Registration is now closed
The school is open to PhD students and junior researchers who
recently received their PhD.
The deadline for registering for GLOBAN is 1 May 2006.
We may have to limit the number of participants; all registrants
will receive notice of acceptance or non-acceptance by 17 May.
Fees and grants
The participation fee is EUR 150. This covers course materials,
lunches, and a social excursion with a banquet. Participants must
make their own arrangements for accommodation, breakfast and dinners.
A fair amount of grants are available.
Most grants will be either full or partial reimbursements of
In case of particular hardship, or if it will be more difficult for
you to obtain local funding for other kinds of expenses,
grants for travel or for the registration fee are also possible.
As a general rule, grant money will only be paid to refund documented
and already paid expenses, so grant recipients must be prepared to lay
out cash for the grant-covered expenses.
To apply for a grant, answer "yes" in the appropriate field of the
registration form, and have your supervisor explain in his recommendation
letter why you need the grant.
There are two steps in registering for GLOBAN.
- Download the registration form,
complete it in a text editor and send it by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "GLOBAN registration".
- Have your PhD supervisor write a letter of recommendation
and send it to us separately. (See below for guidelines on
contents of the recommendation letter).
Both of these steps must be completed by 1 May 2006.
Citizens of many
countries outside the European Union and
North America need a visa to enter Denmark. If necessary,
for a visa at a Danish diplomatic representation yourself.
Beware that processing an application can take months,
and we have no way of influencing the processing time.
We can provide you with an official letter that confirms your
registration for GLOBAN and explains how sure we are that you
are a bona fide student with a legitimate scientific reason to
attend the scool. We will not provide invitation letters unless
you and your supervisor can convince us of this!
Also note that no invitation letter will be sent until we
have received your registration fee by bank transfer.
(For the same reason, registration-fee grants are not
available to those who need an invitation letter).
Instructions for supervisors
We ask you to provide a letter of reference for students who
register for the GLOBAN summer school. We will use your
information for three purposes:
- In the case that we need to limit the number of participants,
recommendations will help us decide whom to accept.
Please explain why this student is likely to
benefit from participating in the school.
- For students who apply for grants, we need information about
their local funding situation and why a grant is needed.
We expect to be able to give some kind of grant to many
applicants, but of course we need to be reasonably sure that
the money is well spent. If more than one type of grant
is applied for, we'll need specific arguments for the
- For students who need a visa invitation letter, we need to
establish their status as actual serious students.
Please beware that we of course need to convince ourselves that you
(the supervisor) is real, too. If we cannot establish your reputation
easily (say, by a publication search, or in the faculty directory of a
well-known institution), it might be wise to let a more senior faculty
member write the recommendation, even if he/she is not the formal PhD
supervisor of the student. (Naturally, we expect such a situation to
be explained in the letter).
We expect the recommendation letter to be a single page on university
letterhead and to include a signature. You can send
it either by fax to +45 45 93 00 74 (att: Hanne Riis Nielson), as a
PDF file emailed to email@example.com, or as paper mail to
Hanne Riis Nielson
Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modelling
Richard Petersens Plads
DTU, building 321
In the latter case, please allow sufficient time for your letter to
reach us before 1 May.