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Funding is available for 30 graduate students or postdoctoral researchers to attend the institute, consisting of $1000 for  international travel plus $120 per-diem allowance capped at $1200.  Use this form to submit your application to be considered for funding.  The selections will be made by a committee of organizers, based on the criterion of achieving maximum impact for the institute.


You must be a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher at an institution of higher learning in the US or any other country in the Americas.  Full-time staff researchers or faculty are not eligible for funding (but are welcome to attend self-funded). Local participants from Chile are not considered for travel grants; some local support is available for students from Chile, for which you must contact the local organizers.

You must have command of the English language; courses will be in English.  Some programming experience is necessary to take advantage of this institute; knowledge of the C-language is desirable.

We are committed to broadening the participation of women and minorities, and will give relative priorities to applicants from these under-represented groups.

Deadline for applications:  October 1st, 2010.

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