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postdoc grants in Canada [deadline]

Posted in Kids, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , on January 28, 2016 by xi'an

Just a reminder about the incoming deadline of January 31 for the CANSSI/INCASS postdoctoral grants. Those are restricted to members of CANSSI member institutions, though:

For the 2016-2017 year, up to two CANSSI Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded to suitable statistical sciences candidates working in CANSSI member institutions. Candidates should have received their PhD after March 31, 2013, and must have fulfilled all PhD requirements by the time of taking up the award.

Sardinia on a shoestring

Posted in Kids, pictures, Travel, University life, Wines with tags , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2015 by xi'an

As I was putting together a proposal for a special ABC session at ISBA 2016 in Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, I received worried replies from would-be participants about the affordability of the meeting given their research funds! Since I had a similar worry with supporting myself and several of my PhD students, I looked around for low-cost alternatives and [already] booked a nearby villa in Santa Margherita di Pula for about 100€ per person for the whole week. Including bikes. Plus, several low-cost airlines like Easy Jet and Ryanair fly to Cagliari from European cities like Berlin, Paris, London, Geneva, and most Italian cities, for less than 100€ round-trip [with enough advanced planning] and if one really is on half a shoestring, there are regular buses connecting Cagliari to Santa Margherita di Pula for a few euros. This means in the end that supporting a PhD student or a postdoc within 5 years of a Ph.D. to attend ISBA 2016 from Europe can be budgeted at as low as a tight 500€ under limited funding resources, including the registration fees of 290€… So definitely affordable with long-term planning!flock of flamingoes taking off [because of my unsubtle approach], Palavas, June 15, 2012

funding grants from Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris

Posted in Kids, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , on October 4, 2013 by xi'an

I just got news that there are several grant programs offered by the Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris: the first two ones are for visiting professors and the last two ones are for postdocs and Master students from abroad. If you are interested by a postdoc in Paris-Dauphine or a Master in Statistics in my Master program, feel free to apply! Here they are (with different deadlines).

Chaire d’excellence
Les candidatures se font désormais en deux étapes.
Du mardi 1er octobre 2013 au jeudi 31 octobre 2013 à 23h59 : dépôt du pré-projet.
Du mardi 1er octobre 2013 au jeudi 12 décembre 2013 à 23h59 : candidature en ligne.
Pour toute information sur ce programme et sur les nouvelles modalités de candidature :
Pour candidater en ligne :
Chaire Junior
Du mardi 1er octobre 2013 au jeudi 12 décembre 2013 à 23h59.
Programme post-doctoral
Du mardi 1er octobre 2013 au dimanche 1er décembre 2013 à 23h59.
Pour toute information sur ce programme :
Pour candidater en ligne :
PGSM Internationnal
Du mardi 1er octobre 2013 au lundi 27 janvier 2014 à 23h59.

Begging to referee!

Posted in Statistics, University life with tags , , , on April 19, 2011 by xi'an

Before you rush sending me papers to referee, let me stress that this post title is ironical! I am not asking for more papers to referee! What happened to me over the weekend is that I had agreed to referee one ERC (ERC stands for European Research Council) proposal due today and that, when I tried to read the proposal and write my on-line report, I was denied access. What transpired is that I had not faxed a signed copy of my agreement to referee the proposal…. As if an email was not enough. So, in the end, as the deadline was getting near and I did not want to penalise the researcher(s), I had to waste the 15mn required to print, sign and fax the form. About as silly as the persistence of the written signature on paper copyrights!