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Travel Support

Every mathematics graduate student who has passed the qualifying exam is eligible for $1,000 per fiscal year (begins July 1) to support travel to a conference. The allocation is based on start date of travel. Unused funding is not carried forward from year to year.

This departmental travel support is intended to be "cost-sharing," where the rest of the cost is borne by the student, the advisor, or some other source. Requests for support beyond the standard amount require a note from the advisor and approval of the department head.

Reimbursement Procedure

Request for Reimbursement

Questions about available funding/ balance, eligibility and the cost object to use, please email the staff member handling graduate student support (currently Susan Ferguson), briefly describing the conference and travel to be supported and the amount requested. The staff member checks that the student has passed the qualifying exam and has not exhausted the current year allocation.

Request for Reimbursement

Create a travel expense report via the Concur system. Please follow the instructions listed here under “MIT Employees” and “Travel Reimbursement.”
The travel expense report must be submitted within 30 days after the completion of the trip.