AustMS WIMSIG Anne Penfold Street Awardees


AnnePenfoldStreet-framed.JPG A potential major obstacle for academics when travelling for conferences or research visits is to ensure that their family responsibilities are taken care of while they are away. The AustMS WIMSIG Anne Penfold Street Awards provide additional financial support to Australian mathematicians for their caring responsibilities, while they travel for conferences or research visits to collaborators, with approximately four Awards awarded annually. The potential uses of these Awards include, but are not limited to, short-term childcare or professional carers for elderly relatives. These Awards are open to mathematicians of any gender.

The Awards are funded by the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) and are an initiative of the AustMS Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG), which administers them. Awards are determined on a competitive basis by a selection committee of distinguished mathematicians, appointed by the Executive Committee of WIMSIG.

The Award rules and application forms can be found on the Anne Penfold Street Awards page.


Prof Cheryl Praeger with some past recipients of AustMS WIMSIG Cheryl E. Praeger Travel Awards and Anne Penfold Street Awards — September 2017 (Photo Credit: Sia Duff)
L-R: Valentina Wheeler, Joan Licata, Barbara Maenhaut, Cheryl Praeger, Joanne Hall, Catherine Penington, Bronwyn Hajek

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Photo of Anne is courtesy of Deborah Street.

Updated: 18 May 2019