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* Application for a Gentner-Symposium

Mode of Application

Please send proposals in English only (in hard copy and by e-mail) and refer to the following points:

· Title, content, and subject area of the symposium
· Specific topics to be addressed during the symposium
· Names and affiliations of the organizer and co-organizer
· Co-operating institutions
· Course of the programme (incl. preliminary schedule)
· Expected participants and lecturers (names and institutions), please state that the attendees have already confirmed their participation.
· Future impact of the symposium for the corresponding field of research
· Budget plan (if the costs exceed EUR 30.000,-- please indicate the source(s) for the additional funds) - see below
· Conference venue and date

Please note that your proposal for a Gentner Symposium should not involve similar/identical topics or the same group of people as previous ones (www.minerva.mpg.de/gentner/list.html).

Because selection is competitive it is recommended to submit a detailed proposal (average: 4-6 pages).

The deadline for submitting applications for Gentner Symposia to be held in 2018 is 8 July 2016.

Please address your proposal to:

Minerva Stiftung, Ms. Sieglinde Reichardt
Hofgartenstr. 8, 80539 München

Tel. +49-(0)89-2108-1242, Fax: +49-(0)89-2108-1222

Eligible Expenditures

On principle, only costs for the scientific part of the event can be taken into account. A subsequent increase of the lump sum following the grant is not possible.

The grant may be used for
· rent for accommodation
· costs for board and lodging
· travel allowances
· costs for supplement programs
· printed matter and office supplies
· postage and phone costs
· other material costs

Non-eligible Costs

The following items can, on principle, not be discounted at the expense of the project funds:
· personal salary of the project heads
· expenses for administrative duties
· emoluments
· costs for printing reports on congresses and seminars
· expenses for construction and installation measures
· operational and maintenance costs (e.g. electricity, gas, water, cooling agents), maintenance contracts
· contributions for property insurance, expenditures for letters of safe conduct
· expenses for the use of an institute's own service facilities (such as computing centers or other - also scientific - services) on the basis of an internal performance settlement
· expenses for apparatus which must be considered as up-to-date initial equipment (for the respective field)
· expenses for the supplementation or repair of apparatus which is not the property of the Minerva Foundation Ltd.
· turnover tax insofar as it can be deducted as input tax

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