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. It has a form of reimbursement of the attendance fee, 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 the fee back. Nice and simple.

Dates – the call for SECS is OPEN

DEADLINE: June 30, 2020


SECS provides support in the form of a registration fee reimbursement for young researchers attending scientific events related to complex systems. We can reimburse up to 300 euros for covering the conference/school registration/attendance fee. Accommodation and travel expenses can not be included and they will not be reimbursed.

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.

Submit your application by sending an email entitled “SECS [Deadline] [First_name] [Family_name]”, containing the required material, to


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.