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NZMS Student Travel Grants

One of the main activities of the NZMS is the provision of financial support to postgraduate students in mathematics in New Zealand. Towards this aim, the Society invites applications for Student Travel Grants from postgraduate students to support them presenting their research at conferences, attending workshops, and developing new collaborations.

NZMS Student Travel Grants are not intended to cover the full costs of attending a conference or workshop. Rather they are intended as a contribution towards these costs and to give students experience in applying for external funding. Typical grants for travel within NZ and Australia are in the range $200-$600. For travel further overseas, larger grants may be considered.

Rules

- F1 To be eligible, a student must be based at an institution in New Zealand and be active within the New Zealand mathematical community.

- F2 If possible, the student must present their work as a talk or poster at the event for which they are seeking funding. Students must acknowledge the receipt of an NZMS grant in their presentation.

- F3 The maximum amount of funding per student is $1000 per application. We may take the level of previous funding into account. Special circumstances, such as needing a larger room to accommodate children, may be part of the budget, and will be considered.

- F4 Applications must be made well in advance of travel (at least one month before departure, but the earlier the better). Retrospective applications will not be considered.

- F5 Students must write a short report detailing their travel and outputs/benefits as a result of the grant, within three months of their return. Such reports may be published in the NZMS Newsletter.

- F6 If the travel is cancelled, or part or all of the funding is no longer required, then the appropriate amount must be returned to the Society.

How to apply

Applications for Student Travel Grants can be made to the NZMS Council by sending the application form and required supporting documentation (detailed on application form) as a single pdf file to the NZMS Secretary:

Dr. Emily Harvey emily.harveyNZ@gmail.com

When to apply

Applications must be made well in advance of travel (at least one month before departure, but the earlier the better). Retrospective applications will not be considered.

The deadlines for 2017 Student Travel Grant applications are: 15 February, 15 May, 15 August, and 15 November. You will hear back from the Council within a month of the deadline.

Recent Student Travel Grants

Year Total amount awarded Number of grants
2016 $8000 12
2015 $3400 5
2014 $9134 15

Additional notes

  • As the NZMS is GST registered it is preferable for payment of grants to be made through an applicant's department so that the GST can be recovered. This may increase the value of the grant, as $200 grant would cover $230 of costs, if they include GST.
  • Meetings that we might expect (and encourage) many NZ students to attend, such as the MISG, may have a common policy in place for all students. Please check for any correspondence or notices in the NZMS newsletter to this effect, or contact the NZMS Secretary.
  • Some meetings held in New Zealand, including the NZMS Mathematics Colloquium, the Maths-in-Industry NZ workshop (MiNZ), and the New Zealand Mathematics and Statistics Postgraduate Conference (NZMASP), often receive funding directly from the NZMS, and thus may not be eligible for NZMS Student Travel Grants. Please email the NZMS Secretary to check this before preparing a grant application for such an event.

NZMS Financial Assistance

The NZ Mathematical Society Council invites applications for financial assistance with the costs of mathematical research-related activity. Any research-related activity will be considered. For example: hosting mathematical visitors; organising conferences, workshops, or outreach activities; and conference attendance, including costs associated with family responsibilities.

Financial assistance is separated into the categories:

  • Research Grant (e.g. conference attendance or other research-related travel, including costs associated with family responsibilities)
  • Conference/Workshop Organisation
  • Grant from the South Pacific Fund

A relatively high priority will be given to applications involving contact between the mathematical communities of New Zealand and the islands of the South Pacific.

Eligibility

Research Grant: Non-student members of the NZ Mathematical Society.

Conference/Workshop Organisation: Organisers of NZ-based mathematical conferences and workshops.

South Pacific Fund: Researchers from the University of the South Pacific.

How to apply

Applications to the NZMS Council should be made using the application form. Completed application forms and supporting documentation should be sent as a single pdf file to the NZMS Secretary:

Dr Emily Harvey emily.harveyNZ@gmail.com

When to apply

Applications must be made well in advance. Retrospective applications will not be considered. The deadlines for 2017 applications are: 15 February, 15 May, 15 August, and 15 November. You will hear back from the Council within a month of the deadline.

Recent Financial Assistance awarded

Year Total amount awarded Number of grants
2016 $4460 5
2015 $3000 3
2014 $2500 3
 

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