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Jun 12-14, 2020 - Queer and Trans Mathematicians in Combinatorics Conference (QTMC) - Funding Application

You can use this form to apply for the Queer and Trans Mathematicians in Combinatorics Conference (QTMC).

Travel support grants are available in order to encourage participation to the QTMC by partially funding the travel costs for those who would otherwise be unable to attend. Funding is primarily for PhD students, but, depending on fund availability, postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers (10 years from PhD) will also be considered for travel support. This opportunity is possible through a grant from the Fields Institute, AARMS, PIMS, and CMS. Note that awardees will needto pay for their expenses ahead of time and get reimbursed after the conference. Only PhD students, postdocs, and early career researchers are eligible for travel support.

In selecting attendees for travel support, preference will be given to PhD students who and presenting a talk and/or
who are in the early stages of their PhD studies without alternate means of support.

Application Process
Applications for travel support should include a brief cover letter, which gives a brief summary of research interests
and describes the applicant's reason for wanting to attend the conference.

In addition, for a student (or postdoc) application the following is required:
- The student's cv, containing basic information such as degrees earned, current affiliations, relevant coursework and
grades, and any other information the student feels is relevant to support their application. Students should
demonstrate a serious interest in the subject matter of the conference, as evidenced by recent coursework and
- A supporting letter from the student's advisor. This should be only as long as necessary to convey the relevant
information. It should confirm that the student is a PhD candidate in good standing, describe the research area of the
student. Furthermore, the letter should indicate how the student would benefit from attending the conference and why
the student is in need of a travel grant.

NOTE: The student's cover letter, cv, and any other relevant information must be included in *one PDF file*.
Apart from the cover letter, an application from early career researchers should also include a cv.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: March 30, 2020
Advisor recommendation: April 3, 2020
Notification of acceptance: April 17, 2020

Travel Support Requirements
The maximum amount for a single award is $500 to partially cover costs of travel, accommodation, and per diem for

Students are strongly encouraged to secure additional funding from other sources. Funds will be disbursed only in the
form of reimbursements for actual expenses. A receipt is required for any expense reimbursed (e.g., airfare and hotel

Organizing Committee:
Rachelle Bouchat
Aram Dermenjian
Ray Karpman
Mike Zabrocki

Programming Committee:
Anthony Bonato 
Isabelle Shankar 
Andrés R. Vindas Meléndez 


Application Form Instructions

•    Fields with an * are mandatory.
•    This online application must be filled out completely and submitted. It is not possible to save a partially completed application and return to it later.
•    You may submit ONE .PDF file with your application no larger than 2MB. Please have this .PDF ready to upload when you start to fill out this application.
•    Once your application is submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you designated on your application.
1. Contact Information.Do not use BLOCK/ALL CAPITALS.
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This question requires a valid email address.
4. Please enter your affiliation (university, institution, organization, or company).
5. Please enter your mailing address details below.
6. Demographics.
Please provide a reference (required): *This question is required.
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9. Please upload your CV. *This question is required.Please name your .PDF file: "LAST NAME, First Name.pdf"
Maximum file size is 10 MB.