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The number of participants is limited to 40. Please check your eligibility below.

This is a summer school funded by EU. In order to be eligible to participate in SemStat2005 you have to fall into one of two categories Note: The reference deadline for application of the eligibility rules is 30 June 2005.

Group 1: Early-stage researchers

Group 2: Experienced researchers with up to 10 years experience

Early-stage researchers are defined as researchers in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research activity, including the period of research training. The reference period to qualify for an early stage training activity:
  • is counted from the diploma giving access to doctoral studies (the degree must entitle the holder to embark on doctoral studies, without having to acquire any further qualifications) in the country in which the diploma was obtained
  • covers the first 4 years of experience in research or the period until a doctoral degree is obtained, whichever is shorter.

Persons who have obtained a doctorate are ineligible for the early stage actions, independently of the time taken to acquire.

Experienced researchers are defined as researchers having at least 4 years of research experience (full-time equivalent) since gaining a university diploma giving them access to doctoral studies (the degree must entitle the holder to embark on doctoral studies, without having to acquire any further qualifications), in the country in which the degree/diploma was obtained or researchers already in possession of a doctoral degree, independently of the time taken to acquire it.


Note: Experienced researchers with more than 10 years of experience (Group 3) are not eligible for SemStat2005.

Furthermore, you need to be a national of one of the following states. Nationality is decisive, not affiliation.

EU-Member State EU-Candidate State EU-Associate State

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey.

Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland


Conference Fees & Grants:

There are NO conference fees and accommodation and most meal expenses are covered. SemStat2005 intends to provide grants which cover travel expenses up to a certain amount. The specific amounts depend on the final funding of the event (at the last SemStat 2004 we were able to cover all flight costs and train fares of participants).

Application Procedure

If you are eligible and would like to apply please follow the procedure outlined here. You need to provide an academic reference letter. It must be written by a senior academic and should either be sent in a sealed envelope (in step 3 below) or your referee can send it via email directly to clearly stating your last name in the subject line of the email.

  1. Fill out the online application form provided on this website. Besides contact details you are asked to provide an abstract (no more than 50 words) of your scientific contribution (this does not necessarily have to be on the theme of the conference). Indicate whether you prefer to do a poster presentation, a 15 minute talk or have no particular preference.
  2. After that send an email to containing your CV (including a list of publications). As subject line please say: CV <yourlastname>. Alternatively you can send it by ordinary surface mail to the address below.
  3. Send by ordinary surface mail a copy of your passport page clearly identifying you as an eligible national and, if applicable, the sealed academic reference letter. The address is:
SemStat2005 / att. Barbel Finkenstadt
Department of Statistics
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Great Britain


The deadline for applications will be 30 June 2005. Acceptance will be communicated to you as soon as possible after that so you can proceed to booking your flights as quickly as possible.