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Student Travel Grants

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Thank you for your interest in the MAA Student Travel Grant program. MAA is proud to have been able to support over 2,000 undergraduate students presenting their research at MAA MathFest and the Joint Mathematics Meetings since 2014. Unfortunately, the grant program supported by the National Science Foundation is coming to an end, with MAA MathFest in summer 2018 being the final conference with available grant funding. We encourage students to discuss alternate sources for travel support with their mathematics department and to join us at Joint Mathematics Meetings in 2019 in Baltimore, MD.

About MAA Undergraduate Student Travel Grants

The Mathematical Association of America, with funding from the National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences (grant DMS-1341843), offers a small number of supplemental student travel grants (STG) reimbursements, to select undergraduate students, and eligible high school and first-year graduate students. All undergraduates presenting posters or talks at annual meetings of the MAA (MathFest and the Joint Mathematics Meetings) are eligible for funding, subject to the availability of funds.

Each successful applicant will be informed in advance of the meeting as to the amount of his/her grant. The awarding of a travel grant is contingent upon making a presentation at the meeting and submission of original receipts for expenses. Students who accept travel support are expected to participate fully in all aspects of the meetings. 


To encourage eligible undergraduate students from underrepresented groups and minorities to present their work, network, and to enable students to take advantage of off-campus professional development opportunities at the Joint Mathematics Meeting and/or MathFest.


Awards amounts will vary based on expenses incurred during travel to the Joint Mathematics Meeting and/or MathFest. In the past, awards have ranged from $400-$550 per student.


New and returning students are eligible for funding up to the maximum total reimbursement that can be used, in whole or in part, as long as the student and the activities meet the eligibility requirements.

Am I eligible for funding?

You are eligible for funding if you are

  • An undergraduate student, a high school student enrolled in college courses, or a first-year graduate student presenting research done as an undergraduate; and

  • You are presenting at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in the MAA Student Poster Session, the AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in Post-Baccalaureate Programs or the MathFest MAA Student Paper Sessions.

Click here to see more Frequently Asked Questions.


How do I apply?

  1. Submit your presentation abstract: Have one presenter from your team submit your abstract to the MAA MathFest Student Paper Session.

  2. Submit completed STG Application: All students, including co-presenters, that wish to receive funding must fill out the Student Travel Grant Application individually.

  3. Wait for Notification: If you are awarded the travel grant reimbursement, you will receive your official award notification email from,

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. You can apply for the travel grant before your talk or session has been accepted, but you will not receive the travel grant unless your talk has been accepted.


Student Travel For the 2018 MathFest meeting in Denver, Co


04/18/2018 Student Travel Grant Application opens
06/08/2018 Student Travel Grant Application closes
 06/20/2018 Student Travel Grant Award Notification Begins via email
08/01 - 08/04/2018 MAA MathFest 2018! Save your travel receipts


Reimbursements must be requested after travel and within a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 45 days after travel has been completed.


Questions about Student Travel Support

Please contact the MAA Programs and Services team at with any questions regarding undergraduate student travel grants.

Support for this MAA program is provided by the National Science Foundation (grant DMS-1341843).