Bursaries and Posters available from the RSC for “From Big Data to Chemical Information” Meeting

[24 Feb 2015] The RSC Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group (CICAG) is running a scientific meeting on Wednesday 22nd April 2015 entitled "From Big Data to Chemical Information", in partnership with the EPSRC Dial-a-Molecule Grand Challenge Network. Details of the meeting, including the full programme and booking form, can be found here: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/16591/from-big-data-to-chemical-information.

CICAG has a few bursaries available for undergraduate and postgraduate students and Dial-a-Molecule also has a few bursaries available for early-career researchers. Anyone interested should submit a paragraph with information about their background (first degree, other relevant qualifications, and for postgraduate students and early-career researchers their research interests), and why attending the meeting would be useful for them.

Successful applicants get the meeting registration fees and reasonable travel expenses within the UK (e.g. 2nd class train fare – ideally with student/young person's rail card, underground fare) paid. Lunch is provided at the meeting.

The deadline for applications for bursaries is Thursday 12th March, and they should be sent to Dr Helen Cooke: http://www.rsc.org/Membership/Networking/InterestGroups/CICAG/committee.asp. Do NOT apply to UKeiG.

There is also the opportunity for posters to be presented at the meeting. If this is of interest to successful bursary applicants, there would be no cost associated with this. Whether or not a poster is submitted, and/or the poster is accepted, will not influence decisions around awarding bursaries. Here are the requirements around posters:

* Posters should be aligned with one or more of the meeting themes, and have an informative, scientific focus (not advertising). The themes are: Managing large data sets; Differentiating between relevant and irrelevant data; The importance of data quality and integrity; Contextualisation and classification of data; The role of data standards and metadata; Data integration

* Spaces for posters are limited, and we therefore require a short abstract outlining the proposed content by Friday 13th March. Please send this to Dr Helen Cooke (http://www.rsc.org/Membership/Networking/InterestGroups/CICAG/committee.asp). Decisions will be made about whether your poster has been accepted by Friday 20th March.

* There will be no cost associated with booking the space for the poster, but anyone other than students in receipt of a bursary planning to be at the meeting to accompany their posters must register and pay the meeting attendance fee before the deadline of Monday 6th April.