No 8 – 13/05/2009

SGAA/SSAA News No 8 –  13/05/2009

1. Travel support SSAA – invitation to apply for grants

The SSAA (Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy) will have in
2009 some money from the sc|nat (CHF 8000.—) available for travel
grants. The SSAA now invites applicants to apply until June 1, 2009 to (Daniel Schaerer, Observatoire de Geneve). The
request should provide the date, place, and the reason for the travel,
as well as the cost to be covered by the SSAA. There are two types of
travel grants:

(a) international collaboration (CHF 3000.-)

Travel money for international collaboration is preferentially given for
travels to meetings where Swiss participation is considered to be
useful, for visits at other institutions (for research projects), and
observing runs. The person should be a SGAA member (a good reason to
join!) and an active researcher in astrophysics.

(b) support for young scientists (CHF 5000.-)

Travel money for young scientists is given preferentially to Ph.D.
students but also young Post-Docs, whereby the money may be used for
observing runs, visits to other institutions, conferences, research
schools etc. In the application it should be clarified in a few words
why this travel is important for the research project of the applicant.
Particularly encouraged to apply are young researchers who are in a
situation where it is not so easy to get the money from other


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