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How to apply for ESSAI/ACAI Travel Grants

Information about grants for ESSAI/ACAI

The purpose of the Travel Grant is to support applicants who have limited or no access to other funding for supporting their travel. Applicants must be members of a EurAI member society. The grant can only be used to support your attendance at ESSAI/ACAI. By accepting the grant, you are confirming that you will participate in the Summer School and that your total expenses (including travel, accommodation and registration fee) equal or exceed the value of the grant.

The next ESSAI/ACAI Summer School for which you can apply for a Travel Grant is ESSAI/ACAI 2024. The amount of the travel grant awarded to each student will be at most 450 euros. Applicants who have already been awarded a TAILOR travel grant are not eligible.

Application Process

Applications for the Travel Grant should be submitted as a single zip file containing the following documents in PDF format:

  • A brief statement from the applicant (up to 500 words) outlining how they have contributed to the field of AI and how they will benefit from attending the event.
  • A detailed CV including a list of publications.
  • If the applicant is a student, a signed letter from the applicant's supervisor certifying their status (e.g., PhD student) and why the support of EurAI is needed (e.g., there are no such grants available to the student). If the applicant is not a student, a signed letter explaining why the support of EurAI is needed.
  • Proof of membership in a EurAI member society.

Applicants for travel grants to ESSAI/ACAI 2024 should send their applications to Magdalena Ortiz.

The deadline for applications for the ESSAI/ACAI 2024 Travel Grants is May 23rd, 2024. Notifications will be sent out by May 29th, 2024.

Selection criteria

In the likely case that the total amount requested exceeds the available budget, applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • The extent to which attendance at ESSAI/ACAI will impact the applicant's research career.
  • The career stage of the applicant, where students will be given priority over postdoctoral researchers and faculty.
  • The extent to which other funding is available to the applicant.

Payment of the grant

In the case of a successful application, proof of participation in the event will need to be provided. As a result, the Travel Grant will only be paid after ESSAI/ACAI 2024 has taken place.

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