Young Investigator Grants
A limited number of grants will be available to Ph.D. students and young postdoctoral fellows. These grants are made possible by our generous workshop sponsors whose names will be listed in the final program. Only those applicants who submit abstracts will be considered for an award, which is intended to offset some of the registration, travel, and subsistence expenses incurred by the recipient in connection with attending the workshop. Anyone wishing to apply for the grant should check the appropriate box on the registration form and attach a letter of recommendation. This letter should be on official letterhead, be signed by the dean or department head, and contain the following information about the applicant:
1. academic status
2. research activities in the subject area of the workshop
3. citations for the maximum of three recent articles in this subject area
The buses with participants will leave Bratislava to Smolenice morning on May 25, 2008 at 9.30. For those unable to arrive to Bratislava on May 25 before the bus departure accommodation will be available in a hotel. The meeting point for all participants will be in front of the hotel: Hotel ECHO, Prešovská 39, Bratislava. Please, contact organizers for details.
As the Smolenice Castle has limited accommodation capacity (80 participants), the “first come-first serve” method will be used.
Registration in Smolenice Castle will start at 10.30 am on Sunday, May 25, 2008. The workshop will end on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at noon. The planned departure from Smolenice Castle to Bratislava is at 14.00.
The first day of the workshop, on May 25, there will be a Welcome Party with an opportunity to visit the castle wine degustation to taste local white and red wines. During the free day on May 28 (Wednesday) two alternative programs (for free) are prepared: 1. Trip to the highest peak of the Small Carpathians “Zaruby” with the possibility to visit the Devil’s Glen, Occasional Waterfall, Hlboča Valley and Molpir (Celtic settlement, 6th century BC); 2. Excursion to the well-known ceramics manufacture Majolica in Modra and visit the Driny Stalactite Cave.
There is a free internet connection in the castle via Wifi (2,4 Ghz).