[tdwg] TDWG 2007 Annual Conference - Support for Students and other
a.rissone at nhm.ac.uk
Wed Jun 20 13:56:21 CEST 2007
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Taxonomic Databases Working Group (TDWG)
Annual Conference 2007 - Support for Student and other delegates
Early in 2007 the TDWG Executive discussed methods of attracting to the Annual Conference talented students, and delegates from countries where travel support for scientists is limited and we are poorly represented. As part of the registration process for the 2007 Conference in Slovakia we have put in place three mechanisms for assisting delegates to attend.
Details are available here: http://www.tdwg.org/conference2007/registration/support/ <http://www.tdwg.org/conference2007/registration/support/> where there is a downloadable PDF file giving details of how to apply.
It is essential that applicants look carefully at the Conference website at http://www.tdwg.org/conference2007/ <http://www.tdwg.org/conference2007/> for details of the registration process and registration fees (including late registration penalty) before submitting an application.
Graduate and post-graduate students:
Bona fide graduate and post-graduate students at a recognised academic institution may apply for discounted conference registration fees (200 $US) and reserved inexpensive accommodation at the conference venue.
Delegates from countries where travel support for scientists is limited:
Prospective delegates from countries where travel support for scientists is limited may apply, under strict conditions, for the same discounted conference registration fees (200 $US) and reserved inexpensive accommodation as students. This mechanism is intended to offer a better chance to attend the Conference to delegates who would not otherwise be able to secure sufficient funding. It is unlikely that applications from major industrialised countries, or countries where financial support is limited for political reasons, would be successful.
Delegates needing a Letter of Invitation to the Conference:
Delegates needing a Letter of Invitation to the Conference in order to secure funding from internal or external funding sources may apply. Provision by TDWG of this Letter does not imply any funding by TDWG, or discounted registration fees, or reserved inexpensive accommodation.
In all cases the application must be made to the TDWG Secretariat not later than 15 July 2007. Applications submitted after this date may still be considered but are unlikely to be processed before the late registration penalty fee (50 $US) comes into effect on 16 August 2007. The late registration penalty fee will apply to all registrations on or after that date.
The number of inexpensive rooms available at the Conference venue is limited. Rooms will be allocated to successful applicants requesting them on a first-come-first-served basis. Applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.
Terms and Conditions
Please note that TDWG does not have funds available for direct financial support for delegates to attend the Conference. Discounted registration and reserved inexpensive accommodation are the only financial support options available and are offered at the discretion of the TDWG Executive.
Submission and receipt of an application does not commit TDWG in any way. All applications will be considered by the Conference Committee. The decision of the Committee will be final, no reason will be given for declining an application, and no subsequent correspondence will be entered into.
Executive Secretary (TDWG) and Chair of Conference Committee (TDWG 2007)
E-mail: A.Rissone at nhm.ac.uk
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