We are writing to announce the program Evolution of Drug Resistance to be held at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, during the period July 21 – September 19, 2014, and to alert you that applications are now being accepted. We also encourage you to inform others who you think might be interested in applying.
A summary and the latest information about the program can be found online at: http://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/activities/dbdetails?acro=superbugs14. Note the Application Deadline is September 30, 2013.
KITP programs differ from many conferences and workshops in that they create a situation where scientists learn from each other and actually do substantive research, often collaborating with other participants. To foster these interactions, KITP strongly encourages theorists to stay for as long as possible, with three weeks being the minimum stay for a regular participant. We understand, however, that bench scientists with laboratory responsibilities often cannot manage long visits but can have a big impact even in a week, so we can be more flexible for them.
Some level of financial support will be available, the amount depending on the needs of the participants and availability of funds. Supplementary funds are available to help support families wishing to make extended visits. To apply, go to the aforementioned web page, and click on the Apply link. Late applications will be considered as budget and space permits. Due to space and financial constraints, however, we may not be able to accommodate everyone who applies.
KITP provides office and computing facilities on-site at UC Santa Barbara and also provides help finding living accommodations. It is necessary for every prospective participant to set up an account and apply online, even if we have already corresponded with you about the program. Actual commitments of office space and financial support can be made only by written formal invitations from the KITP Director, Lars Bildsten, regardless of any communications you may have had with us.
If you think you might like to participate, it will help us with our planning if you could apply early, including your proposed length of stay and any financial requirements. If you have any questions, please contact one of the coordinators.