York - Zhejiang Summer School 
on Cognitive Communications

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

25 - 31 October 2010

How To Apply
Venue & Travel

Application Process

Places at the Summer School and bursaries will be awarded on a competitive basis.

The application requirements are as follows:

1. Short CV – highlighting any expertise in the area and publications.

2. Personal statement (200 words maximum) including:

  • Why you would like to attend the Summer School
  • The benefits the Summer School will be bring to your research and that of your research group
  • A synopsis of your research or research project

3. A letter of support from your organisation (e.g. Head of Department or supervisor) supporting your application, including a statement whether your attendance is conditional on you also being awarded a bursary, and a commitment that your organisation will cover the remaining (or all) costs in attending the Summer School.

Applications should be sent by email to:
Prof Honggang Zhang (honggangzhang@zju.edu.cn) – for applicants based in China.
Dr David Grace (apply@summerschool2010.org) – for all other applications.

The first round of successful applicants will be notified on: 31st August 2010
Applications after 1st October will be processed on a case-by-case basis

Selection Process

In assessing the applications the following criteria will be applied in order of priority:

  • Relevance of the Summer School to your research or research project
  • Potential or track record of the applicant, depending on level of experience
  • An indication that financial support will be forthcoming from your organisation to cover all, or remaining costs, if awarded a bursary

There will be a maximum of 100 places available in the Summer School. It is expected that places (and bursaries) will be awarded based on the geographical location of the applicants’ organisations, broken down as follows:

  • 50 places (15 RMB1000 bursaries) China
  • 30 places (15 £500 bursaries) UK
  • 20 places from other organisations from elsewhere in the world not included in the above.

An additional 3 £500 bursaries have been supplied by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) for applicants from WUN universities.

Update: Applicants from UK Institutions that are not members of WUN who apply after 20th August are now unlikely to receive a bursary. 

The Organisers reserve the right to adjust the breakdown of awards in the light of the applications received.


Dr. David Grace
Department of Electronics
University of York
Heslington, York, YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
Prof. Honggang Zhang
Department of Information Science & Electronic Engineering (ISEE)
Zhejiang University
Zheda Road 38, Hangzhou 310027
P. R. China


© University of York and Zhejiang University 2010