[tdwg] Latin American Training Institute in BioEco Informatics

Beach, James H beach at ku.edu
Wed Apr 2 17:35:19 CEST 2008

PanAmerican Advanced Studies Institute

Cyberinfrastructure for International Collaborative Biodiversity and
Ecological Informatics

La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica

May 31 -- June 12, 2008

The University of Kansas and Florida International University, working
with the University of Costa Rica and the Organization for Tropical
Studies (OTS), are hosting a two-week course in biodiversity and
ecological informatics at OTS's La Selva Biological Station in
northeastern Costa Rica from May 31 through June 12. Thanks to a
PanAmerican Advanced Studies Institute Award from the Office of
International Science and Engineering at the US National Science
Foundation, full scholarships plus airfare are available for US and
Latin American graduates. All participation costs will be covered by the
award. The program will be in English. 

Graduate students, postdocs and early-career faculty are strongly
encouraged to apply. About 25 participants, half from the U.S. and half
from Latin America will be accepted. Only students/researchers from
Latin America and from the United States are eligible to apply.

The online application and further information, including a draft
curriculum is available at: www.ciara.fiu.edu/eco/index.htm  

Please note that the application date is rapidly approaching, potential
participants need to act quickly.

There is also some opportunity for additional resource faculty from the
U.S. and from Latin America in the area of bioinformatics who could join
the course for various periods during the two week schedule. 

Please contact Jim Beach, University of Kansas, beach at ku.edu, or Julio
Ibarra, Florida International University, julio at fiu.edu, for more
information but see the web site for details. 


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