Travel assistance applications to attend Desktop Summit 2011
The GNOME Foundation provides travel sponsorships to individuals who want to attend Desktop Summit and need financial assistance.
We are happy to announce the Travel Committee is ready to receive applications for sponsorships to attend Desktop Summit 2011. This year, The Desktop Summit is being held in Humboldt University, in Berlin, Germany, from Saturday 6th August, until Friday 12th August.
The instructions are detailed at http://live.gnome.org/Travel
Please read them carefully.
Deadline: May 31, 2011, 19:00 UTC. You can start sending in your applications now!
Some extra comments:
* Any information you send to the Travel Committee will be private.
* Asking for sponsorship *does not* guarantee you will get sponsored.
* A good application with good information will be processed fast.
* If you need help with accommodation, you should state in your application that you need lodging, and leave the cost blank. The organization has taken care of booking hostels in advance.
* Always choose the most economical option when possible. People who need travel sponsorship, should look for the best price (i.e. through a service like kayak.com). If the Travel Committee finds a cheaper price, that will be the price considered during the evaluation.
* If you need assistance with either accommodation or airfare, but not both, this year the Travel Committee will give higher priority to people requesting accommodation.
* If your country needs a VISA invitation letter and you are a GNOME contributor, please let the GNOME Travel committee know about it.
* If you are selected for the Google Summer of Code or the GNOME Outreach Program for Women (as student or mentor) you should mention it in your application.
* If your talk was selected for the Desktop Summit, you should mention it in your application.
* The Travel committee should reply back about receiving your application within 2-3 days. After that we would accumulate all the sponsorship requests and process them together. So please do not panic (have any butterflies in your stomach) if we take some time to reply on the status. Affirmative/Negative you would surely get a response.
* No personal emails to committee members. Please keep travel-committee Cc’ed on all your replies.
Feel free to ask questions on the travel-committee list. You can also find us in the #travel channel at irc.gnome.org
On Behalf of GNOME Travel Committee