Guidelines for a NLTG Workshop Outline
The interdisciplinary workshop is an essential part of a NIAS-Lorentz Theme-Group. NLTG applicants whose pre-proposal is considered promising are asked to write an outline of a NLTG workshop (2-3 pages) as part of the Final NLTG Application. This is submitted together with the rest of the application documents.
For further information about the procedure, contact Petry Kievit, tel. +31(0)20 2246704.
For information about the Lorentz Center and the workshop, contact, Henriette Jensenius, tel. +31(0) 5275580
SCIENTIFIC OUTLINE (1 page)
1. A concise and clearly motivated scientific case that explains what progress can be made and how different fields will be involved. Be specific about the scientific/technical challenges, possible targets or outcomes, and/or the issues which will be discussed.
2. To ensure that the goals and motivation are explicitly and concisely stated, you should include a sentence beginning with: “This workshop will be considered a success if ...”
3. Explain how the topic connects to the Dutch research community and what the advantages are of organizing this workshop in the Netherlands.
4. The NLTG applicant is responsible for the scientific aspects of the workshop and is the main contact for the Lorentz Center staff in organizational matters. However, it is normally useful to have one or more co-organizers. The choice of co-organizers underlines and supports the interdisciplinary nature of the workshop.
PROGRAMME (0.5 page)
5. Please provide a tentative workshop program. Most workshops last for one week (5 days).
6. We advise no more than 4-5 hours of lectures per day, e.g. two talks in the morning and one or two shorter ones in the afternoon with room for discussion in-between. Long coffee breaks, poster sessions and other informal sessions are encouraged.
PARTICIPANTS (0.5 page)
7. Workshops may be held at one of the two Lorentz Center venues; with maximum capacity of 25 or 55 participants, to suit different types of goals and topics.
8. Please give an estimate of the expected number of participants and include a preliminary list of key participants, including affiliation and expertise to illustrate the international and interdisciplinary nature of your workshop.
9. It is important that the majority of participants participate for the whole workshop period.
10. The NIAS-Lorentz program strives to increase the participation of underrepresented groups. Consider inviting excellent female researchers and other disciplines when planning your interdisciplinary workshop.
11. Provide an estimate of the ratio of junior and senior participants. You are strongly encouraged to invite young promising researchers and encourage active participation for instance through poster sessions, "flash" talk sessions, or by assigning junior participants as "scribes" at sessions.
A large part of workshop costs are covered by the NIAS-Lorentz Program, so supplementary funds are normally not important.
The winning NLTG coordinator will be contacted by the Lorentz Center to set a date for the NLTG workshop and to give advice on working out a detailed NLTG workshop plan, which should include confirmation of participation by key participants and a balanced budget. This detailed NLTG workshop plan will be reviewed by the Lorentz Center advisory board(s) in the relevant field(s) as well as the NIAS-Lorentz Advisory board.