Application to the Summer School

Prospective attendees will be evaluated for their participation in the summer school. This evaluation will be based on the document that applicants need to submit (see below). An effort will be made to keep the participating group small to encourage interaction and collaboration. Your learning objectives and needs will be input for the workshops so that, potentially, workshops would be tailored to the needs of a specific subgroup of attendees. Additionally, participants will be asked to present a poster (DIN A0, portrait design) about their research project during one of the Summer School sessions.

Prospective participants will send their application to (before June 1) . The application should be submitted as a single PDF-file in mail attachment. All applications will be evaluated and based on the outcome of this evaluation selected participants will be invited to register as summer school participants. It is therefore key that your application document complies with the queries presented below. In sum, the procedure is as follows: (1) prospective participants send their application, (2) the application is evaluated, (3) if the evaluation is positive the participant will be invited to register, and (4) participant register for the summer school.

The document should contain:

A cover sheet with your name, title of your dissertation, your advisor's name, your institution, and your e-mail address. A research profile describing: The background of your research project: Who are you? What is your main topic about? What is the expected date for dissertation completion? The goals of your research: What are the specific goals and research questions of your PhD-project? Design and methodology: What design and/or methodology do you use? Current status and future plans: What is your current status and what are your possible future plans? -A publication list (when applicable). Max. 1000 words (including title, main text, figures, tables, and references)

An interest letter describing:

Learning objectives and motivation: what do you want to learn? What would you like our experts to address? What is your motivation to attend? Particular issues and/or problems: what current issues are you struggling with for your current study and beyond?