Departmental Policy for Undergraduate Student Travel Support

Adopted by the Policy Committee (last revised 1/27/2020)

Undergraduate math majors may request travel funds from the Department of Mathematical Sciences to attend professional meetings. Requests will be considered by the department’s Policy Committee.

  1. Applications will be considered twice a year; applications submitted by the deadline(s) will receive full consideration.
    • The fall semester application deadline is the second Friday in October.
    • The spring semester application deadline is the fifth Friday of the spring semester.
  2. Each semester, the levels of the travel allocations will be set by the Policy Committee. They will be higher for students presenting a paper than for students attending a meeting without presenting a paper.
  3. The department will pay up to two thirds of the approved and documented travel expenses; the remaining third must be paid by the student or from other sources. The department strongly encourages students to apply for travel funds from other sources.
  4. While it is possible to receive funding for more than one trip during an academic year, preference will be given to applicants requesting funding for a first trip.