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EUDAT CDI & PRACE Summer School Application & Evaluation Criteria

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Early-career and students applying to the joint EUDAT CDI/PRACE Summer School should satisfy the following criteria:

  • Currently engaged in Bachelor, Masters, PhD or Postdoc studies;
  • Fluent English;
  • Programming skills
  • A good knowledge of Python (intermediate/advanced)
  • Disciplines (any computational scientific discipline is welcome)
  • Basic Linux commands
  • Personal Laptop

Applicants should also explain the relevance of their work in reference to the EUDAT and PRACE activities, as expressed by the applicant in answer to the questions related to current and future benefits and follow-up activities. Applications will be evaluated by the EUDAT and PRACE team according to the following criteria:

  • Area of interest (as broad a coverage of data management as possible)
  • The candidate background and experience - 30%
  • Alignment of current research to EUDAT/PRACE vision (see below) - 35%
  • Impact of possible adoption of EUDAT/PRACE services within research field - 30%
  • Letter of Recommendation  - 5%
  • Geographical balance (to establish a good geographical representation in the selection)
  • Gender balance (to establish a good gender balance in the selection)

Each criterion will be given a score between 1 and 5 and the score will then be weighted according to the above percentages. In cases where applicants have equal scores, gender and geographical balance will be taken into account.


The call for applications is closed


Important Deadlines:

  • Call for applications deadline: 15 June 2019 - application deadline extended until 28 June 2019
  • Notification of successful applicants: 15 July 2019


Financial Contribution

A total of 25 attendees will be accepted.

Applicants have to cover the following costs:

  • Travel
  • Transports
  • Accommodation: accommodation costs includes breakfast (5 nights; check-in 22 September 2019/check-out 27 September 2019)
    • Adriatico Guesthouse:
      • Single/Double park view (couples only), 50/room
      • en-suite Single/Double sea view (relatives only), 70/room
      • en-suite Double, sea view, sharing [2people ] en-suite, 35/room
  • 3 dinners

Costs covered by the Summer School Organisers:

  • all coffee breaks and lunches for all days of the training course
  • 1 Reception light dinner (22 September 2019)
  • 1 Social dinner