AMSI Travel Grants support undergraduate and postgraduate students to build and extend their skills and professional networks by providing funding to assist with the travel and accommodation expenses of attending interstate AMSI Research and Higher Education events.

Applications for funding

Applicants must be:

  • enrolled in a mathematical sciences or cognate discipline degree at an AMSI Member Institution outside of the event host city
  • registered to attend the full program of the event the funding application is for

Before applying, read the terms and conditions below

Terms and conditions

Eligibility
  • 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)
  • Applicants must be:
    (a) Enrolled in a mathematical sciences or cognate discipline degree at an AMSI Member Institution
    (b) Registered to attend the full event program

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.

Funding
  1. Funding is available for:
    (a) Delegate travel from their home city to the event city and/or
    (b) Accommodation in the event city
  2. Funding is awarded to a capped amount for each item requested.
  3. Funding will not be granted for day-to-day expenses, for example groceries, clothes, toiletries, taxis, Ubers etc.
Rules
  • 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/application fee.
  • While international offshore students are welcome and encouraged to attend AMSI Research and Higher Education events, there are currently no grants available to assist with costs.
Application
  • Applications may be submitted at any time before the Grant Application Deadline and will be considered according to the schedule outlined.
  • 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 the AMSI Research and Higher Education event (max 200 words)
  • How participating in the AMSI Research and Higher Education event 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)
Award of grants
  • 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.
Condition of grant
  • 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
  • Recipients must participate fully in the program that funding is received for.
Payment of grant
  • 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 for the agreed items to their home university to arrange reimbursement. The university produces an invoice to claim the reimbursement from 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

Eligible events

To apply for an AMSI Travel grant click on the event below you would like to attend