financial support

Support for participants whose home address in the US is at least 50 miles from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, includes:

  • meals per diem of approx. $3300 total (non-taxable; no receipts required)
  • lodging per diem of up to $1000 total (non-taxable; receipts required)
  • travel support: up to $400 for travel to/from Champaign-Urbana;¬†documentation/receipts are required for flights and ground transportation, and all flights must be on a US-flagged air carrier and must be economy fare
  • mileage: may be reimbursable as part of your travel expense, if you choose to drive to Champaign-Urbana from your home location. The reimbursement rate is $0.58 per mile, up to $400 total or the amount of the lowest cost airfare , whichever is lower. Mileage can be computed by conducting an Internet map search and printing the results. It is also helpful to print off a search for the lowest cost airfare for the dates of your visit, for comparison purposes.

Note that summer sublets close to campus are readily available and affordable, in Champaign-Urbana. The city bus system is excellent, and one can live here and get to the stores and to work without owning a car.

Support for participants whose home address in the US is less than or equal to 50 miles from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, includes: an honorarium of $3500 for participation in the program.

Financial support is provided by the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), at its discretion and according to its rules regarding eligibility and required documentation. Partial payment of the IMA funding might be possible at the halfway point of the summer internship. Accepted interns should contact Katherine Dowd  at the IMA with questions about the rules for reimbursement.