AMSI-AustMS Workshop Funding
Note: AMSI-AustMS grants are not intended to be the primary source of funding for workshops but to supplement other sources of funding.
The AMSI Research Committee assess all applications and make recommendations for funding. The maximum grant funding available is $13.75K including GST per workshop ($10K AMSI and $3.75K AustMS).
Organisers can also nominate keynote speakers to visit the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI) for one week pre- or post-workshop. If approved, SMRI will provide the speaker with return international flights, domestic flights and up to one week’s accommodation in Sydney during their visit to SMRI.
Click here to see past events funded by AMSI and AustMS.
One funding round is held per year
2023 funding round: 4-31 July
2024 funding round: 4 March – 15 April
Eligibility and Compliance
- Applications are open to current staff and students based at AMSI Member Institutions only. For joint AMSI-AustMS funding, they must also be AustMS Members. Organisers must verify that data submitted on AustMS membership is complete and correct—incomplete or incorrect data may result in a reduced funding allocation
- The research theme(s) of the workshop must fall primarily within the FOR code 49 Mathematical Sciences
- The event must be open to all members of AMSI and the AustMS
- A reasonable registration fee must be charged for face-to-face events, with discounts for AMSI and AustMS members (including overseas societies with reciprocal memberships – view list here). Exemptions may be made for MATRIX residential workshops.
- Annual meetings/conferences of learned societies, recurrent national workshops and AustMS special interest group activities are not eligible for funding
- Workshops, that have timetables which clash with the annual meetings of the AustMS and its divisions, are not eligible for funding
- National benefit of the workshop, including opportunities for future research collaborations
- Track record, profile and diversity of keynote speakers; including international representation and gender diversity
- Diversity of workshop organising committee, including gender, ECR representation and geographical spread (across different AMSI Member Institutions)
- Spread of attendees across AMSI Member Institutions
- Measures and initiatives to boost female participation (visit WIMSIG for resources and advice)
- Leveraging of other funding sources and appropriateness of budget expenditure items
Would your keynote speakers benefit from an SMRI research visit to coincide with your workshop?
You can nominate an international speaker to visit SMRI for one week pre- or post-workshop. If approved, SMRI will provide the speaker with return international flights, domestic flights and up to one week’s accommodation in Sydney during their visit to SMRI. Applications from female and gender-diverse speakers, and of speakers belonging to historically underrepresented groups, are especially encouraged. If you wish to nominate any speakers, tick the box when you enter their details. We will contact you post-application. Please discuss this opportunity with the speaker(s) and confirm their availability prior to nomination.
Local keynotes can apply for the Domestic Visitor Program. Applications are open on a rolling basis and must be made 2–6 months before the start of the proposed visit.
- The meeting or conference should be advertised on the AMSI, AustMS, SSA, ADSN websites and in the AustMS Gazette
- Organisers should contact AustMS to request a list of AustMS members who would be interested in the event’s MathSciNet codes so organisers can then issue personal and group invitations to prospective participants)
- The event must be clearly advertised as an activity supported by AMSI and the AustMS
- A final report describing the event and its outcomes including a participant breakdown must be submitted to AMSI Funding upon completion of the workshop (no later than 90 days post-event)
- Attendee details (institution, career status, gender, country, residency status, AustMS member etc.) must be recorded and permission gained to share with AMSI for anonymised reporting.
- Portions of the final report may be used in the AustMS Gazette, AMSI website and other publications
- Funding will be paid to the organiser’s home university upon approval of the event report by the AMSI Research Committee.
- Successful applicants will be notified of AMSI and AustMS funding outcomes separately and provided with each organisations’ payment process.
- If income for the event exceeds expenditure, the AMSI-AustMS funding amount will be reduced accordingly, unless an alternative prior arrangement is agreed.