Scholarships for Events on Complex Systems (SECS)

The yrCSS wants to encourage young scientists to participate in complex systems events. SECS are conceived for this very purpose. Scholarship for Events on Complex Systems provides financial support for young researchers attending conferences, workshops, schools, symposiums or other scientific events related to complex systems. The scholarship has a form of reimbursement: so after obtaining SECS, you go for a conference (or another event), you send us a confirmation of attendance and a payment receipt and you get back your SECS reimbursement. Nice and simple.

Dates – the call for SECS is currently Open until 15th of December 2022

Funding

SECS provides support in the form of reimbursement for young researchers attending scientific events related to complex systems. We can reimburse up to 500 euros for covering the event registration/attendance fee.

The candidate will be required to send us proof of payment and confirmation of attendance. The scholarships are paid after the event.

Requirements and how to apply

To be eligible, the applicant for the scholarship must be a young researcher of the CSS in the meaning of our bylaws (see here) and an active member of the Complex Systems Society.

The application must consist of:

  1. a CV of the candidate;
  2. a cover letter of maximum one page produced by the candidate explaining the personal motivation and importance of attending the proposed event. It should include the requested amount, a brief description of the proposed event and its connection with complex systems research;
  3. a proof of being a member of the Complex Systems Society.

Submit your application by sending an email entitled “SECS [Deadline] [First_name] [Family_name]”, containing the required material, to yr.cssociety@gmail.com.

Selection

The applications will be reviewed by the yrCSS Advisory Board. They will be evaluated based on the candidate’s CV, the reputation of the event and the potential scientific benefit for the applicant. Applicants will be informed about the outcome via email. Results may also be announced on the yrCSS website and media outlets. The number of accepted applications depends on their quality and the current yrCSS budget.

PAST SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES

2021

Alberto BracciScuola Normale Superiore, Italy
Giuseppe BrandiFuture University Hakodate, Japan
Pablo LozanoUniversity of Padua, Italy
Silvia Salinas AyaviriUniversity of Trento, Italy
Octavio ZapataUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Oriol ArtimeFondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Mahsa BagheriKalhorShahid Beheshti University, Iran
Hao CuiCentral European University, Austria
Pegah HozhabrierdiSyracuse University, United States of America
Benedetta MarianiUniversity of Padova, Italy
Giorgio NicolettiUniversity of Padova, Italy
Andreu PuyUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Jorge RodriguezMediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies, Spain
Valeria SecchiniCharles University, Czech Republic

2020

Carlo CampajolaScuola Normale Superiore, Italy
Briane Paul V. SamsonFuture University Hakodate, Japan
Gabriele EttaUniversity of Padua, Italy
Sara SottileUniversity of Trento, Italy