The Cost Action IC0702: SoftStat offers several grants for attending this spring school:
The grants consist of a flat rate payment of the stated amount; no receipts are required.
Grants can be given only to people coming from an institution in a COST member state (and only these states can be selected on the registration form). In addition, only early stage researchers (post-graduate students, Ph.D. students, and postdocs who obtained their Ph.D. less than 10 years ago) are eligible for grants, and they will have to prove this status.
Notifications about awarded grants will be send out on Friday, April 17, 2009. If there are grants left after that date, a second batch of grants will be awarded by April 30, 2009. The grants will be paid after the spring school and, of course, only if the spring school is actually attended.
If we receive more applications for grants than we can satisfy, people from institutions that are actively participating in one of the COST Actions IC0702: SoftStat, IC0801: AT, or IC0602: AlgoDec will be preferred (because these COST Actions contribute directly to the spring school). In addition, people working in the area covered by the summer course (as indicated by the research topics in the registration form) will be given preference, since they will likely profit more from the course.