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BCN Funding for courses and conferences

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Costs for internal courses

Courses of the BCN PhD Training Program and GSMS courses are available free of charge for all BCN PhD students.

Costs for external courses

  • There is a budget for courses outside the GSMS of € 600 per calendar year for BCN PhD students, with the exception of GSS* students, who will maximally receive € 540,- per calendar year.
  • Courses include: External scientific (master level or higher) courses, workshops, summer and winter schools, master classes, career development courses. Language courses are excluded.
  • BCN/GSMS generally covers the costs for participation in the course, travel and accommodation. The following costs will not be reimbursed by BCN: books, food and drinks (with the exception of breakfast and conference diners).
  • Requests should be made (beforehand if you want to be sure that there is still budget or that the course will be reimbursed) by filling in the application form “Financial support for external courses”, and sending it to the BCN office, by regular mail (envelop). Don't forget to add all the information needed, as far as possible the original receipts, and the overview of the costs. Please highlight the amount in the additional information.

Conference travel costs

BCN PhD students can apply for financial support for visiting conferences, but the maximal costs that will be reimbursed are dependent upon the faculty they belong to.

  • BCN PhD students within the UMCG will receive 600 max per calendar year for international conferences.
  • BCN PhD students within the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Philosophy and Faculty of Social Sciences will receive € 750 max per calendar year, with a max of € 1500 during the entire project in case of a 4-years project.
  • BCN PhD students within the GSS* will receive € 675 max per calendar year, with a max of € 1350 during the entire project in case of a 4-years project.
  • Congresses include: Congress visits, meetings, conferences, symposia and seminars. BCN will reimburse participation costs for the congress, travel and accommodation. The following costs will not be reimbursed by BCN: books, food and drinks (with the exception of breakfast and conference diners), printing costs for posters.
  • Only active participation in an international conferences is financially supported, so you should give a presentation or present a poster.
  • Requests should be made (beforehand if you want to be sure that there is still budget) by filling in the application form “Financial support for conferences”, and sending it to the BCN office by regular mail (envelop). Don't forget to add all the information needed, as far as possible the original receipts, and the overview of the costs. Please highlight the amount in the additional information.

*BCN PhD students from the Graduate School of Science (GSS)

There is an agreement made in 2012 between the Graduate School Medical Sciences (GSMS), Research School BCN and Graduate School of Science and Engieeering (GSS) concerning funding for courses and conferences. PhD students from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences that register as a BCN member should pay 250 euro per year out of the GSS budget to GSMS.

Last modified:27 September 2018 3.44 p.m.