The CMS supports activities that promote the learning of mathematics among Canadian youth. In addition to hosting its own math competitions, the CMS offers math competition grants for activities at the elementary and secondary school levels.

Applications for 2024

The deadline for applications for Math Competition Grants in 2024 has now passed. The next application period begins June 1, 2024.


The Math Competition Grants are open to contests of different kinds at the school level. This includes:

  • Traditional: students solve problems in a timed written exam
  • Projects: Teams competing to solve a strategic problem over a longer period of time
  • Posters: Preparation of a mathematical solution or discussion for display purposes

Preference will be given to:

  • Competitions which embrace a number of regional schools (city, county or province-wide)
  • New ventures or those which are aiming to expand their reach
  • Competitions which have matching sources of funding or which are aiming to become self-sufficient

Typical grants will be between $500 and $1000. Grants may not be used for salaries but are designed for costs associated with supplies, travel costs, reproduction costs, prizes, publicity, and related expenses.

Those who are awarded grants must:

  • Acknowledge the Canadian Mathematical Society in all reports and publicity connected with the competition. The CMS logo will be provided.
  • Provide the CMS with an activity report of their competition. The report should include:
    • The number of competitors and where they were from
    • Type and size of prizes
    • Any restrictions on eligibility
    • The composition of the organizing, examining and marking committees
    • Samples of publicity materials and of reports to other organizations
    • An assessment of whether objectives were met

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