Application and timeline
— Applicants should fill the “Registration form” linked from this page. In parallel, the PhD supervisor will be contacted and asked to fill a reference form on the applicant. The deadline is November 5, 2017.
— All applicants will be informed a few weeks after. The accepted ones will also receive information about lodging and financial support (see below), as well as an invitation letter (e.g. for visa purposes, if needed).
— The courses begin on Monday January 8 2018 in the late morning. Students are expected to arrive in Florence on the previous weekend or early monday morning. The school will end on Friday January 26 in the afternoon / evening.
— All the students are required to attend all the lectures for all the three weeks. Attending only one or two weeks, or a selection of the courses, is strongly discouraged and disqualifies from receiving the certificate of attendance, lodging and support. There will be a signature sheet to be filled daily.
— Most (if not all) students will be provided with a desk in shared offices at GGI, as well as standard facilities (wifi, printers, journal access…).
— Students will have the possibility to take exams for the courses, if requested by their doctoral school. Such students, if accepted, are invited to contact the organizers before the school. The precise format for the exams will be determined later on.
— Lunches during the weekdays are provided on the GGI premises for students and lecturers, at no cost. A menu with different choices will be available at the beginning of each week. All the dinners and the lunches during the weekends are instead at the charge of the participants. Restaurants in Florence range from very cheap (5 euros for a basic snack) to very expensive ones. An average of 20-25 euros for a good meal is a reasonable assumption. Some of the accommodation options (see below) provide a shared kitchen.
— The school offers a limited number of beds in shared rooms in nearby hotels or apartment complexes. If you are interested in this, please mark “Yes” at the relevant question in the application form.
— The cost of this accommodation solution is about 400 euros per student, for the whole 3 week period.
— The school can directly cover the cost of the accommodation mentioned above for a limited number of selected applicants.
— Alternatively, the school might offer a mini-grant of about 400 euros to another limited set of applicants. This is possible thanks to the support of the COST Action “Fundamental Interactions”, whose help is gratefully acknowledged. Extra funding is available this year to support participants from a number of target countries (Inclusiveness Target Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, FYR Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey).
— If you want to apply for any of the two form of support above, please mark “Yes” at the relevant question in the application form.
— The school is free, there is no registration fee.
— The school will not reimburse students for their travel expenses from/to their home institutions, nor for the local transportation. The GGI can be reached on foot from downtown in about 25 minutes.