Balsher Singh Sidhu
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Reorienting rainfed agriculture: Increasing resilience to climate variability through optimized irrigation strategies
Graduate students are eligible for reimbursement from the Graduate Student Travel and Research Dissemination Fund once per degree program. The Travel and Research Dissemination Fund provides funding support to a combined maximum of $500 per graduate student.
Travelling outside of Canada: When students are planning travel outside of Canada for university purposes, they have obligations under UBC’s Student Safety Abroad Policy (SC12). Students are required to have adequate travel medical insurance, to register their travel on UBC’s Safety Abroad Registry, and to use the resources provided by UBC to support safe travel planning and risk management. In locations where the Government of Canada has official travel advisories in place, students are required to request High-Risk Authorization before travelling. For more information, see: https://safetyabroad.ubc.ca or email email@example.com.
The Travel and Research Dissemination Fund assists graduate students in sharing the results of their research with professional audiences, to contribute to students' professional development, and to provide them with career advancement opportunities.
Eligible Expense for presentations
For information about per diem rates and other eligible travel expenses, please see UBC Policy FM8 - Travel and Related Expenses.
Please be sure to learn about open access publishing before submitting to journals/publishers, and be particularly aware of the risks associated with “predatory publishers”.
Note: We are opening this fund up to reimbursement for open access publishing in response to travel restrictions due to COVID-19. As we would like to respond quickly, we have not yet set up processes fully. If you have recently or will shortly publish open access, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can learn from your case to create a process/form for future applications.
Eligible expenses for open access publishing
Students must submit the following to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:
Note: The complete application can be submitted by email to email@example.com if all parts of the application are electronic. If any part of the application is paper (paper meal receipts, paper boarding passes, paper conference programme), a paper application must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies office.
In addition to application materials listed under “Application for Reimbursement” students must submit original, itemized, and dated receipts for all expenses claimed. Credit card receipts that are not itemized are not acceptable for reimbursement. For air travel, original ticket with passenger itinerary/receipt is required. A passenger itinerary/receipt is required for e-tickets.
Funds will be assigned to the student as an award via the Student Service Centre. Students who have signed up for direct deposit will receive the funds directly in their personal bank account. Otherwise, a cheque will be issued that the student will pick up from Brock Hall.
In addition to application materials listed under “Application for Reimbursement” student must submit both:
Funds will be transferred directly from the Graduate Student Travel Fund into the faculty supervisor's research account.
Applications for reimbursement will be accepted only after travel is completed. Otherwise, there is no deadline for submission - students may submit Graduate Student Travel Fund applications at any time.
Complete Graduate Student Travel Fund applications are processed approximately every two weeks by Awards staff. Processing of complete applications from August to November may take a bit longer, as this is the peak period for Graduate Awards staff.