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Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation Offers Travel Grants for Journalists

1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum, September 22-27, 2013

1. Purpose

This September a selection of the world’s best mathematicians and computer scientists will gather in Heidelberg. At the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) 200 selected young researchers will meet 38 winners of the Abel Prize, Fields Medal and Turing Award. 15 travel grants are available for journalists to report about this unique international event.

From September 22 until 27, 2013, the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place in Heidelberg (Germany). The prestigious event offers a selected group of young researchers the extraordinary opportunity to meet some of the recipients of the most prestigious prizes for mathematics (Fields Medal and Abel Prize) and computer science (Turing Award). Unlike regular scientific conferences, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum will provide both a platform for the scientific exchange and a sociable atmosphere that encourages casual interaction amongst the participants. Workshops, discussions and panels offer plenty of opportunity for the young researchers to debate on the highest scientific level with the laureates and with their peers. At the same time, the up and coming scientists can engage in inspiring and motivating conversations with the laureates during various social events.

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) offers 15 travel grants for journalists up to €3,000.00, depending on the travel costs. The grant will cover your travel to Heidelberg as well as your accommodation during the week of HLF.

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation was founded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS) for the purpose of organizing the Heidelberg Laureate Forum. The Forum has been initiated by the KTS and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). It is organized in collaboration with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM; Turing Award), the International Mathematical Union (IMU; Fields Medal) and the Norwegian Academy for Science and Letters (DNVA; Abel Prize).

2. Who can apply?

Journalists irrespective of their nationalities and of their media (print, TV, online, radio).

Media accreditation will be required.

3. Information

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4. Application

To apply for a travel grant, please fill in the form below and send it to
by July 8, 2013. Please attach a scanned copy of your press card and, if already available, your travel itinerary including estimated costs.

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