Graduate Student Travel Grants


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 along with the National Science Foundation, accepts applications for partial support for two types of AMS meetings:

The Joint Mathematics Meetings Travel Grants

January 5 - 8, 2022

This program supports selected doctoral students in mathematics who are in their last two years of study. Grants will only be awarded once. Any student that has previously received a Travel Grant for the JMM will not be eligible to receive another JMM Travel Grant. Exception for JMM 2022-—those who received grant support for the virtual JMM in 2021 are eligible to apply for the JMM 2022 grant. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2021.

AMS Fall 2021 Sectional Meetings

No funding is available. All meetings are being held virtually. Details about registration and programming for the AMS Online Sectionals are available here. 

AMS Spring Sectional Meetings 

  • March 11-13, 2022, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • March 19-20, 2022, Tufts University, Medford, MA 
  • March 26-27, 2022, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • May 14-15, 2022, University of Denver, Denver, CO

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. Sectional 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.

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.

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.