Dates: July 8, 2013 through July 12, 2013
Location: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT ON THE EVENING OF WEDNESDAY MAY 22, 2013
Conference Details: More than half of the world’s population now lives in large urban areas and this number will increase in the years to come. The growth of the urban population and the dynamic nature of cities around the world give rise to an abundance of interesting research questions and challenges that are of particular interest for the future generation of researchers. Key issues for modern cities range from public health, logistics, safety, governance, migration, diversity and cultural dynamics to design and creativity. The conference will provide the opportunity for three outstanding undergraduates to showcase their research to an international audience of fellow students and staff.
Location Details: The Amsterdam metropolitan region offers an inspiring environment for bringing together a select group of bright young students to share their ideas, knowledge and perspectives on this wide range of challenging issues. Moreover, 2013 will be a special year for Amsterdam as several extraordinary celebrations are foreseen, including the opening of the renovated Rijksmuseum and the 400th anniversary of the Canal Ring. The UvA will look for ways of combining the URC 2013 with one or more festive occasions taking place in Amsterdam at the same time.
THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK WILL NOMINATE AND SPONSOR UP TO THREE STUDENTS TO TAKE PART – APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT ON THE EVENING OF WEDNESDAY MAY 22. SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO firstname.lastname@example.org FOR CONSIDERATION – PLEASE SUBMITT ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS AS ATTACHMENTS TO YOUR EMAIL OR AS LINKS WITHIN YOUR EMAIL.
Application materials required:
1. A 250 word abstract describing your research topic – must clearly indicate how it responds to the conference theme “Urban Challenges”
2. A resume ¬ please be sure to list all your research and research-related activities (including any presentations).
3. A brief summary of each of your current/previous research experiences, using this format for each experience listed:
[Dates of Participation] [Title of Project] [Name of Mentor or Supervisor]
[Description: in 200 words or fewer, explain the duration, degree, and significance of your involvement, including what responsibilities you had in the project, and what work was carried out collaboratively.]
4. Copies of any presentations or publications you have developed as a result of your research ¬ these may be submitted as attachments or (if the files are very large) as links to web-hosted documents.
5. Names and email address for two professors or research supervisors who know your work.
Specify whether you are interested in presenting orally or by poster.