Workshop funding

2015 CALL

Call for Psi-k workshop proposals for 2015
Earlier this year we solicited proposals for workshops, small conferences, hands-on tutorials, and summer schools in the field of electronic structure theory and calculations to be held in 2015 that could be partially funded by the Psi-k network. The deadline for such proposals was Friday 17 October 2014 and has therefore now passed; the list of funded workshops may be found here. The next call will be made in summer 2015.

Submission of Psi-k proposals
There are two funding channels, the Psi-k Charity  and the ESF Research Networking Programme Advanced Concepts on Ab initio Simulations of Materials (Psi-k2). Decisions about funding and the source of the approved sum will be made jointly by the ESF Steering Committee and the board of the Psi-k charity. For simplicity we ask you to submit  your proposal only  to the ESF Programme and not to the Psi-k charity. To do this click here (you may click ‘Cancel’ if it asks you for a password).

Please read carefully the Guidelines for Science Meetings Organizers and use the online Science Meeting Form to upload your proposal.

Collaboration with CECAM
As in past years, we encourage joint CECAM/ Psi-k Workshops as well as CECAM/Psi-k Tutorials for electronic structure methods and applications. The collaboration with CECAM and its nodes is working very well and has effectively increased our funding substantially.

Psi-k funding policy and overlap between workshops
Many funded workshop proposals concentrate on the fields of the Psi-k working groups which represent the core of  Psi-k activities. Each working group has a coordination committee of experienced scientists in the field, headed by a spokesperson. The committees should plan and coordinate the activities for the next two years. Here we explicitly ask the spokespersons and the coordination committees to guide their activities rigorously in order to avoid excessive overlap of submitted proposals.

The working groups of Psi-k, the spokespersons and the coordination committee members are listed on this website here. If you wish to organize a workshop in the field of one of the working groups, please contact the spokesperson and committee members.  Training activities and interdisciplinary workshop activities such as industry workshops  will not be affected by this restriction.

Psi-k conference in San Sebastián, Spain
The next general Psi-k conference will be held in San Sebastián, Spain from September 6-10, 2015. Following the decision of the steering committee, the Psi-k network will not fund any events in the time period from two months before to one month after this conference.  Should there be any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving many interesting applications in the vibrant area covered by the Psi-k community.


Financial Support from the Psi-k Charity
If the funding for your event is provided by the Psi-k Charity you will receive 80% of your allocated financial support before the workshop takes place and the remaining 20% after the event.

The invoice for the initial 80% of your funding can be sent at any time before the start of your event. In order to claim the 80% payment you will need to send an invoice to:

SciTech Daresbury

Electronic copies of invoices are acceptable and can be emailed to Damian Jones.

After the workshop has taken place you will need to submit the following information:

  1. A report for the Psi-k front page magazine (Instructions for posting to the front page magazine can be found here). This should include a short report, the programme, the abstracts of the presented papers, and the list of participants. You may optionally include photographs of the event. An example of what is required can be seen here.
  2. A completed finance report (templates for Excel, Word, and PDF) which should be emailed to Damian Jones.

Only upon completion of these reports will the remaining 20% of the funds be released. Once your reports have been approved you will then need to send another invoice to the address above, or by email to Damain Jones.

Questions about workshop funding from the Psi-k Charity should be addressed to Damian Jones.

Financial Support from the ESF – Psi-k2 Grant
If the funding for your event is provided by the ESF Psi-k2 Grant you should contact the grant co-ordinator – [email protected] – for information about how to claim your funding and reporting requirements.

Psi-k Logo for Advertising

Please feel free to download a copy of the Psi-k logo to include on workshop advertising, conference material or web sites.
[Logo designed by Michiel van Setten, UC Louvain]


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