AMSI and AustMS/ANZIAM provide funding for mathematical and statistical events. Different levels of funding are available for small events (a budget of less than $10,000) and large events (a budget of over $10,000).
Round Two funding applications will be open from 30 August – 12 September 2019 for workshops taking place in 2020.
If you are hosting an event and would like to apply to AMSI and/or AustMS for funding read through the criteria below to make sure you qualify and submit your application via the online application process.
Partnership with Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI)
AMSI is proud to partner with the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI) to bring international conference and workshop speakers to Australia for events in 2020 and beyond. Organisers can nominate a international speaker to visit SMRI for one week pre- or post-workshop. SMRI will provide the approved speaker with return international flights, domestic flights and up to one week’s accommodation in Sydney during their visit to SMRI.
To nominate one of your speakers for a SMRI visit, please tick the box on the application form and AMSI will contact you post-funding approval.
Funding applications accepted
Round One: 1 – 14 March 2019
Round Two: 30 August – 12 September 2019
AVAILABLE FUNDING & APPLICATION TIMING
AMSI and AustMS funding has two components. One is for speaker support and one is for discretionary event support.
The maximum funding you are able to apply for depends on the size of your event. See the table opposite for details.
Speaker support can only be used for the following:
- Approved speaker travel
- Approved speaker accommodation
Discretionary event support can be used for any expenses that the organisers see fit excluding:
- Per diems
- Business/first-class airfares
- Registration and other expenses for non-funded speakers
Note: If using discretionary funding on speaker expenses the limits outlined in the Funding Restrictions below must still be followed.
Applications must be submitted a minimum amount of time before your event depending on the size of your event. See the table opposite for details.
|Funding available (up to)||Application required|
Min. 4 months
Min. 4 months
*The Australian Mathematical Society has recently reduced the upper limit on its funding to align more closely with actual maximum amounts awarded. It has not reduced its overall funding allocation to the program.
- Event Registration
- National Benefit
- Funding Restrictions
- Staff and students at AMSI Member institutions can apply
- Round One 2019 grant applications should be lodged no later than seven months before the meeting or conference
- Proposals are judged on a competitive basis by AMSI’s Scientific Advisory Committee, and representatives of AustMS/ANZIAM
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 AMSI and/or AustMS.
- 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.
- 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 AustMS.
- 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.
- 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 requires the inclusion of at least one woman on the organising committee. This has been shown to boost female participation. Organisers may contact the Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) for advice.
- AMSI recommends that organisers contact the AustMS office to request a list of AustMS members who may be interested in 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.
- 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 of at least two 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.
The online application process provides the option to save and resume your application at a later date (there is a 20-day expiry on this feature).
You will need:
- Organiser details including contact details
- Workshop information covering its significance and national benefit
- Marketing and evaluation details including advertising and evaluation plans
- Your strategies to increase women’s participation in the event (contact WIMSIG for advice)
- Details of speakers for whom you are requesting funding 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 (contact AustMS for a list of possible interested members)
- Full budget
- Draft program