Travel Grants for Journalists to cover the 2015 Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Germany (Fully Funded)

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Application Deadline: June 30 2015

  • Travel grants available to meet the world’s brightest mathematicians and computer scientists in Heidelberg! Foundation awards
  • 15 travel grants to journalists for the 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF)

When: August 23 to 28, 2015,

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) annually organizes the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), which is a networking event for mathematicians and computer scientists from all over the world.
Travel grants available to meet the world’s brightest mathematicians and computer scientists in Heidelberg! Foundation awards 15 travel grants to journalists for the 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF)For the third time, recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the Fields Medal, the Nevanlinna Prize
and the Abel Prize gather in Heidelberg to meet with 200 young researchers from all over the world.For one week, the laureates of mathematics and computer science will exchange with young researchers through lectures and workshops, plus a “hot topic” session discussing the socio-ethical challenges of Big Data.The immense success of the past Forums pushes forward and the organizers once again provide the opportunity for journalists to come to Heidelberg and converse with the preeminent scientists of mathematics and computer science.

The 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place from August 23 to 28, 2015, with the dates alternating each year between August and September. The HLF was initiated by the German
foundation Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), which promotes natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). The Forum is organized by the HLFF along with the KTS and HITS.
Application:
  • The prestigious HLF offers a select group of young researchers in mathematics and computer science the extraordinary chance to meet the preeminent scientists of their field for one week of cross-generational, scientific dialogue.

Travel Grant:

  • The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation offers 15 travel grants of up to 3,000 euros to enable journalists to report on this unique gathering of the pinnacle in computer science and mathematics. Grants cover the travel costs as well as board and accommodation during the stay in Heidelberg.

How to Apply:

  • Until June 30, 2015, journalists from all over the world are invited to apply, irrespective of their media affiliation (print,  TV, online, radio).
  • The applications must include the following: a short CV, three samples of work ( indicating respective medium), a synopsis of publications to date ( indicating respective medium), planned contributions regarding the HLF as well as a preliminary travel itinerary including estimated costs.
  • Applications must be sent to: [email protected]

 

If journalists wish to register for the HLF without a travel grant they can do so at:

Apply without a Travel GrantFor More Information:Visit the Official Webpage of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum

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