Division of Science






Department of Mathematics
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

Phone: (212) 650-5346
Fax: (212) 650-6294

Conference Travel Award

Students can apply for up to $1000 in travel funds for conference travel. Funding can cover any aspect of travel, including but not limited to, plane/train tickets, fuel, accommodations, membership dues, registration fees, photocopying, etc. Applicants must be registered for the conference and have a letter of support from his/her faculty mentor. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applicants may apply for the award either before or after they travel to the conference within the same academic year. Once an application is completed, it will be evaluated by the Math Department Conference Travel Award Committee, which makes funding decisions on individual applications. All applicants will be notified of their application status within 21 days of the submission.


  • The student must be a current undergraduate mathematics major or mathematics Master's student.
  • The student must have at least a 3.0 average across mathematics courses taken at CCNY.
  • The student must have a Social Security Number(SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) number. (If you do not have one of these then we may not be able to process your reimbursement. Contact Jason Redman to inquire about reimbursement in this case.)

As part of the application process, all students must receive a recommendation from a faculty member in the math department, or other individual familiar with the conference and the student's work, outlining the relevance of this conference to the student's studies or job search. Your faculty recommender can submit the Faculty Recommendation Form electronically to George Brathwaite or provide it in a sealed envelope. Your letter of recommendation must be received before your application may be considered.

Please note, typically students will receive only one Conference Travel Funding Award per semester.

Reimbursed expenses:

Awardee’s total reimbursement request must not be greater than the total amount of the expenses of the awardee’s conference related expenses. Lodging expenses can not exceed the U.S. government's per diem rates. Meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) will be reimbursed using the same per diem rates, and receipts are not necessary.

On the first and last travel day, students are only eligible for 75 percent of the total M&IE rate for their travel location. The M&IE breakdown page has a table showing the calculated amount for the "First and Last Day of Travel."

You may not receive reimbursement for meals provided for free by the conference. See the M&IE breakdown page for how to remove the cost of such meals.

Foreign per diem rates are listed here.

Applying for the travel award:

Students need to fill out this Conference Travel Award Application, attach a letter of support in a sealed envelope (if not submitted electronically), and give these forms to George Brathwaite. The forms can be dropped off at the Math Office (NAC 8/133).

Requesting reimbursement:

In order to be reimbursed, all conference travel award winners must submit ORIGINAL receipts for travel and lodging expenses. Describe what you are requesting for M&IE. (Typical travelers will request the maximum M&IE allowed.) You must also submit proof that you attended the conference, such as the conference program (if it lists your name), a copy of the registration or equivalent should be submitted as well, or a letter from a Professor or Organizer indicating that you were present. Please send this information to George Brathwaite or drop it off at the Math Office (NAC 8/133).


This program started during the 2016-2017 academic year.