We will be able to provide (full or partial) financial support from the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation for some of the participants who wish to attend.  Junior researchers may request reimbursement of their travel and local expenses to attend the conference.  The support will be primarily directed towards Ph.D. students and young researchers less than five years beyond the Ph.D.  Special consideration will be given to underrepresented minorities.  Application for funding can be done on the registration form.  For full consideration, funding applications should be submitted by February 8, 2018. Funding decisions will be made by March 29, 2018.