We anticipate the availability of limited financial support from the U.S. National Science Foundation for graduate students in Ph.D. programs in U.S. universities to participate in the symposium.

Applications should

  • be submitted as a single PDF document and should not exceed two pages.
  • include
    • the applicant’s name;
    • his/her undergraduate institution, major, and year of graduation; and
    • the university and department they are enrolled in.
  • provide short statements of
    • the applicant’s research interests and
    • the relevance of the symposium to those interests.

There is a particular interest in attracting underrepresented and minority students from universities where support for graduate student participation in conferences is not readily available; applicants are encouraged to let us know if these criteria apply to them.


Applications must be submitted no later than June 10, 2017 by email to
application@picasso-project.eu and will be reviewed promptly.