This grant only covers travel expenses: airline tickets, train tickets, ferry tickets, bus tickets, baggage fees, transportation to/from your home airport, mileage for a personal vehicle ($0.57 per mile up to 600 miles), lodging expenses, and parking fees at the airport or at the hotel.
We cannot cover: meals, meeting registration, preferred seats on flights, poster or presentation expenses, charges to a hotel room (internet, movies, room service, etc.).
For MathFest 2013 and beyond, travel grants are awarded to individual students.
Yes! Each student wishing to apply for a grant should apply for one.
No. For MathFest 2015, the maximum student travel grant is $500.
Yes. We are implementing a new system this year and detailed instructions will be emailed to grant recipients.
Since these payments are made as reimbursements, we should be repaying the person who paid. If your parent, faculty advisor, or someone else paid for all or part of your trip, they should submit a reimbursement for and have you sign the back to show that you are transferring the award. If you paid them back in cash or that person wants the payment to go to you, we will not be able reimburse you for that without a signed note from that person saying that the payment can go to you.
You cannot receive your finding in advance. You must submit a reimbursement request after the meeting.
No. Unfortunately, even if you were unable to be refunded for your travel arrangements we are not able to reimburse you if you did not attend the meeting.
If you drove to the conference, we request Google Maps or MaqQuest directions showing the route you took. You will reimbursed at the current GSA rate ($0.57 per mile as of January, 2015). You can also submit itemized receipts from gas stations if you would prefer. If you drove more than 600 miles round trip, you will need to also submit evidence that this was the least expensive travel option available to you.
Your check will arrive approximately four weeks after you submit your reimbursement request.
This grant is restricted to undergraduate students.
You should contact the hotel, airline, or other group that issued the original receipt and request a duplicate. We cannot reimburse you without a receipt.
No, we do not need your SSN for this reimbursement.