Graduate Student Travel Grants
Meetings are an important part of any young mathematical scientist's professional development. Listening to talks, meeting active researchers, connecting with old friends, learning about professional issues and resources, and making new professional connections are building blocks of the early career.
The AMS, with support from a private gift, accepts applications for partial support for two types of AMS meetings:
The Joint Mathematics Meetings
January JMM: January 10 - 13, 2018, San Diego, California. Applications are accepted during the open period from August - September. This program supports ONLY selected doctoral students in mathematics who are in their last year of study (That is, applicants must not have received their doctoral degrees before the travel takes place but must expect to receive them within twelve months of the JMM - between January-December 2018). Grants will only be awarded once. Any student that has previously received a Travel Grant for the JMM will not be eligible to receive another JMM Travel Grant. The deadline has passed, and no further applications will be accepted at this time.
AMS Sectional Meetings
Spring 2018: (March 17-18, 2018, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; April 14-15, 2018, Portland State University, Portland, OR; April 14-15, 2018, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; April 21-22, 2018, Northeastern University, Boston, MA). Applications for any one of these four sectional meetings will be accepted and considered as a group. This program accepts applications from current full time doctoral students at domestic institutions. Travel grants will only be awarded once. The deadline has passed and no further applications are being accepted at this time.
Fall 2018: (September 29-30, 2018, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; October 20-21, 2018, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; October 27-28, 2018, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA; November 3-4, 2018, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR). Applications for any of these four sectional meetings will be accepted and considered as a group. The program accepts applications from current full time doctoral students at domestic institutions. Travel grants will only be awarded once. Check back here for more details about when the next application will open.
Where to Apply:
Applications are only accepted online through MathPrograms.org. An account (free for applicants) must be created in order to apply.
Conditions of awards:
- Each program supports only selected doctoral students in mathematics. For the JMM grants, applications are accepted from those in their last year of study only (That is, applicants must not have received their doctoral degrees before the travel takes place but must expect to receive them within twelve months of the JMM). For the Sectional meeting grants, full time doctoral students at domestic institutions may apply.
- Sectional Travel Grants will only be awarded ONCE. Any student that applies for support after receiving a grant for a previous Fall or Spring Sectional will not be eligible to receive another Sectional Travel Grant.
- The current institution of the applicant MUST be more than 50 miles from the site of the meeting per google maps.
- A representative of the university must submit a statement verifying the expected date of graduation. Each awardee's university is strongly encouraged, but not required, to provide matching support.
- Support level for the January JMM is \$500. Support level for sectional meetings is \$250.
- Support is only available after the meeting when proof of attendance can be provided. In no case will support exceed the amounts stated here.
- Each application cycle is a selective process and applicants may or may not receive an award.
All information about the Joint Mathematics Meetings and AMS Sectional Meetings can be found in the Meetings section of the AMS website. Please take note of deadlines for papers; travel grant applicants or awardees are completely responsible to make their own travel and meeting arrangements.
This travel grant program is being administered by:
Professional Programs Department
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904
For questions, contact Membership & Programs staff, or 800-321-4267, ext. 4060, or 401-455-4060.