Every mathematics graduate student starting in the second year 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 of up to $\$$1000 may be carried forward from FY22 to FY23 and up to 25% of the fund can be used for equipment purchases.
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.
Questions about available funding/ balance, eligibility and the cost object to use
Please email the staff member handling graduate student reimbursement (currently Susan Moura, ), briefly describing the conference and travel to be supported and the amount requested. The staff member checks that the student qualifies for funding 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.