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Launched in May 2016, MATRIX is Australia’s first international research institute for the mathematical sciences. By providing initial seed funding, ACEMS played a key role in getting MATRIX off the ground, along with The University of Melbourne. Subsequently, Monash came on board, and MATRIX is now a joint partnership between Monash University and The University of Melbourne. ACEMS continues to be a supporting associate providing $100,000 per year. For details about the institute’s activities in 2020, see here.

Unsurprisingly, the number of sponsorship requests in 2020 was significantly lower than previous years due to the cancellation and postponement of many in-person events due to COVID. Details of the events can be found here.

The following is a list of events that ACEMS sponsored in 2020; an additional investment of $13,927.

National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS) 2020 $9,091
Australian Science Communicators (ASC) Eleventh National Conference 2020 $700
Laborastory Melbourne 2020 Show $500
2020 WIMSIG Conference $3636*
Real World Maths in Action $2,154**

*Paid in 2020 but event deferred to 2021
**Approved in 2020 but funds to be deferred to 2021. Amount not included in above total.