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 ($0.56 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 JMM 2014, the maximum student travel grant is $400.
Yes. In this case, the person who paid should fill out the form, and you should sign it (there is a place for this on the back) to indicate that you are transferring the award.
Yes. Here is an example of a reimbursement form filled out by a student.
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 at or 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.
You can scan and email your reimbursement form and receipts to firstname.lastname@example.org (we prefer electronic submissions). Please send as a single PDF. If you prefer, you can send hard copies to:
MAA Student Travel
Attn: Julia Dills
1529 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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 ($0.56 per mile as of January, 2014). 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.
We had far more funding requested than was available this year. Awards were distributed as equitably as possible.