WIMSIG Conference 2017: Celebration of Women in Australian Mathematical Sciences
Travel award applications have now closed.
No further applications will be accepted.

The Conference Steering Committee are considering all applications received. Applicants will be notified of the Committee's decisions no later than 1 September 2017.

The form will remain in place for context and information only until the end of the decision period.

2017 Travel Grants
The Women in Australian Mathematical Sciences Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) invites applications from women for the WIMSIG Conference 2017 Travel Grants. Funding is available to partially support female early-career researchers and Honours, Masters and PhD students who wish to attend the WIMSIG Conference 2017: Celebration of Women in Australian Mathematical Sciences, to be held at the University of South Australia on 24 – 26 September 2017. The conference will showcase the research of female mathematicians and statisticians, foster new collaborations and enhance existing ones, and provide opportunities for networking and mentoring, which in turn will positively influence the advancement of women’s careers. The travel awards are designed to encourage active participation at the WIMSIG conference by female early-career researchers and female Honours, Masters and PhD students. These grants can be used for purposes such as travel, accommodation and carer expenses but not for the conference registration fee. Selection will be based on need rather than academic merit. Giving a presentation at the conference is not a prerequisite for funding.

We are happy to acknowledge that some of the funding is provided by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute’s Choose Maths Program in partnership with the BHP Billiton Foundation.

Eligibility:
Applicants must be women resident in Australia or New Zealand, who fall in one of the following categories:

1. Are currently enrolled in an Honours, Masters or PhD program in the mathematical sciences, broadly interpreted (applied, pure, statistics, bioinformatics and so on), in an Australian or New Zealand university.

2. Have been awarded their PhD at most five years (full-time equivalent) before the closing date. If their PhD was awarded more than five years ago (full-time equivalent) but the applicant still wishes to be considered as an early-career researcher, please provide specific and concise justification for career interruptions or other relevant factors.

3. Have been awarded their PhD more than five years ago and have carer responsibilities.

Note: Women who are employed at an Australian or New Zealand university, and satisfy category 2 or 3 but are not resident in Australia or New Zealand, are also eligible.

Selection Process:
1. Applications will be assessed by a panel of female researchers nominated by the WIMSIG Conference 2017 Steering Committee.

2. Applications will be assessed based on:
• The applicant is an emerging or active female researcher as set out in the eligibility section.
• Available funding is not sufficient to cover the total cost of conference attendance including travel, accommodation or carer expenses.

3. Preference may be given to early applications.

4. Decisions made by the selection panel regarding funding are final.

Application Procedure:
Applications must be submitted via this online document and must include:

• A completed Application Form (this form).

• A description of your current research activities (50 words maximum).

• A brief description of what you will use the funds for, with estimated expenses (100 words maximum).

• Self-declaration showing that available funding (NHMRC/ARC/other research funds) is not sufficient to cover the total cost of conference attendance.

• Only electronic applications submitted via this form will be accepted.

Timeline:
1. Applications close at 5pm, Friday 25 August 2017 (Australian Central Standard Time).

2. Successful applicants will be reimbursed during the conference, in a manner to be determined by the WIMSIG Conference organisers.

3. You will be informed of the result of your application by Friday 1 September 2017 (TBC). Note that early bird registration closes on Thursday 24 August 2017.

** REMEMBER ** to register for the conference, via the conference webpage.
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Details of Higher Degrees (Honours, Masters, PhD)
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Title of thesis:
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If the PhD was awarded more than five years ago (full-time equivalent) but the applicant still wishes to be considered as an early-career researcher, please provide specific and concise justification for career interruptions or other relevant factors (e.g. maternity leave, sickness, other):
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Description of your current research activities (50 word maximum):
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Please tell us why this conference is important to you (100 word maximum)
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Projected expenses for conference attendance (100 word maximum):
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