ESSLLI 2019 Grants

Student Grants

The ESSLLI 2019 Organizing Committee is proud to announce a limited number of grants that might cover:

  • Participation Fee Waivers,
  • Student Accommodation,
  • Travel Costs.

The grants will be awarded to highly motivated and talented Master students or PhD students. Please note that grants might include not full, but also partial support for travel and/or accommodation.

Preference will be given to: students who actively participate in the Student Session; students without alternative financial support for the participation; outstanding and highly motivated students. Please understand that we cannot guarantee grants to all students presenting a paper at the Student Session.

Applications should be submitted through Registration Form for Grant Applicants

Each application should contain:

  • ESSLLI 2019 Grant Application Form
    (to be printed and signed by the applicant and an endorsing faculty member who is well acquainted with the applicant, e.g. a thesis supervisor),
  • Proof of valid student status,
  • Motivation letter, including an explanation of financial need if applicable (maximum 2 pages),
  • CV (maximum 2 pages).

The above documents must be combined into a single pdf file (Please provide as a title your student level: BA/MA/PhD/Other; and as keywords your grant type(s): fee waiver, accommodation, travel. You can list one or more grant types.).

  • Deadline for application: April 21, 2019   May 5, 2019
  • Notification: May 12, 2019   May 19, 2019

Students who have applied for an ESSLLI 2019 grant will be notified via e-mail until May 12, 2019 about the outcome of their application. Students who are awarded a grant might be asked to provide some help in the organization during their participation to ESSLLI 2019.

ASL – Association for Symbolic Logic

The formal terms of ASL Sponsorship for this event are as follows: student ASL members may apply for (limited) ASL travel funds that we are making available for sponsored meetings (see here). 

The requirement is strict that students must be members of the ASL in order to apply, and that applications must be received three months prior to the start of the meeting. 

Shannon Miller, the ASL administrator, is a good source of information and answers; she can be reached at



Springer is happy to continue the sponsorship of the following prizes: Best Paper in the Student Session and Best Poster in the Student Session. Each prize consists of EUR 500 in Springer books, which the winner may select from our catalogue.


EACL – Association for Computational Linguistics European Chapter

Details of grants pending.


European Mathematical Society

Grants pending.

W. Beth Dissertation Prize, 2019: call for nominations

Since 2002, the Association for Logic, Language, and Information (FoLLI) has been awarding the annual E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding Ph.D. dissertations in Logic, Language, and Information, with financial support of the E.W. Beth Foundation. Nominations are now invited for the best dissertation in these areas resulting in a Ph.D. degree conferred in 2018.

The deadline for nominations is the 15th of April 2019.


  • A dissertation is eligible for the Beth dissertation prize 2019, if the Ph.D. degree has been conferred in Logic, Language, or Information between January 1st and December 31st, 2018.
  • There are no restrictions on the nationality, ethnicity, age, gender or employment status of the author of the nominated dissertation, nor on the university, academic department or scientific institution formally conferring the Ph.D. degree, nor on the language in which the dissertation has originally been written.
  • In accordance with the aim of the Beth Foundation to continue and extend the work of the Dutch logician Evert Willem Beth, nominations are invited of excellent dissertations on current topics in philosophical and mathematical logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, history of logic, history of the philosophy of science and scientific philosophy in general, as well as the current theoretical and foundational developments in information and computation, language and cognition. Dissertations with results more broadly impacting various research areas in their interdisciplinary investigations are especially solicited.
  • If a nominated dissertation has originally been written in a language other than English, its dossier should still contain the required 10 page English abstract, see below. If the committee decides that a nominated dissertation in a language other than English requires translation to English for proper evaluation, the committee can transfer its nomination to the competition in 2020. The English translation must in such cases be submitted before the deadline of the call for nominations in 2020. The committee may recommend the Beth Foundation to consider supporting such nominated dissertations for English translation, upon request by the author of the dissertation.

    The prize consists of:

  • a certificate
  • a donation of 3000 euros, provided by the E.W. Beth Foundation
  • an invitation to submit the dissertation, possibly after revision, for publication in FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information (Springer).
    Nomination Dossier

    Only digital submissions are accepted, without exception. The following documents are to be submitted in the nomination dossier:

  • The original dissertation in pdf format (ps/doc/rtf etc. not acceptable).
  • A ten-page English abstract of the dissertation, presenting the main results of each chapter.
  • A letter of nomination from the dissertation supervisor, which concisely describes the scope and
    significance of the dissertation, stating when the degree was officially conferred and the members of the Ph.D. committee. Nominations should contain the address, phone and email details of the nominator.
  • Two additional letters of support, including at least one from a referee not affiliated with the academic institution that awarded the Ph.D. degree, nor otherwise related to the nominee (e.g. former teachers, supervisors, co-authors, publishers or relatives) or the dissertation.
  • Self-nominations are not possible.
    All pdf documents must be submitted electronically, as one zip file, to EasyChair. Hard copy submissions are not allowed, without exception. In case of any problems with the submission one should contact the secretary of the committee Natasha Alechina (

    The prize will be awarded by the chair of the FoLLI board at a ceremony during the 31st ESSLLI summer school in Riga, University of Latvia, August 5-16, 2019.


Latvia-based natural language technology company TILDE is proud to announce 6 grants for students from Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.


Further Grants

Information about grants sponsored by Companies and Associations will be posted here. We will update the information as new sponsorships are confirmed.