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Thematic School Support Program call

  1. Aim and Criteria The Thematic School Support (TSS) Program aims at supporting the attendance of PhD students and Junior Post Doctoral researchers, who are members of the CSS, to Doctoral and thematic summer/winter schools focusing on the science of complex systems (Conferences and workshops are excluded from this program). The TSS program funding is provided to the Schools, which use these funds as fellowships to waive the registration fees to some participants (the fellowships should go exclusively to cover fees and exclude covering of social events). The number of waivers, if granted, is expected to be at most three for each funded school. To benefit from this program, the school organizers have to send their application to the CSS as indicated below. The Schools recipient of the TSS support will be responsible for the selection of the grantees of the fellowships, which have then to be approved by the Executive Committee of the CSS. The schools applying for the current call of the TSS program must meet the following criteria:
  2. Have their starting date before Feb. 28th, 2017;
  3. Be internationally open;
  4. Be approved and funded by national or international institutes/agencies/universities;
  5. Have a website containing all the relevant information (registration fees, sponsoring institutions, organizers, lecturers);
  6. Have a focus in the complex systems area;
  7. Provide evidence of the scientific excellence of lecturers and invited speakers.

  8. Submission of Candidacies Interested schools shall submit a request for the TSS program support providing the following information: -Name of the school, dates of the schools. -Short document detailing the aims and program of the school (generally the information circulated with the school material or webpage) -Amount of the registration fee and information on what it precisely covers -Institution sponsoring the school -List of organizers -List of speakers -Web page address containing the information about the school.

  9. Selection of Candidatures The CSS Executive Committee is fully and exclusively endowed with the responsibility of assessing the eligibility of candidatures, examining and selecting the dossiers of the admitted candidatures, and select the candidatures receiving the TSS program support. The selected schools shall acknowledge the CSS sponsorship through the TSS program as appropriate on the web page and other advertising material (flyers, posters etc.). In particular, and in addition to the mandatory criteria mentioned above, selection of recipients will consider the following points: -Schools in which at least one of the organizers is member of the CSS will be favored; -Schools that have never benefited from the program will be favored; -The registration fee should not be excessive.In particular, the CSS reserves the possibility to attribute fellowships covering only a part of registration fees.

  10. Deadline for application The application shall be sent to the following address before April 30th, 2016: css@cssociety.org The decision will be communicated to the organizers in May 2016. For any additional information please contact the CSS at css@cssociety.org

  11. List of previously funded schools • 2015: o Lake Como School on complex systems, 29 June – 3 July 2015, http://acss.lakecomoschool.org/ o Lake Como School on “Complex networks: theory, methods and applications”, 18-22 May 2015, http://ntma.lakecomoschool.org/ o V Summer School on Statistical Physics of Complex and Small Systems, 6-17 July 2015, http://www.crm.cat/en/Activities/Curs_2014-2015/Pages/SSSPCSS.aspx o Mediterranean School of Complex Networks, 3-8 Sept 2015, http://mediterraneanschoolcomplex.net/ • 2016: o Lake Como School on “Complex networks: theory, methods and applications”, 16-20 May 2016, http://ntmb.lakecomoschool.org/ o Mediterranean School of Complex Networks, 29 Aug – 3 Sept 2016, http://mediterraneanschoolcomplex.net/

Open from12/01/2016
Deadline30/04/2016 0:00

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