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. The Scholarship for Events on Complex Systems provides financial support for young researchers to attend conferences, workshops, schools, symposiums or other scientific events related to complex systems. 

The scholarship has a form of reimbursement: it covers some costs associated with attending scientific events. These include the registration fee, travel expenses like flights or train tickets, visa applications, among others.

The call for SECS is currently closed!


SECS provides support in the form of reimbursement for young researchers attending scientific events related to complex systems. We can reimburse up to 300 euros for covering intracontinental events and up to 500 euros for intercontinental events or early career researchers from universities in emergent nations.

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


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.

How to apply

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:

    -A brief description of the proposed event  and its connection with complex systems research

    -The requested amount including a cost breakdown with source or explicit justification
  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


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 awardees


Narayan SabhahitNetwork Science Institute, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
Marta MorandiniUniversity of Turin, Italy
Sima FarokhnejadUniversity of Exeter, UK
Giorgio NicolettiUniversity of Padova, Italy
Hanlin SunQueen Mary University, London, UK


Benjamin EvansUniversity of Sydney, Australia
Lucille CalmonQueen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Mari KawakatsuUniversity of Pennsylvania, USA
Thomas LoufInstitute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC), Spain
Pau CasanovaUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Spain
David Soriano PañosInstituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal
Irene Ferri CondeminasUniversitat de Barcelona, Spain
Robert JankowskiUniversitat de Barcelona, Spain


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


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