PME Travel Grants for Mathfest 2016 – Deadline is June 30, 2016

To be eligible for funding you must be a PME Student Speaker or Delegate. Only one Delegate per Chapter can receive funding and only if that Chapter has no speakers.

Instructions for submitting a paper can be found here.

To apply for travel funding you should check the YES box where it says “Would you like to receive information from Pi Mu Epsilon regarding available travel funding?” at the bottom of the second page when registering for MathFest on the MAA website. You will then receive more information by email on how to complete the process.

Please read the information below before applying for funding:

1. No student may apply for funding from both the Mathematical Association of America and Pi Mu Epsilon.

2. All PME speakers must be members of the chapter at their home institution. Students must get approval from their chapter advisor to speak in the PME Student Sessions.

3. Each Pi Mu Epsilon student talk is to be given by a single speaker. Joint presentations are not permitted.

4. Each PME speaker and chapter delegate must register for MathFest at www.maa.org under the Pi Mu Epsilon Speaker or Delegate category. This registration category includes a PME Banquet ticket.

5. Each chapter may designate up to 5 student speakers for transportation support of up to $600 per student with a $1200 per Chapter maximum. If a chapter is not sending any speakers to the conference it may send a delegate. Delegates are eligible for funding of half their transportation expenses up to $300.

6. Transportation expenses include airfare, train ticket, automobile mileage, parking expenses, and ground transportation to the conference headquarters. Shortly after the student speaker abstract submission deadline of Friday, June 3, 2016, each speaker and delegate will receive instructions from Pi Mu Epsilon for submitting transportation information and receipts. Students should not purchase travel tickets until the have received instructions from PME.

7. PME will also provide each funded student speaker and each funded delegate a stipend to help defray his/her other expenses, such as housing and food. This money comes from a National Security Agency grant, and, while the exact stipend amount is not determined until the close of conference registration, the amounts over the past three years have varied from $240-$290. Almost all PME student speakers receive travel and sustenance grants.

8. Students will receive travel reimbursement and sustenance checks after the Frame lecture at the meeting. No funds are available from PME before that time.

9. In the spirit of professionalism, students receiving funding must agree to attend events on all three days of MathFest including the following:

A. The opening PME-MAA Student reception on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.
B. Pi Mu Epsilon Student Paper Sessions on Thursday and Friday, August 4 – 5, 2016.
C. The Pi Mu Epsilon banquet on Friday, August 5, 2016
E. The J. Sutherland Frame lecture given by Professor Robin Wilson on the evening of Friday, August 5, 2016.

Any speaker or delegate to who fails to attend one of the above events must obtain prior to the conference an exemption from Pi Mu Epsilon President, Dr. Angela Spalsbury (angie@math.ysu.edu) or risk forfeiting all society funding.

9. PME Speakers and delegates are also encouraged to attend MAA student events which do not conflict with the above obligations.