accordingly.
Field Trips – These are activities engaged in by a student or group of students of a recognized university/college program related to transportation which enhances the educational experience, and has associated with it both direct and indirect travel costs. Examples include field trips or technical tours within courses in the curriculum; contributing to degree requirements; attendance at engineering and/or science conferences and seminars.
Enhanced Educational Experiences – These are any activities seen to advance the applicant’s/recipients’ knowledge, skills and experience, are aligned with the Foundation’s definition of transportation, and mesh with the career objectives of the participant(s).
Infrastructure or Equipment – Support for the acquisition of infrastructure or equipment which enhances learning opportunities for a group or team of transportation students. This may be related to teaching or research.
Field Trip Guidelines
Enhanced Educational Experience Guidelines
Infrastructure or Equipment Guidelines
Information to be submitted by applicants should include (not all relevant to all applications):