Securing Australia’s Mathematical Workforce


The Australian Government is providing $2.5 million over five years (2016 to 2021) to the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) for the Securing Australia’s Mathematical Workforce program.  

The project aligns with the National Innovation and Science Agenda, and aims to improve outcomes for higher education students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It will strengthen research training for STEM graduates in Australia and contribute to a highly skilled mathematical sciences workforce.

Annual project activities for honours, masters and PhD students include:

  • Summer School – short courses on mathematical sciences topics informed by national and industry needs
  • Winter School – supports building of research networks and broadens mathematical sciences technical skills
  • BioInfoSummer symposium in biological sciences and/or mathematical sciences
  • Optimise – a symposium in mathematical optimisation.

Securing Australia’s Mathematical Workforce also supports Vacation Research Scholarships for undergraduate students to undertake mathematical sciences research.

This project builds on the success of the previous AMSI Vacation Schools and Scholarships project (2012-2016).