12th International NCCR Climate Summer School
"From Climate Reconstructions to Climate Predictions"
1 – 6 September 2013, Grindelwald, Switzerland
Application Guidelines (FAQ)
Grants and participation fee
Participation in the NCCR Climate Summer School is liable to the registration fee (1200 CHF). The registration fee includes half board accommodation, excursion and teaching material. Travel to and from Grindelwald are not included in the registration fee.
Special regulations apply for members of the NCCR Climate (please refer to this list), for members of the Oeschger Centre, University of Bern, and for members of the C2SM, ETH Zurich: Participation in the NCCR Climate Summer School is free of charge, and travel expenses are reimbursed through the research project or group the participant is affiliated to. If the number of applications from NCCR Climate, OCCR and C2SM exceeds the number of available places, the students are selected based on the following criteria: (1) Relevance of the students's research focus with respect to the topic of the Summer School. (2) Academic age and total number of participations in the NCCR Climate Summer Schools (typically, students can participate three times during their PhD and Postdoctoral studies).
Eligible for participation in the NCCR Climate Summer Schools are young researchers, i.e. persons being in a Ph.D. programme or doing a postdoc typically in their first, second or third year. Not eligible are Master students, senior postdocs, researchers holding a permanent research position and persons from outside academia. Participation as e hearer in the NCCR Climate Summer School (i.e. without presenting a poster) is not possible.
Usually we have significantly more applications than places in the NCCR Climate Summer School. Please understand that, for this reason, some applicants must be rejected, even if they have their own funding. The competitive selection of participants is based on their CV, publication record, and research topic related to the Summer School themes.
Visa and invitation letters
Once an applicant is selected for participation and has paid the registration fee, a personal invitation letter can be issued on request (please contact Monika Wälti). It is in the participant's responsibility to organise a visa for Switzerland.
Certificate of Participation
All participants get a certificate of participation at the end of the Summer School. A total of 3 ECTS credits are given for the NCCR Climate Summer School.