We are pleased to offer scholarships https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IbMoNcA6z31a8hvqjSdfQRIQ92wo-HxXvA5uk0UilnQ/viewform for the 2016 Galaxy Community Conference http://gcc2016.iu.edu/, being held in Bloomington, Indiana, United States, June 25-29. Scholarships are available to students and post-docs in historically under-represented groups, and to those from or based in Low and Lower-Middle Income Economies, as defined by the World Bank http://bit.ly/1nO82wD. If this describes you or one of your students then we hope to receive an application.
*Scholarships cover registration http://gcc2016.iu.edu/registration and lodging http://gcc2016.iu.edu/location during the GCC Meeting, and for any Training or Hackathon events the applicant chooses to attend.* Scholarships do not cover travel or other expenses.
Applicants are required to
• Submit a poster and/or demo abstract http://bit.ly/gcc2016abssub. Or, • Submit a 200-250 word essay on how attending GCC2016 will benefit your research and career. *Poster/demo abstracts are strongly preferred.* The essay option should only be used by those who are starting their research careers. 2.
Have a faculty member / PI send a letter of recommendation to email@example.com no later than May 10 or March 27 (depending on your deadline). 3.
Submit an application form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IbMoNcA6z31a8hvqjSdfQRIQ92wo-HxXvA5uk0UilnQ/viewform . 4. Have sufficient funds to cover your own travel and other expenses
If you are submitting a poster or demo, please do so *before* submitting an application https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IbMoNcA6z31a8hvqjSdfQRIQ92wo-HxXvA5uk0UilnQ/viewform. You also need to identify and ask a faculty member to write a letter of recommendation prior to applying.
*The application deadline is May 1 for members of historically underrepresented groups and March 20 for those from Low and Lower-Middle Income Economies*. Applicants will be notified of their scholarship status no later than two weeks after the deadline.
Dave Clements on behalf of the Galaxy Community Fund Board