In addition to the allowance for tuition fees, the maximum amount reimbursed for indexed living expenses and travel expenses is $20,000.
If the committee grants you an internship, you can claim the following expenditures, provided they are not reimbursed by any other organization.
Tuition fees paid to your host institution will be reimbursed to a maximum of $4,000. When calculating the amount owed, the Fonds considers tuition fees only and does not include enrolment fees or membership fees for student associations, etc. You must submit official receipts.
The cost of return economy-class travel by plane, train or bus to the location of your internship will be reimbursed upon presentation of a copy of your ticket (paper or e-ticket), along with a detailed invoice. Note that only return tickets indicating a city of departure on the outward leg identical to the city of arrival on the return will be considered for full reimbursement. In the case of one-way tickets, only one ticket, the most expensive one, is covered. Expenditures for travel to or from train or bus stations and airports are reimbursed on presentation of supporting documents.
If you travel by car, the amount payable is $0.43 per kilometre to a maximum equal to the price of return economy airline fare. Car expenses are payable upon presentation of two service station receipts, one issued at the start of the trip and the other at your destination, stating the kilometre reading on the odometer.
Only one return trip is payable even if your internship is carried out in separate segments. Only cost of a return trip to the site of the internship can be reimbursed. No additional amount to cover any other travel expenses is paid during the internship.
No additional amount is paid to cover other expenditures such as travel expenses for a spouse or dependants, moving personal effects or transporting research material.
A lump-sum allowance of $1,500 per month is granted for living expenses, indexed to the cost of living at the location of your internship. Payment is made upon receipt of an attestation from your internship supervisor specifying the start date and the completion date of the internship. The indexation of living expenses to cost of living may not, in any case, authorize a total reimbursement of living and travel expenses greater than the maximum of $20,000.