The Masters of Political Management Student Experience Fund was established by Bill Fox, the MPM practitioner-in-residence, from 2015-16, with donations from Canadian National Railway, Torrance J. Wylie, and Bill Fox.

In order to be considered for funding, current students must complete and submit the electronic form below. If you prefer to submit a hard copy to the Master of Political Management program, please click on the following link for a pdf copy of the application: Student Experience Fund. Should you have any questions or concerns about the application, please contact

Terms and Eligibility

Each student is eligible to apply for funds to take part in conventions, conferences, campaigns, or other activities relevant to the practice of political management. The fund can be used to pay for transportation, accommodation, per diems (for meals and incidental expenses), registration fees, or other reasonable costs associated with these events. For legal reasons, we cannot reimburse students for fees paid to political parties or registered charities.

Each year, the MPM Director will determine the maximum amount available per student. Please contact the Graduate Program Administrator at for the amount available for the current academic year. You may use the fund for multiple events, as long as the per student limit is not exceeded. We are unable to provide advances. Please note: There is no guarantee that applications will be approved, unreasonable requests will be denied.

Application Deadline: Minimum of 45 days prior to the proposed event.

Student Experience Fund Application

  • Please provide your Carleton University student number.
  • Please provide your Carleton e-mail address.
  • Describe the Activity and your Role in it
    Please attach to this application a 1-2 page outline of the conference, convention, or campaign that you wish to take part in. Describe how your participation in this activity is relevant to political management studies and what you expect to learn from your experience. Explain how your participation will enhance your experience in the program.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, docm, pages, jpg.
  • Need and Travel Costs
    Please attach an itemized list and description of your expected costs for travel, accommodation, and meals to this application. Keep in mind that the fund is designed to compensate students for low-priced expenses. Unreasonable requests will be denied. Please note: If sharing accommodations, travel, etc. reimbursements are only provided to the person submitting the receipts or under the name provided on the receipt. In addition, students are required to fill in and submit the Claimant Declaration Form.
  • Accepted file types: xls, xlm, numbers, doc, docx, pdf, jpg.
  • Accepted file types: xls, xlm, numbers, doc, docx, pdf, jpg.
  • Applicant's Declaration

    I authorize Carleton University to release a copy of this application and accompanying documents to the appropriate awards selection committee(s) and to the award donor, in order to adjudicate my application for this fund. If requested, I agree to provide the Awards and Financial Aid office or the office of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs with any documentation necessary to verify the information on this form. I declare that the above information is true and accurate. If any information is inaccurate, I understand that this fund may be reassessed and/or withdrawn.
  • At Carleton University, we recognize and respect the importance of privacy. Personal information that we collect is kept confidential. In accordance with section 41 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Carleton University will only use the information in its custody or control in the following circumstances: where the individual identifies the particular information and consents to its use; for the purpose for which it was collected or a consistent purpose (i.e. a purpose which the individual might have reasonably expected).

    The Awards and Financial Aid office and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs allows for disclosure or exchange of information to external and internal bodies as required determining eligibility/suitability for awards and the release of identifying information that may include name/program / year, to award donors and university units advising them of award recipients. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the release of this information, please contact