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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

Upcoming JMM:  January 10 - 13, 2015, San Antonio, Texas.  Applications will be accepted during the period August 21, 2014 through September 25, 2014. This program supports ONLY selected doctoral students in mathematics who are in their last year of study (that is, have not received the PhD before the application deadline, but do expect to receive the PhD degree within the twelve month period following the application deadline). The submission deadline will be September 25, 2014, 11:59pm Eastern time.


AMS Sectional Meetings

Current Sectional meetings: Fall 2014 (September 20-21, 2014, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI; October 18-19, 2014, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada; October 25-26, 2014, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA; November 8-9, 2014, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Greensboro, NC). 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. The submission deadline was July 17, 2014, 11:59pm Eastern time. Notifications will be made by August 19, 2014.

Upcoming Sectional Meetings: Spring 2015 (March 7-8, 2015, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; March 13-15, 2015, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; March 27-29, 2015, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; April 18-19, 2015, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV). 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. The application process will begin, on Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:59pm Eastern time.

March 7-8, 2015 (Saturday - Sunday) Georgetown University, Washington, DC - See more at: http://www.ams.org/meetings/sectional/sectional.html#sthash.4anF1AoC.dpuf
March 7-8, 2015 (Saturday - Sunday) Georgetown University, Washington, DC (Spring Northeastern Section Meeting)
Meeting # 1107, Notices Program Issue: March 2015, Abstract Issue: 36/2
Deadlines    Program       Special Event or Lecture   

 

March 13-15, 2015 (Friday - Sunday) Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (Central Spring Sectional Meeting)
Meeting # 1108, Abstract Issue: 36/2
Deadlines    Program         

 

March 27-29, 2015 (Friday - Sunday) University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL (Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting)
Meeting # 1109, Abstract Issue: 36/2
Deadlines    Program         

 

April 18-19, 2015 (Saturday - Sunday) University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
- See more at: http://www.ams.org/meetings/sectional/sectional.html#sthash.4anF1AoC.dpuf
March 7-8, 2015 (Saturday - Sunday) Georgetown University, Washington, DC (Spring Northeastern Section Meeting)
Meeting # 1107, Notices Program Issue: March 2015, Abstract Issue: 36/2
Deadlines    Program       Special Event or Lecture   

 

March 13-15, 2015 (Friday - Sunday) Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (Central Spring Sectional Meeting)
Meeting # 1108, Abstract Issue: 36/2
Deadlines    Program         

 

March 27-29, 2015 (Friday - Sunday) University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL (Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting)
Meeting # 1109, Abstract Issue: 36/2
Deadlines    Program         

 

April 18-19, 2015 (Saturday - Sunday) University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
- See more at: http://www.ams.org/meetings/sectional/sectional.html#sthash.4anF1AoC.dpuf


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, have not received the PhD before the application deadline, but do expect to receive the PhD degree within the twelve month period following the application deadline).  For the Sectional meeting grants, full time doctoral students may apply. 
  • 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:

Membership & Programs Department
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904

For questions, contact Drew Annis at student-JMM@ams.org, or 800-321-4267, ext. 4060, or 401-455-4060.