2024 National Conference

Student Research Travel Bursary

Notifications were emailed June 11th (general) and July 3rd (short-listed).

Travel funding is available to four (4) dental hygiene students who have been accepted to present their research as part of the scientific program at CDHA’s national conference, October 17–19, 2024, in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

CDHA enthusiastically supports students with an interest in research, giving them an opportunity to:

  • Engage in the largest national gathering of dental hygienists by submitting their research and, if accepted, presenting their findings to conference delegates and the broader oral health research community
  • Expand their research and presentation skills
  • Enrich their access to fellow researchers, dental hygiene programs, and oral health professionals across the country

All students are encouraged to check with their learning programs to see what other sources of financial support for travel to conferences may be available.


Each student applicant must:

  • Have submitted an abstract for consideration as part of CDHA’s 2024 national conference scientific program
  • Be a current CDHA member
  • Be enrolled full time in an undergraduate or graduate program at the time of application
  • Applicants who are accepted to present their research at the conference will automatically be short-listed as potential bursary candidates.


  • Maximum amount of $500 per recipient
  • Maximum of four (4) recipients


  • Students must attend and present their research at the conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
  • Bursary may only be used to cover the cost of transportation (train, airfare, bus, taxi/rides, kilometres or other) and/or accommodation, and at the most economical rate possible. No other travel expenses are eligible.
  • Recipients will be required to pay for travel and submit clearly scanned original receipts to CDHA by email for reimbursement.
  • Preference will be given to first-time presenters.
  • Preference will be given to students who do not have access to travel grants from their home institution or another source.
  • Students can submit only one application per conference.
  • Acceptance of the student’s abstract for presentation at the conference will be verified by CDHA to support the bursary application.

Important Dates

  • April 14, 2024, 11:59 pm ET: Deadline for applications
  • July 2024: Decision notices to applicants

Associated Links

CDHA Dental Hygiene Research Agenda

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