Funding for PhD student visit
I would like to advertize an opportunity for PhD students to go and visit other universities, in France or abroad. It is supported by the Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris. The only condition for being eligible is to be affiliated to a department which is member of the Fondation (which is the case for most of the Parisian universities). The selection is done by written application, which consists in the program of the project, and cover letters from the supervisor and the host researcher. The grant is great because it covers fees for transportation and accommodation for stays up to three months.
I benefited from it to go twice to Bocconi University in Milan. It is a good experience to spend some time abroad during the PhD and to work with different people. Last week there was two nice presentations here. One by Yee Whye Teh, from UCL, about Frangmentation-Coagulation Processes with applications to genetics, and one for the local PhD student seminar by Maria-Anna di Lucca about Autoregressive Dependent Dirichlet Processes. I shall also go and visit (pretty-soon-Doctor) Bernardo Nipoti in the nearby Università de Pavia this week.