American Mathematical Society, Programs and Travel Grants

1 852Program ID: AMS-UGPO20 [#852]
Program Title: AMS Undergraduate Travel Grants for JMM
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: various locations, United States
Application Deadline: 2019/10/21 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2019/09/17, finished 2020/03/30)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

AMS Undergraduate Travel Grants

for the Joint Mathematics Meetings, Denver, Colorado, January 15-18, 2020

The AMS, with support from a private gift, will accept applications for partial support of travel by U.S. undergraduate students to participate in the Undergraduate Student Poster Session at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 15 - 18, 2020, in Denver, Colorado. 

Applications for partial travel support will be accepted beginning September 17, 2019. Applications received by October 21, 2019 will receive full consideration; applications after that date may be supported if funds remain. Up to $400 per person will be offered to selected undergraduates as reimbursement after the conference. Notifications of awards (which will be contingent on participation in the eligible session and completion of travel forms onsite in Denver) will be made as soon as possible after the acceptances to the poster session are announced. 

This program supports only full time undergraduate students currently enrolled at a U.S. institution who have been accepted to present at the following session at JMM:

  • Undergraduate Student Poster Session, JMM, 2020 

Note the travel grant requirements, below. The application period for 2020 Undergraduate Travel Grants for JMM will open September 17, 2019. Full consideration will be given to applications received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, October 21, 2019. If funds remain available, applications received in the weeks following that deadline will be considered for funding. In all cases, acceptance in the session will be needed before awards can be finalized.

Where to apply

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

One application should be made by each individual who plans to travel and is requesting support, whether they are in a group project or a one-person project.  

Am I eligible for funding?

Applicants must be currently enrolled at the time of application as a full time student in a Bachelor’s course of study at a U.S. institution. Both citizens and non-citizens of the U.S. are eligible to apply. They will name an advisor or administrator at their institution who will verify their qualifications.  

Each awardee must be an officially accepted participant in the following JMM program:

  • MAA Student Poster Session, JMM, 2020  (At the time of application, acceptance into the poster session will not yet be known, but no funding will be offered until the poster session acceptances are known and verified. Applicants should plan on uploading their poster acceptance document into their application as soon as it is received in November.)


  • Submit a complete application on the web application system. Each applicant must create a (free) account on the system, and apply specifically for the “AMS Undergraduate Travel Grants for JMM.” The deadline for full consideration is 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, October 21, 2019. Any individual wishing support must apply on their own behalf even if they are part of a group project. Awards will not be by group; they will be to selected individuals.
  • Individuals awarded a travel grant must turn in a travel form at a designated time and place (there will be several days/times to choose from) during the Joint Mathematics Meetings and verify their identity.
  • The current institution of the applicant and the applicant’s home residence address must both be more than 50 miles from the site of the meeting per Google Maps. The site of the JMM is the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado.

Details of support

  • Support level for this program is up to $400 per person.
  • Funds are only available after the meeting on a reimbursement basis, not before.
  • Please note that applying for this travel support does not enroll you in the presentation session (it has its own application) and it does not register you for the meeting.

All information about the Joint Mathematics Meetings can be found online. 

Important dates to remember

  • October 21, 2019    Deadline for full consideration of application
  • December 1, 2019    Up until this date, applications will be considered for funding if available
  • January 15 – 18, 2020   Joint Mathematics Meetings, Denver, Colorado  


The travel grant program is administered by:

Professional Programs Department

American Mathematical Society

201 Charles Street

Providence, RI 02904

For questions, contact AMS Programs staff at, or 800-321-4267, ext. 4060, or 401-455-4060.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
Professional Programs Department
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence RI 02904

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