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HQP Travel Support Award

CAIMS•SCMAI is offering travel support for HQP (graduate students and postdoctoral research associates) attending our Annual Meeting in-person, to help defray the costs of attendance at the conference.  These funds have been made available, in part, through the generosity of our past prize winners, Anita T. Layton, Nilima Nigam and Frithjof Lutscher, who requested that their prize money be used to support HQP travel.  We are most grateful to Professors Layton, Nigam, and Lutscher for their generosity!


Any graduate student or postdoctoral research associate (HQP) who is

  • attending a Canadian university,
  • presenting a talk or poster at the CAIMS Annual Meeting in person is eligible to apply.  

The application process is first-come, first-served. Support will be awarded to complete, qualifying applications until the allotted funds are exhausted.  Funds may be used to cover travel, accommodations, and/or registration expenses.  Funds will be disbursed after the conference following submission of receipts.

Award Amounts for 2024

  • $100 for HQP travelling from points between Montreal, Quebec and Windsor, Ontario
  • $200 for HQP travelling from other points in Ontario and Quebec
  • $500 for HQP travelling from outside of Ontario and Quebec

Required Materials

  • Brief letter of support from the supervisor
  • Information for the application form:
  1. applicant’s contact information
  2. position (postdoc or graduate student)
  3. if graduate student: degree and year of study
  4. applicant’s home university
  5. title of paper or poster

How to Apply

  1. By June 10, 2024: fill out the form here to apply for the award.
  2. Complete the demographic survey here.
  3. Between June 28 and July 31, 2024: fill out the form here to submit receipts.

Awards Winners


The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society, which dates from 1979, has a growing presence in industrial, mathematical, scientific and technological circles within and outside of Canada.

Contact CAIMS

Please direct all inquiries about the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) to: