What is "professional development" funding?
The Professional Development Fund was created to "fund professional development activities for individual undergraduate mathematics students".
This includes funding for:
- publication fees;
- activities delivered in an online format;
- conference accommodation, travel, and registration; and
- other initiatives that benefit the career of an individual student
This does not include examination fees, designation fees or certification fees.
Funding can only be granted up to $750 per proposal by default.
Note that in practice applicants will be expected to pay at least some amount of the costs.
How to receive professional development funding:
The first step is to complete the professional development funding proposal form.
The Executive Director will then evaluate the project and the funding available for the term and make a funding decision.
There are no deadlines to apply for professional development funding; however, retro-active funding will usually be rejected. Retro-active here refers to the applicant already spending the money before applying for funding.
As there is a limited amount of funding available for professional development, professional development funding is on a first-come, first-served basis.