Graduate Student Travel Grants


For travel support recipients, the AMS expects to reimburse actual, allowable expenses up to the stated amount of the travel award and after all requirements for reimbursement are met. If the proposed travel does not take place, no reimbursement can be made.  Trip insurance cannot be reimbursed. Note that the AMS expects to reimburse tickets purchased two weeks in advance so if travel conditions are uncertain, consider waiting for that point. If opting to purchase a ticket even later than that, please include documentation of what the two-week advance purchase fare would have been, since the amount reimbursed cannot exceed that. If travel rules or procedures change, changes will be posted here and current awardees will be notified by email.

Meetings are an important part of any young mathematical scientist's professional development. Listening to talks, meeting active researchers, connecting with old friends, learning about professional issues and resources, and making new professional connections are building blocks of the early career.

The AMS, with support from a private gift, accepts applications for partial support for two types of AMS meetings:

The Joint Mathematics Meetings (Virtual Travel Grants)

January 6 - 9, 2021 (For 2021 JMM only)

The AMS is offering Graduate Student Virtual Travel Grants for JMM 2021. These grants are available to all Graduate Level (Masters, and PhD) students in the Mathematical Sciences. The grant will cover the JMM registration fee at the Graduate Student rate. Students presenting a paper at JMM will receive highest priority, those within two years of completing a PhD next, followed by those who are in earlier stages of graduate training (PhD and master’s).

The application may be found on starting September 30. The deadline is November 16, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Awards will be made on a rolling basis, so applications received earlier are more likely to receive awards. The Meetings Department will contact awardees with details about how to register for the meeting. Awardees should not register until they hear from them.

***Receiving this grant will NOT disqualify you from receiving future Grad Student Travel Grants***

AMS Spring Sectional Meetings

  • March 13-14, 2021, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • March 20-21, 2021, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • April 17-18, 2021, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • May 1-2, 2021, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Applications for any one of these four sectional meetings will be accepted and considered as a group. This program accepts applications from current full time doctoral students at North American institutions. Travel grants will only be awarded once. Check back here for application opening dates and conditions of awards.

All information about the Joint Mathematics Meetings and AMS Sectional Meetings can be found in the Meetings section of the AMS website. Please take note of deadlines for papers; travel grant applicants or awardees are responsible for making their own travel and meeting arrangements.

The travel grant program is administered by:

Programs Department
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904

For questions,  email AMS Programs staff, or call 800-321-4267, ext. 4060, or 401-455-4060.