Bursary Program At A Glance

Conference Professional Development bursaries are given out to assist individuals with the costs of travel, accommodation, per diem and registration fees related to both nationally and provincial museum conferences.

NOTE: Only travel expenses can be claimed in a Conference bursary application for participation to any CMA conference activity.

Read the Program Guidelines and Regulations for criteria, program ineligibilities, and other important regulations that apply to ALL bursary types.

Download the Bursary Application Form   (PDF) —  Guide to completing the application form. (PDF) 


Open to applicants employed by a public, non-profit museum or related organization, in a full or part-time capacity. The bursary is also available to volunteers who contribute their time and services on a consistent basis, and to students registered full-time in museum studies or related programs.


Up to a maximum of $600 per event. An additional $200 is available for individuals in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Exact mileage figures must be given when claiming for the use of an automobile. The mileage rate is determined by the current Treasury Board Secretariat policies.


Within Canada only.


Applicants may receive only one Conference bursary within any 24-month period. A bursary will be awarded only once for any specific topic. The program must be at least two (2) full days in duration.


Application deadline: The bursary application along with the required support material must be submitted at least four (4) weeks prior to the beginning of the learning activity. Note: You must apply for a bursary BEFORE the event you are planning to attend.

Claim deadline:  The bursary must be claimed no later than 30 days after completion of the learning activity upon submission of the claim supporting materials.

Support Material:

The bursary application must include a detailed agenda outlining the program, the applicant's learning objectives, résumé and job description, and a letter of support from their employer/institution.

Questions? Contact:
613-567-0099 x240