Travel and Subsistence Costs

Research travel costs are essential to research activities or to communicate research results. The SFU Travel Policy lists standard rates for travel/subsistence:

  • obtain air travel at the lowest fare possible (cost may not exceed the equivalent of full economy fare)
  • request subsistence costs only for days spent away from home when overnight accommodation is required (maximum 125 days per person per year)
  • private accommodation: $35/night
  • personal vehicle usage: $0.51/km
  • meals per diem reimbursements when traveling (rates include tips and taxes; receipts not required; funds in CND):
Within Canada
Within USA Rest of World

Breakfast $13

Lunch $15

Dinner $29

Total $57/day

Breakfast $16

Lunch $18

Dinner $34

Total $68/day

Breakfast $13

Lunch $17

Dinner $33

Total $63/day