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Conference & Institute Bursary Fund

The EDC Conference and Institute Bursary Fund supports students and individuals new to educational development to attend and contribute to the EDC Conference and Institute.

We invite students and individuals new to educational development (up to 3 years of relevant experience) who do not have professional development funds to apply to the EDC bursary fund to receive financial assistance to support Conference and/or Institute attendance.

The amount of each bursary will be up to a maximum of the cost of conference and pre-conference fees. For our upcoming 2021 conference, up to 45 bursaries covering the cost of full conference registration are available.

How to Apply


Bursary applications are currently being accepted for participation in the EDC 2021 Conference.  The deadline for submission of bursary applications is Friday, January 8th, 2021*.

*Update: The deadline for bursary applications has been extended to Friday, January 29th, 2021 by 11:59pm CST.

*Note:  Unless the deadline is formally extended by the EDC, bursary applications submitted after the posted deadline will not be accepted for review.


  • To be eligible to receive bursary funding, the applicant must confirm that they do not have access to other professional development funds to support their participation in the EDC Conference and/or Institute.
  • Applicant is a student and/or new to educational development (up to 3 years of relevant experience)

Priority criteria

Priority consideration will be given to those who have not previously received a bursary.  The potential impact of the bursary on the applicant’s career and personal development will be assessed via the applicant’s statement. Priority will also be given to those who are presenting work, contributing to session facilitation or moderation, or serving as a volunteer at the Conference or Institute.

The bursary fund is also intended to promote diverse institutional and regional representation at EDC conferences and institutes.  Therefore, priority consideration will also be given to applicants from lesser represented institutions and regions of Canada.

Submitting Your Bursary Application

  1. Click on this link EDC Bursary Application Form. to access the bursary application form.
  2. Complete all sections of the form and click submit.
  3. After you have completed and submitted your form, you will be sent an email notification of your received submission.

Adjudication Process

Applications for bursary are reviewed based on the Eligibility and Priority criteria.

Applicants will be informed about the status of their funding by mid-January 2021.

Registering for EDC 2021 as a Bursary Holder

IMPORTANT: Bursary applicants should not register for the EDC 2021 conference until they have received notification regarding the status of their application.

Individuals whose bursary applications are successful will receive a notification email that includes  a unique conference registration link and code.  This code will allow bursary recipients to register for the EDC 2021 conference at no cost. The link and code must be used within two weeks of notification.

Questions and Additional Information

Questions may be directed to Natasha Hannon, at nhannon@niagaracollege.ca