“AMSI travel grants are particularly important for students from a less central location like me, as it provides essential financial support and encouragement for us to participate in national events.” 

Robert Qiao, Flinders University

Key Dates

Jul
31
Grant applications open
Oct
1
Grant applications close
Oct
7
Grant notifications emailed to applicants
Oct
10
Confirmation of grant acceptance due

AMSI Travel Grants

AMSI Travel Grants are funded by AMSI, the Australian Government’s Department of Education, and other event sponsors.

This grant supports undergraduate and postgraduate students to build and extend their skills and professional networks by providing full or partial financial support towards travel and accommodation to assist them to attend AMSI flagship events.

Applicants must be:

  • enrolled in a mathematical sciences or cognate discipline degree at an AMSI Member Institution outside of the host city
  • registered to attend the full program (five days) of AMSI BioInfoSummer

Before applying, read the AMSI Travel Grant rules below

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 be:
(a) Enrolled in a mathematical sciences or cognate discipline degree at an AMSI Member Institution
(b) Registered to attend the full program (five days) of AMSI BioInfoSummer

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) Delegate travel from their home city to the conference city and/or
(b) Accommodation in the conference city for up to 5 nights

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.
  • 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.
  • While international offshore students are welcome to attend AMSI BioInfoSummer, there are currently no grants available to assist with costs.

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

6. Applications should consist of the completed application form, including a copy of the applicants current CV, 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.

To complete your application the following information is required:

  • Applicant information
  • Type/s of funding requested (travel/accommodation)
  • Budget outlining expenses
  • Why you want to participate in AMSI BioInfoSummer (max 200 words)
  • How participating in AMSI BioInfoSummer will benefit your skills development and career (max 200 words)
  • Details regarding other funding (max 200 words)
  • Other information relevant to your application
  • Your current CV (PDF files only)
  • A letter of support from your current supervisor, honours coordinator or head of mathematical sciences (PDF files only)

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 Grant 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 funding is received for.

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

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

The attendee must submit tax invoices (where possible) 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 applicants’ responsibility to check their university guidelines before booking travel

AMSI Choose Maths Grants

AMSI Choose Maths Grants are an initiative of the AMSI Schools Choose Maths Project funded by the BHP Foundation.

This grant supports Australian female mathematical sciences students and early-career researchers to build and extend their skills and professional networks by providing full or partial financial support towards travel, accommodation and/or caring responsibilities to assist them to attend AMSI Flagship events.

Applicants must be women who, at the time of the event, satisfy one of the following:

Before applying, read the AMSI Choose Maths Grant rules below

1. AMSI Choose Maths Grants provide full or partial support for Australian female mathematical sciences and cognate discipline students and early or mid career researchers to participate in AMSI Flagship programs (AMSI Summer School, AMSI Winter School, AMSI BioInfoSummer, AMSI Optimise)

2. Applicants must be women who are at the time of the event satisfy one of the following:
(a) enrolled in a mathematical sciences program at an AMSI Member Institution
(b) are early or mid career researchers employed at an AMSI Member Institution

3. Funding is available for:
(a) Delegate travel from their home city to the conference city and/or accommodation in the conference city for up to 5 nights
(b) Partner & child travel from their home city to the conference city and/or accommodation support
(c) Caring responsibility support (for example childcare or temporary respite)

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 Choose Maths Grant in any one-year period / 12-month period

Note:

  • There are limited funded places available. This application does not guarantee funding.
  • 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.
  • While international offshore students are welcome to attend AMSI BioInfoSummer, there are currently no grants available to assist with costs.

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

6. Applications should consist of the completed application form, including a copy of the applicants current CV, 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.

To complete your application the following information is required:

  • Applicant information
  • Type/s of funding requested (travel/accommodation)
  • Budget outlining expenses
  • Why you want to participate in AMSI BioInfoSummer (max 200 words)
  • How participating in AMSI BioInfoSummer will benefit your skills development and career (max 200 words)
  • Details regarding other funding (max 200 words)
  • Other information relevant to your application
  • Your current CV (PDF files only)
  • A letter of support from your current supervisor, honours coordinator or head of mathematical sciences (PDF files only)

7. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, taking into account the overall benefit to the applicants.  The AMSI Choose Maths Committee may seek additional advice as required.

8. In applying for an AMSI Choose Maths Grant applicants agree:
(a) that their name, photo and/or biography can be published on the event website, and for other AMSI and BHP 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 and BHP 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 funding is received for.

10. The AMSI Choose Maths Grant is paid on confirmation of full attendance from the AMSI BioInfoSummer Event Director.

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

The attendee must submit tax invoices (where possible) for the agreed items to their home university to arrange reimbursement. The university produces an invoice to claim the reimbursement from AMSI.

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 applicants’ responsibility to check their university guidelines before booking travel