Proposals should contain the following:
- the applicants’ names, institutions and a 2-page CV for each
- the names of the local organizing committee members
- the proposed location of the conference (with a description of the venue)
- details of previous involvement of the organizers in ESERA events (particularly previous summer schools)
- a rationale (500-1000 words) indicating why the proposal should be chosen
Things to know
- The board is interested in locations accessible (both geographically and financially) to a large number of European Science Education PhD students.
- Countries where the Summer School has not previously been held are encouraged to apply.
- The principal organizers are expected to attend the Summer School in Chania, Crete in 2019 (June 4 – June 9, 2019).
- The Summer School is self-funded. Local foundation funding for the Summer School is helpful in reducing costs to students (perhaps 15,000€).
- The maximum that students should have to pay has ranged from 350€ to 400€ for lodging and food. Forty-nine students will be selected to attend.
- A venue at or near the organizer’s university facilities is preferred since it helps with planning and organization and saves money.
- The Summer School needs a lecture hall for 80 persons; seven group rooms with projection (nine persons in each room) and three or four workshop rooms (25 persons in each room).
- Meeting rooms and participant residences close to one another are highly desirable.
- At least 2/3rds of the residence rooms should be single rooms with some doubles for students who prefer to share and save money.
- WiFi needs to be widely available and strong enough for simultaneous use by many participants in all meeting rooms.
- A balance of male and female keynote speakers and staff (coaches and workshops) is needed and will be decided along with the ESERA Board.
- Poster space at the coffee break area for informal browsing is desired.
The period for selecting the ESERA Summer School 2020 organizers
- Announcement call September 2018
- Proposals due January 15, 2019
- Decision made at ESERA Board meeting in March 2019
- Two organizers of 2020 attend the 2019 Summer School in the Chania, Crete (June 4 – June 9, 2019)