Travel Support

Travel Grants for Participants

Although BIRS provides meals and accommodation to workshop participants free of cost, it unfortunately cannot subsidize travel costs to and from the Banff Centre. There are some travel funding opportunities through our various partners(available for the Banff events only):

  • MSRI

    Information about travel funding from MSRI for USA citizens/permanent residents who are postdoctoral scholars or tenure(-track) faculty at MSRI's academic sponsor institutions can be found by sending an email to [email protected]. Organizers should note that limited travel funding from MSRI, uniquely for participants from the US, is available for at most two participants per BIRS workshop.

  • AWM

    BIRS is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). AWM and BIRS together will sponsor small group follow-ons to the Women in X conferences proposed by women who have multiple intersectional identities. These include, but need not be limited to, women from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) communities; women with visible or invisible disabilities; and women who are neuro-diverse, gender-diverse, or gender fluid. AWM will provide travel funding for these groups, and BIRS will provide research space and lodging through its Focused Research Groups and Research in Teams programs.

    Details of the travel support for the AWM-BIRS partnership appear here:
    AWM/BIRS Travel Support.

    For information on eligibility and the application process, please contact AWM Research Networks Coordinator.

  • PIMS

    BIRS has partnered with PIMS to manage the environmental impact and maximize the benefits of academic travel to Western Canada. Inspired by the Simons-Oberwolfach Program, the PIMS-BIRS-Simons Travel Award offers up to $1000 CAD to researchers attending a BIRS program in Banff to extend their visit to Western North America by visiting a colleague at a PIMS institution.

    Apply here:

    PIMS Travel Award Poster