Innovation Fund


Donate to the CPSA Innovation Fund!

Because of the termination of the SSHRC program that previously funded travel to the annual conference for students giving papers, in 2013/2014 the Association targeted its fundraising to this objective. Since 2013, it provides travel grants from its Development Fund to assist outstanding graduate students to come to the conference from distant places.

The Development Fund was replaced by the Innovation Fund in May 2018. The latter will not only continue providing travels grants but also financing original academic activities within the conference and professional development opportunities for graduate students.

To Make a Donation
• Add your donation to your annual CPSA membership or renewal form
• Contact the CPSA secretariat directly at cpsa-acsp @
• Donate at


Individuals can support the Innovation Fund by contributing to the annual campaign, donating shares of royalties and making bequests from their estate. Tax receipts are provided for all contributions. Donors are listed on our Web site unless requested otherwise.


Dear CPSA donor,
Thanks to you, students and junior scholars from all across Canada were able to attend the 2019 CPSA Annual Conference at the University of British Columbia.
Thanks to you, they presented papers, discussed their work, met future colleagues and networked with more experienced political scientists.

2019 Donors
Frances Abele; Christopher Anderson; Caroline Andrew; Keith G. Banting; Colleen Bell; Loleen Berdahl; Gwyneth Bergman; Karen Bird; David Black; Gerard Boychuk; Kathy L. Brock; Orlando Brosowsky; Siobhan Byrne; Robert Campbell; Angela Champ; Nadine Changfoot; Nora Clarkson; Christopher Cochrane; Daniel Cohn; John Courtney; William Cross; Sevag Derderian; Valerie D'Erman; Robert Johnston Drummond; Anna Esselment; Barbara J. Falk; Fred Fletcher; Alessandro Freire; Kristin Good; Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant; J. Andrew Grant; John Arthur Grant; Lois Harder; Susan Henders; Carolyn Johns; Richard Johnston; Loren King; Veronica Kitchen; Simon Kow; Gerald Kristianson; Chris Kukucha; Kiera Ladner; Lawrence LeDuc; Michael MacMillan; Jonathan Malloy; Janice Newton; Kim Richard Nossal; Brenda O'Neill; Leslie Pal; Martin Papillon; Louis W. Pauly; Sunny Petrujkic; Oxana Pimenova; Andrew M. Robinson; François Rocher; Jonathan Rose; Michelle L. Roth; Khadijeh Rouzbehani; Jason J. Roy; Peter H. Russell; Peter Malachy Ryan; Gustavo Gabriel Santafe; Francesca Scala; Robert Patrick Shepherd; Alison Smith; Laura Stephenson; Tracy Summerville; Geneviève Tellier; Neil R. Thomlinson; Sandra Tomsons; Arjun Tremblay; John E. Trent; Luc Turgeon; Debora VanNijnatten; Valérie Vézina; Jill Vickers; Jim Walz; Ann Marie Ward; Robert J. Williams; Xu Xu