AMSI and AustMS/ANZIAM provide funding for mathematical and statistical events.  Funding of up to $5,000 is available for workshops when a grant application is submitted out of round.

 

If you are hosting an event and would like to apply to AMSI and/or AustMS/ANZIAM for funding read through the criteria below to make sure you qualify and submit your application via the online application process.
Funding applications accepted

1 August – 1 October
1 December – 1 May

AVAILABLE FUNDING

AMSI and AustMS funding has two components. One is for speaker support and one is for discretionary event support.

Speaker support can only be used for the following:

  • Speaker travel
  • Speaker accommodation

Discretionary event support can be used for any expenses that the organisers see fit excluding:

  • Per diems
  • Business/First Class airfares

Note: If using discretionary funding on speaker expenses the limits outlined in the Funding Restrictions below must still be followed.

 Funding available (up to)Application required

AustMS

AMSI

Small Event

$1,000*

$4,000

Min. 2 months

CRITERIA

Applications
  • Staff and students at AMSI Member institutions can apply.
  • An out of round grant application should be lodged no later than two months before the meeting or conference.
  • Proposals are judged on a competitive basis by AMSI’s Scientific Advisory Committee.
  • AustMS provides an annual subvention to support regular meetings held by Special Interest Groups. Therefore an AustMS contribution will not normally be provided to workshop applications made by AustMS Special Interest Groups.

Note: Only in exceptional circumstances will support be provided near the time of the Annual Conference of the Australian Mathematical Society being held in another city.

  • AMSI and AustMS/ANZIAM funding outcomes are notified separately.
Organisers
  • Each organising committee should include representatives from more than one AMSI Member, a Member of AustMS and an early career researcher.
  • AMSI strongly recommends the inclusion of at least one woman on the organising committee. This has been shown to boost female participation.
  • To aid with communication between funding bodies and the organising committee, a lead applicant must be identified.
Event Registration
  • The conference or meeting must be open to all members of AMSI, AustMS and ANZIAM
  • Registration fees must be charged. The minimum registration fee, before applicable discounts, should normally be $25 per day.
  • Discounted rates must offered to AMSI, AustMS and ANZIAM members.
  • At least a 20% reduction in registration for members of AustMS, with a further reduction for members of the Society who have free membership or pay the reduced rate subscription.
Budget
  • Applications must include a detailed budget
  • Unless an alternative prior arrangement is made with the conference or meeting organisers, any profits up to the value of the grant are to be returned to the Australian Mathematical Society.
Reporting
  • It is a strict condition that final reports must be received within 90 days after the event for payment. Reporting must be submitted via the online reporting form.
  • Portions of your final report may be used in the AustMS Gazette, AMSI website and other publications. For full details please refer to the organisers’ guidelines
  • A financial statement and conference or meeting report must be submitted via the online reporting process on completion of the conference or meeting.
  • A list of those who attended must be submitted, along with the report, on the template provided after the event.
Advertising
  • The meeting or conference should be advertised on AMSI, AustMS, SSAI and American Mathematical Society websites and in the AustMS Gazette.
  • The event must be clearly advertised as an activity supported by AMSI and/or the Australian Mathematical Society.
National Benefit
  • National benefit of the event must be clearly identified in the application
  • For AMSI funding, 50% of domestic attendees must be from three or more AMSI Member organisations outside of the host university. Should the condition not be met for funded applications the level of support may be subject to renegotiation before payment is made.
  • For maths events AMSI recommends organisers contact the AustMS office to request a list of AustMS members who identify through MathSciNet codes with the themes of the workshop. Organisers can then issue personal and group invitations to prospective participants. This may help improve female attendance.
Diversity
  • The AMSI R&HE diversity policy should be taken into account when preparing your application
  • Detailed measures that you will take to boost female participation in the event should be clearly identified in the application. AMSI strongly recommends the inclusion of at least one woman on the organising committee. This has been shown to boost female participation.
  • For maths events AMSI recommends organisers contact the AustMS office to request a list of AustMS members who identify through MathSciNet codes with the themes of the workshop. Organisers can then issue personal and group invitations to prospective participants. This may help improve female attendance.
  • Provide childcare information to potential registrants.
Funding Restrictions
  • AustMS provides an annual subvention to support regular meetings held by Special Interest Groups. Therefore an AustMS contribution will not normally be provided to workshop applications made by AustMS Special Interest Groups.
  • The workshop funding has two components. One is for speaker support and one is for discretionary event support.
  • Speaker support can be only used for travel and accommodation expenses for approved invited speakers. A clear case must be made for each of the speakers based on their impact on the field. Speaker seniority is not a necessary condition of support.
  • AMSI will pay up to the total amount of the international airfare for speakers attending workshops greater than 2 days in length.
  • For a workshop of N days we will pay at most N+1 nights’ accommodation.
  • AMSI/AustMS approval is required for changes to funded speakers.
  • Discretionary spending can be used on expenses directly related to the workshop but NOT on per diems or business class fares. Typically this amount will be around 10-15% of the approved total. This enables organisers to negotiate with the supported speakers so as to free up discretionary funding when it is required.
  • Our rules linking workshop duration to N+1 nights’ accommodation must be respected in the use of these discretionary funds.
  • While AMSI/AustMS funding does not provide support for domestic workshop attendees, AMSI member organisations can access funding via the AMSI Travel Fund.
  • AMSI and AustMS do not generally fund recurrent national workshops. Seed funding to establish new series is possible. The case must be made for the individual workshop. Please contact the SAC Chair before making an application.
  • Recurrent international workshops which visit Australia from time to time may be supported. The case must be made for the individual workshop. Please contact the SAC Chair before making an application.
  • AMSI does not fund annual meetings/conferences of learned societies.
If you have questions not answered here be sure to check out the FAQ page.

APPLY

The online application process will take approx 15-20mins to complete. There is also the option to save and resume the application at a later date (there is a 20 day expiry on this feature).

Be sure to check the sample form so you know what to expect.

You will need:

  • Workshop information
  • Organiser details including contact details 
  • MathSciNet and FOR classifications
  • Details of speakers that you are requesting funding for including contact details & research interests
  • Details of other key speakers 
  • Breakdown of expected attendees and details of some key confirmed attendees
  • A list of all currently confirmed attendees
  • Marketing and Evaluation Details including female participation strategy, advertising plan and evaluation plan 
  • Full budget
  • Draft program