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

January 6 - 9, 2021, Washington, DC

Applications are accepted during the open period from August - September. This program supports only selected doctoral students in mathematics who are in their last year of study.

That is, applicants must not have received their doctoral degrees before the travel takes place, but must expect to receive it within twelve months of the JMM.

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. The application period begins in late August; check back here at that time for updates about application information

AMS Spring Sectional Meetings

  • March 13-15, 2020, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • March 21-22, 2020, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • April 4-5, 2020, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • May 2-3, 2020, California State University Fresno, Fresno, 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. The application period is now closed.

AMS Fall Sectional Meetings

  • September 12-13, 2020, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
  • October 3-4, 2020, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus, State College, PA
  • October 10-11, 2020, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
  • October 24-25, 2020, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

These meetings will be held virtually and travel support is not offered; check the AMS Sectional Meeting web page for further details. 

Where to Apply

Applications are only accepted online through MathPrograms.org. An account (free for applicants) must be created in order to apply.

Conditions of Awards

  • Each program supports only selected doctoral students in mathematics. For the JMM grants, applications are accepted from those in their last year of study only. That is, applicants must not have received their doctoral degrees before the travel takes place but must expect to receive them within twelve months of the JMM. For the Sectional meeting grants, full time doctoral students at North American institutions may apply.
  • Sectional Travel Grants will only be awarded once. Any student that applies for support after receiving a grant for a previous Fall or Spring Sectional will not be eligible to receive another Sectional Travel Grant.
  • The current institution of the applicant MUST be more than 50 miles from the site of the meeting per Google Maps.
  • A representative of the university must submit a statement verifying the expected date of graduation. Each awardee's university is strongly encouraged, but not required, to provide matching support.
  • Support level for the January JMM is $500. Support level for sectional meetings is $250.
  • Support is only available after the meeting when proof of attendance can be provided. In no case will support exceed the amounts stated here.
  • Each application cycle is a selective process and applicants may or may not receive an award.

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:

Professional 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.