“I enjoyed learning about the stories of the top researchers around
Australia during the program extras. They helped me see more clearly
the path ahead and the various possibilities as a maths student.

Just do it. You will learn far more than you could have imagined.”

Yuchen Jiang, The University of Adelaide

AMSI Travel Grants

Applications close Sunday 27 October

This grant supports mathematical sciences students at AMSI Member Universities to build and extend their skills and professional networks by providing full or partial accommodation and travel support to participate in AMSI Summer School 2024 in Canberra.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an AMSI Member University at the time of the event.
  • Female, First Nations and Regional, Rural and Remote students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Note: There is a limited amount of grant funding available. It is expected that you research financial support options available through your home university and ask your supervisor/course coordinator for support to attend Summer School before making an application for an AMSI Grant.

Required documents

Students applying for a grant must upload:

  • a letter of support from their supervisor/course coordinator/Head of School that includes a statement supporting their request for financial assistance and what funding is being provided by the home university.
  • their academic transcript

It is the applicant’s responsibility to check their home university guidelines BEFORE booking travel.

Before applying, read the AMSI Travel Grant rules below.

Key Dates

Aug
TBA
Grant applications open
Oct
27
Grant applications close
Nov
8
Grant applicants advised of funding outcomes
Nov
11
Deadline to formally accept grant

1. AMSI Travel Grants provide full or partial support for mathematical sciences and cognate discipline students enrolled at an AMSI Member institution to participate in AMSI Flagship programs (AMSI Summer School, AMSI Winter School, AMSI BioInfoSummer)

2. Applicants must, at the time of the event, satisfy the following criteria:

(a) Be enrolled in a mathematical sciences or cognate discipline degree at an AMSI Member University

Preference will be given to applicants from mathematics and statistics departments, however, students from cognate disciplines are invited to apply with the support of the AMSI Member representative at your university.

3. Funding is available for:

(a) Participant travel from their home university to the program host city and/or
(b) Accommodation in the host city for the duration of the program

Funding is awarded to a capped amount for each item requested.

Funding will not be granted for day-to-day expenses, for example groceries, clothes, toiletries, taxis, Ubers etc

4. Each applicant can receive at most one AMSI Travel Grant in any one-year period/12-month period

Note:

  • There are limited funded places available. This application does not guarantee funding.
  • You are expected to explore funding support available to you from your home university to supplement AMSI support. Please speak to your Supervisor and/or Head of School to request their support.
  • We reserve the right to allocate a lower level of funding than originally requested.
  • If your application for funding is unsuccessful, and your attendance is dependent on this money, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee on receipt of a written request to withdraw from attending the School.
  • While non-AMSI Member students are welcome to attend AMSI Summer School, there are currently no grants available to assist with costs.

5. Applications may be submitted at any time before the Travel Grant Application deadline and will be considered according to the schedule outlined.

6. Applications should consist of the completed application form, and a letter of support from your current supervisor, Honours Coordinator or Head of Mathematical Sciences clearly stating that they support your application for this grant and what funding your home university is able to offer.

To complete your application the following information is required:

  • Applicant information
  • Academic transcript (pdf files only)
  • Types of funding requested (travel/accommodation)
  • Budget outline expenses
  • Why you want to participate in AMSI Summer School (max 200 words)
  • How participating in AMSI Summer School will benefit your skills development and career (max 200 words)
  • Details regarding other funding (max 200 words)
  • Other information relevant to your application
  • A letter of support from your current supervisor, Honours Coordinator or Head of mathematical sciences (pdf files only)

The letter of support from your supervisor/course coordinator/Head of School should be a formal letter of recommendation:

  • vouching for your capabilities and suitability to attend this program
  • the benefit of you attending the school from an academic standpoint
  • it should support your request for financial assistance and state what funding support your home university is able to offer.

It need only be brief (100-200 words) and submitted on university letterhead or contain your supervisor’s formal email signature.

7. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, taking into account the overall benefit to the applicants. AMSI and/or the Event Director may seek additional advice as required.

8. In applying for an AMSI Travel Grants applicants agree:

(a) that their name, photo and/or biography can be published on the event website, and for other AMSI reports and promotional material
(b) to submit a short written report about the event within 30 days of completion of the program to be used in AMSI reports, websites, newsletters and other promotional material. A report template will be provided by AMSI
(c) to complete the post event feedback survey

9. Recipients must participate fully in the program that they have received funding for including completing the attendance tasks for their nominated Summer School subjects.

Successful applicants must confirm acceptance of the Travel Grant in writing as per the Grant notification letter. Offers not accepted within this time may be withdrawn and may be offered to other applicants.

10. The AMSI Travel Grant is paid on confirmation of full attendance from the AMSI Summer School Event Director.

Funding is awarded to a capped amount as outlined in the Grant notification letter.

The attendee must submit tax invoices for the agreed items to their home university to arrange reimbursement. The university produces an invoice to claim the reimbursement from The University of Sydney (the host university).

The invoice should include the following details:

  • Name of the grant recipient
  • Date and full name of the event
  • Receipts/tax invoices relating to all expenses

Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to check their university guidelines before booking travel

** Full reimbursement details will be outlined in the funding notification email sent to all Travel Grant recipients**