“The biggest positive was that it gave opportunity for researchers from many different locations
to participate which created a bigger community atmosphere.”

Samuel Barton, The University of Queensland

AMSI Travel Grants


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 2024 in Brisbane.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an AMSI Member University at the time of the event.
  • Female, First Nations and Regional, Rural and Remote students are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

How to apply

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 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.

Key Dates

Program and grant applications open
Grant applications close
Grant notifications emailed to applicants
Deadline to formally accept grant

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


  • There are limited funded places available. This application does not guarantee funding.
  • You are expected to explore funding support available to you from your home university to supplement AMSI support. Please speak to your supervisor and/or Head of School to request their support.
  • 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, applicants are asked to submit a written request to withdraw from attending the school.
  • While non-AMSI Member students are welcome to attend AMSI Winter School, there are currently no grants available to assist with costs.

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:

  • Applicant information
  • Type/s of funding requested (travel/accommodation)
  • Budget outlining expenses and why you require AMSI funding (max 100 words)
  • Details regarding any other funding you are receiving to attend this event (max 100 words)
  • Other information relevant to your application
  • A letter of support from your current supervisor, Honours Coordinator or Head of mathematical sciences (pdf files only)

The letter of support from your supervisor/course coordinator/Head of School should be a formal letter of recommendation:

  • vouching for your capabilities and suitability to attend this program
  • the benefit of you attending the school from an academic standpoint
  • it should support your request for financial assistance and state what funding support your home university is able to offer.

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 The University of Queensland to receive direct reimbursement.

Note: It is the applicant’s responsibility to check their home university guidelines before booking their travel.