“I have received the CHOOSEMATHS grant
a couple of times [to attend] different AMSI events.
It helped me to decide to do a PhD degree in mathematics.”

Xuemei Liu, University of South Australia

Key Dates

Apr
11
Winter School 2019 Program and Grant Applications Open
May
31
Winter School 2019 Grant Applications Close
June
10
Winter School 2019 Program Applications Close

AMSI TRAVEL GRANTS

Applications extended until 5pm Friday 31 May

AMSI offer a travel grant to support student travel to AMSI Winter School 2019. These grants also help cover the cost of accommodation while attending the residential school. Accommodation for students who are successful with their grant application will be located at Atira student accommodation, which is a local student accommodation provider just a short walk from Queensland University of Technology, and in the heart of Brisbane’s South Bank.

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. To check whether your institution is an AMSI Member, or to find out the details of your University’s AMSI Member rep, please click here.

The grants are funded by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Australian Government’s Department of Education & Training, and The University of Queensland, as part of the ‘Securing Australia’s Mathematical Workforce 2016-2020‘ project. Grants are determined on a competitive basis by the Grant Committee.

Ready to apply?

(Applications extended until 5pm Friday 31 May)

OVERVIEW

1. AMSI Travel Grants provide full or partial support for all mathematical sciences and cognate discipline students enrolled at an AMSI Member Institution, to participate in AMSI Flagship programs (AMSI Summer School, AMSI Winter School and AMSI BioInfoSummer)

2. Applicants must be:

(a) be enrolled or employed in a mathematical sciences program or related cognate discipline at an AMSI Member University

3. Funding is available for:

(a) Participant travel
(b) Participant accommodation

Note: Funding will not be granted for day-to-day expenses, for example groceries, clothes, toiletries, etc.

4. Each applicant can receive at most one AMSI Travel Grant in any one-year / 12-month period.

AWARD OF GRANTS

5. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis by the Committee, taking into account overall benefit to the applicants. The Committee may seek additional information and/or advice as required.

APPLICATIONS

6. Applications may be submitted during the application period, and will be considered according to the schedule outlined.

7. Applications should consist of the completed application form including, but not limited to a budget listing expenses requested 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.

8. Funding of up to $2,000 is available per application, at the discretion of the Committee.

CONDITIONS OF GRANT

9. 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

10. Recipients must participate fully in the program that funding is received for.

PAYMENT OF THE GRANT

11. The AMSI Travel Grant is paid by the Event, on confirmation of full attendance from Event Director.

  • There are limited funded places available, and these awards are competitive, therefore, not all applications submitted will necessarily be successful.
  • The right is reserved to allocate and offer an applicant a lower level of funding than originally requested.
  • If an application for funding is unsuccessful, and attendance is dependent on this money, a full refund of the School Fee will be offered on receipt of a written request to withdraw from attending the School.
  • While non-AMSI Member students are welcome to attend and participate in the School, there are currently no Grants available through AMSI to assist with travel, accommodation and/or other costs.

APPLICATION FORM
The Grant Application Form will ask applicants to answer a number of questions, including 200 words or less (for each answer) on;

  • Why they are attending and want to participate in the AMSI Winter School 2019 program,
  • How participating in the program will benefit their skills, development and career, and
  • Any other information that they think event organisers should know that is relevant to the grant application.

Applicants will be also asked to provide a Letter of Support from a current supervisor, honours coordinator, and/or head of school/department to support their application for funding to attend AMSI Winter School 2019.

SELECTION PROCESS
The Committee will examine all applications received by 11.59pm on Sunday 26 May 2019, and discuss grants and funding levels during the review period with relevant stakeholders including AMSI Member Representatives, and the Local Organising Committee. The Committee may seek additional information and/or advice during this time. Successful applicants will be notified by email with a Grant Notification Letter by 5.00pm on Friday 31 May 2019.

ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT
Successful applicants must confirm acceptance of the Grant as per the Grant Notification letter by 5.00pm on Monday 3 June 2019. Offers not accepted within this time may be withdrawn and may be offered to other applicants.

PAYMENT OF GRANT
Travel funding, if awarded, will be provided after the event. The attendee must submit tax invoices (where possible) or other receipts for their travel to their own university, which can then invoice Queensland University of Technology for reimbursement up to the agreed maximum amount.

The attendee must submit tax invoices/receipts for the agreed items to their home university to arrange reimbursement, with funding awarded to a capped amount for each item. Accommodation funding, if awarded, will be provided direct to Emanuel College, except in special circumstances.

NOTE: It is the applicants’ responsibility to check their university guidelines before booking travel

The home university must then produce an invoice to claim the expense, addressed to:

Queensland University of Technology
Invoices must include the following details:

Date and Full Name of the Event
Name of the Grant Recipient
Name of the Person/s who Travelled to the Event
Tax Invoices/Receipts relating to each Expense

Professor Ian Turner, Event Director
Andree McFarlane, Event Coordinator, QUT
Chloe Pearse, AMSI Program Manager, Research & Higher Education
Anna Muscara, AMSI Project Coordinator, Research & Higher Education