The Student Support Scheme (SSS) provides funding to support student members of the Australian Mathematical Society, studying at an Australian university, to attend and present a paper at the annual conference and other approved conferences. AustMS has created the SSS because it believes in the importance of students giving presentations about their work. Applying to the scheme also provides students with a small, relatively painless, first experience of how to obtain funding to support their research efforts.

In order to be eligible for funding, students are required to present a talk at the conference.

If a student at an Australian university, is not yet a member of the Society, they must join at the time of this application. Details are available online at the Society’s webpage.

Applications must be received by the date advertised for each conference. This deadline is firm.

Applications should be made via this online form. The panel requires details of the full cost of travel, including air fares, registration, transfer fares, accommodation, conference dinner (if that is not included in the conference registration fee) and childcare. Typically, at most half the full cost will be supplied by the SSS. To maximise opportunities for all AustMS students, we ask students to make every effort to maximise their use of other sources of funding where available. The panel will want to know how the student plans to fund the rest of the costs. For this reason, all support obtained, or applied for, from all other sources must be listed in the Justification field at the end of the form, or an explanation as to why there is no other support available should be given.

Request for support