The Masters of Political Management Student Experience Fund was established by Bill Fox, MPM fellow and the program’s inaugural practitioner-in-residence, with support from Canadian National Railway, Torrance J. Wylie, and Bill Fox. In 2022, the Fund received a new influx of support through the generous support of MPM alumni and community donors.

Are you an MPM alumnus or community partner who would like to help us grow the Fund? 

Click here to donate online now through Carleton’s Future Funder platform.

Donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt and 100% of donations are put directly into the Student Experience Fund.

I’m a current MPM student. How do I apply?

In order to be considered for funding, current MPM students must complete and submit the electronic form below.

Applicants should send their completed application and direct all questions to:

Terms and Eligibility

Each student is eligible to apply for support from the Fund to take part in developmental activities (such as conventions, conferences, campaigns, training workshops, 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 ethical and legal reasons, we cannot reimburse students for fees paid to political parties or registered charities. Note: This restriction may apply, for example, to convention registration fees.

Each year, the Program Director will determine the maximum amount available per student, depending on the balance available in the Fund. You may use the fund for multiple events, as long as the per-student limit is not exceeded. We are unable to provide advancesNote: There is no guarantee that applications will be approved. The Fund is not a per-student allocation but rather a merit-based source of support.

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 proposed activity
    Please attach to this application a 1-2 page outline of the developmental activity or event that you wish to take part in. Provide a clear rationale for why your participation in this activity is relevant to and will enhance your learning experience as an MPM student. Students are expected to articulate one or more learning or professional development goals they will meet through the planned use of the Fund.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, docm, pages, jpg.
  • Need and Travel Costs
    Please attach an itemized list and description of your expected eligible costs (such as 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 a Claimant Declaration Form. (To be provided by MPM Graduate Program Administrator.)
  • 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.
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