PDAC Convention Travel Funding

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada is committed to supporting opportunities for students to experience different facets of the mineral exploration industry. The PDAC International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange offer students a unique experience by hosting events designed specifically with students in mind. The Convention Travel fund was implemented to help students offset transportation costs to attend the Convention.

Eligibility for funding criteria

1. Preference will be given to students enrolled in a geoscience program.
2. Students must be a PDAC member in good standing.
3. Applications will only be accepted from student groups (3 or more) currently enrolled at a Canadian post-secondary institution. Funding will not be issued to individuals.

Application Guidelines

1. The Department Chair or professor must sign off on the Validation Document confirming that all information is accurate.
2. Applications will be approved on a first come, first served basis.
3. All applications must include detailed estimates of all expenses.
4. The application deadline is February 9, 2024.


Approved funding will be based on the number of students in the group, estimated expenses, and the number of PDAC members within the group. The amount awarded will be in proportion to the number of PDAC members listed on the application.

The PDAC reserves the right to refuse any application and retains sole discretion to determine funding amounts to accommodate all requests, received and anticipated, for the period.

If and when approved, cheques will be made strictly to the student group organizing the trip. Cheques will not be issued to individuals.

Please Note: Applications are now closed and will reopen October 2024.

For more information, contact:

Krishana Michaud
Student & Early Career Program
416.362.1969, x297
[email protected]