Samuel Barton, The University of Queensland
AMSI Winter School Travel Grants are funded by AMSI and the QUT Centre for Data Science.
This grant supports mathematical sciences students at AMSI Member Universities to build and extend their skills and professional networks by providing full or partial accommodation and travel support to participate in AMSI Winter School 2023 in Brisbane.
Note: There is a limited amount of grant funding available. It is expected that you research financial support options available through your home university and ask your supervisor/course coordinator for support to attend Winter School before making an application for an AMSI Grant.
Requests for grant funding can be made via the Winter School program application form. Students applying for a grant must ensure their letter of support includes include a statement from their supervisor/course coordinator/Head of School supporting the request for financial assistance and what funding is being provided by the home university.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to check their home university guidelines before booking travel.
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).
Female, First Nations and regional, rural and remote students are strongly encouraged to apply
2. Applicants must be:
(a) Enrolled in a mathematical sciences or cognate discipline degree at an AMSI Institution
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) Student travel from their home city to the program host city; and/or
(b) Accommodation in the host city for the duration of the program
Funding is awarded to a capped amount for each item requested.
Funding will not be granted for day-to-day expenses, such as 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
5. Applications may be submitted at any time before the Grant Application deadline via the Winter School Application form and will be considered according to the schedule outlined.
6. Applications should consist of the completed application form, and a letter of support from your current supervisor, Honours Coordinator or Head of Mathematical Sciences clearly stating that they support your program and grant application.
To complete your application the following information is required:
The letter of support from your supervisor/course coordinator/Head of School should be a formal letter of recommendation:
It need only be brief (100-200 words) and submitted on university letterhead or contain your supervisor’s formal email signature.
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 they have received funding for
Successful applicants must confirm acceptance of the Travel Grant in writing as per the Grant Notification Letter. Offers not accepted within this time may be withdrawn and may be offered to other applicants.
10. The AMSI Travel Grant is paid on confirmation of full attendance from the AMSI Winter School Event Director.
Funding is awarded to a capped amount for each item requested as outlined in the Grant Notification Letter.
The attendee must submit tax invoices for the agreed items to their home university to arrange reimbursement. The university provides an invoice to claim the reimbursement from The Queensland University of Technology (the host university).
The invoice should include the following details:
Note: It is the applicant’s responsibility to check their home university guidelines before booking their travel