12th ALTER-Net summer school

"Biodiversity, ecosystem services: science and its impact on policy and society"

 – August 30th - September 9th 2017, Peyresq, France –


Before to start the application process, please read the eligibility criteria on the course webpage as well as the following directions carefully.

Deadline to apply: April 21th 2017

Below is the list of information or documents you need to prepare or have at hand to complete your application:

  1. You need to complete the online application form below (incl. VAT of your institution in case it is paying for your course fee)
  2. In the online form, you will be asked to upload your full curriculum vitae or resume, including list of publications, if any
  3. A Statement of Purpose will be created by answering some questions in the online form: e.g. motivated description explaining your reasons for applying, how the topic of your PhD thesis/work is relevant to the summer school and how you expect to benefit from participating - no need to send a separate document
  4. You or your referee will need to send one letter of recommendations to marie.vandewalle@ufz.de by April 21th , 2017
  5. In the online form, you will be asked for the title or at least keywords of your poster. You will be asked for the course to bring a poster of your latest research and prepare a 3 min presentation of your poster

The ALTER-Net summer school secretariat will notify applicants about the selection results beginning of May.
Please check the 'Key dates' section on the course webpage for earlier or later planned notification deadlines.

Please note the fee of 800 € to participate to the summer school, covering the participation in the programme, accommodation, meals and field trip. We have a maximum of five grants to waive the fee for students who are unable to fund their attendance. Before applying for a grant, we strongly encourage you to first check with your organization or for other means for possible funding, as the competition for those grants are every year very high. 


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IDENTIFICATION


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EDUCATIONAL BACKROUND:

First degree* (and thesis title if appropriate):

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 Subject or Major Fields for first degree*:

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 Period of completion and institute/university of first degree*:

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Master’s degree and thesis title (if appropriate)*:

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 Period of completion and institute/university of Master’s degree*:

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Doctoral thesis title (if appropriate):

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 Subject or Major Fields for Doctoral thesis:

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Period of (intended) completion and institute/university of PhD degree?

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Name, institution and email address of PhD thesis supervisor (if appropriate):

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Publications (5 maximum, if appropriate):

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If you consider anything about your academic record or career pattern to be unusual, please explain:

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 EMPLOYMENT DATA

Name and email address of current/last employer (if appropriate):

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Previous employment history with name (if appropriate), address of employers and duration of employment:

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Please upload here your CV (obligatory, and please add your lastname in the title of your file):

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POSTER

Please give the title and/or the keywords of the poster of your latest research, which you will bring and present at the summer school: 

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REFERENCE LETTERS

Please give the name, address and title of the referee from whom you will receive a reference letter. Your reference letter must be submitted
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marie.vandewalle@ufz.de by April 21th, 2017


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FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Upon selection, you will be kindly asked to arrange the transfer of the registration fee of 800,-€ covering the participation in the programme, accommodation, meals and field trip by 31 July 2017 at the latest (account details will be communicated to the selected participants).


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A maximum of five grants will be awarded (i.e. fees waived) to students who are unable to fund their attendance. Before applying for a grant, please check first with your organization or other means for possible funding. 

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In case you want to apply for a funded position, please explain why you need the funding (please send a letter of support signed by your principal supervisor to marie.vandewalle@ufz.de):

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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Please describe how the ALTER-Net summer school is relevant to your research, teaching, professional work and/or career and in what way you expect to benefit from it*:

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Please also explain how you see your contribution to the course*:

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 Other relevant information you would like to share?:

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Please, according to what you just described, summarize briefly (max 50 words) why you want to join the Summer School and what you hope to share and to learn*:

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And finally….could you please write a short Bio about yourself*.  Upon acceptance, we would like to share it with all participants, speakers and tutors, to help to know each other and facilitate the networking.  Please make it interesting and informative and not too long (max 200 words):

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I declare that the information provided above is, to my knowledge, true and complete. Upon selection, I engage myself to arrange the transfer of the registration fee of 800,-€ covering the participation in the programme, accommodation, meals and field trip by 31 July 2017 (account details will be communicated to the selected participants). I understand that failure to pay the registration fee by the date agreed with the summer school organisers will invalidate my selection.