ИНТАС объявляет конкурс на получение поддержки летних
школ, привлекающих молодых ученых из стран СНГ
Call for the submission of letters of interest
INTAS SUMMER SCHOOL SUPPORT
INTAS is seeking ways to encourage increased participation
of NIS scientists, younger than 35 years (YS), in international
summer schools held throughout the year. The objectives are to involve
them better in the international scientific community and to promote
contacts between Ph.D. students and newly graduated Ph.D. scientists
from the NIS and the INTAS member states. INTAS is thus looking
for partner organisations that are running summer schools of international
acknowledged quality and that are interested in working with INTAS
to increase the participation of NIS YS in their summer school programmes.
To achieve this, INTAS has earmarked an annual total amount of Ђ
250,000 to support such organisations. Interested partner organisations
are invited to submit a letter of interest to INTAS by 30 November
- Can be any scientific institution or organisation from any
NIS, namely from Armenia, Azerbaidjan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgystan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
or Uzbekistan, or from the INTAS members, namely the European
Community, one of the fifteen EC Member States, Bulgaria, Cyprus,
Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania,
Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.
- Must have at least three years experience in the organisation
of summer schools, and its statutes and aims should allow the
involvement of YS from all the eligible countries listed above.
- Must have a high scientific standing and the necessary technical
and organisational conditions, including English-speaking contact
persons and teaching staff.
- Must select individual YS scientists involved in the schools
according to transparent and public selection criteria, in particular
based on the scientific performance of an applicant, and must
ensure an impartial and equal treatment of all applying YS.
- Must announce publicly the summer school programme and the
opportunities of participation, and open it to all countries mentioned
above. In case the partner organisation is selected for INTAS
support, the additional funding opportunities arising out of INTAS
support shall also be announced.
Summer Schools that can be supported
- must be scientific teaching and/or training courses specialised
in topical pre- and post-doctoral teaching, providing up-to-date
coverage of fast-developing fields, thus being very conducive
to research, lasting approximately 1-4 weeks
- may offer courses in any scientific field
- must have a good international reputation in the scientific
community, and should have international participation of usually
not less than 30 % of the participants; the usual size of a summer
school should be not less than 25 participants.
How to submit a letter of interest?
Interested organisations should send their letter with the following
- contact address, telephone, fax, e-mail, Internet home page
address if available, person in charge for co-operation;
- short description of the organisation, links and contacts
with other international and/or European organisations;
- established summer schools programmes and related information
(subject, date, duration, etc.);
- proposed selection criteria and procedure for INTAS-supported
- requested support from INTAS per NIS participant and, if needed,
the administrative overheads.
Evaluation and selection of partner organisations
An independent evaluation panel will review the letters of interest
of all interested organisations and recommend those summer schools
to be supported through the INTAS Young scientists Summer School
Programme. Upon final decision, INTAS will negotiate the terms
and conditions of the future co-operation via a suitable co-operation
agreement. Depending upon the particular needs of the partner
organisation, INTAS is prepared to support costs for the participation
of YS from the NIS via participants' fees covering their participation
including accommodation and meals, travel of NIS YS, and also,
to a limited extent, an administrative overhead for the organisation.
The selection will be based on the following criteria:
- scientific standing of the organising committee and involved
- reputation of the summer school, which must have been organised
for the last 3 years, and originality of the scientific programme;
- expected international participation, including YS from the
NIS, and selection procedure applied for;
- amount requested from INTAS per invited NIS-YS, taking into
account the school's own support to NIS YS such as low rates for
accommodation and meals, reduced participation fees, etc.
In its selection INTAS will ensure a fair distribution
across the scientific fields and countries. All candidate organisations
will be informed on the outcome of the competitive selection by
the end of February 2002.
Interested organisations may consult the INTAS home
page www.intas.be for more information
on INTAS, or forward particular questions to Prof. Federico Ferrini
via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 00322 5490146, fax 00322 5490156, or by post to INTAS,
58/8 Avenue des Arts, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.