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TUG 2006 Bursaries

Guidelines and Deadlines


We request that applicants provide the following information, to the best of their ability:

Financial Need

Academic Merit

Bursary History

In addition, applicants should ensure that their applications are sufficiently detailed so as to enable the Committee to make an informed decision without seeking further information from the applicant.

[1] This information will not be used in assessing the merit of the application, nor will it be used in determining the amount that would be awarded. It will be used only after all applications have been considered, in order to ensure that the amount the Committee is prepared to award is sufficient to meet the applicant's needs. If the amount an applicant states is the minimum bursary that would allow him or her to attend the conference is greater than the amount the Committee is prepared to award, then no award will be made, since to do otherwise would be of benefit neither to the applicant nor to other potential recipients.

Deadlines and Decisions

Applications must be submitted using electronic mail and received no later than Friday, June 9, 2006. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

All bona fide applications will be acknowledged by electronic mail; the Committee reserves the right not to acknowledge the receipt of any application that is, in its opinion, frivolous or purely for financial gain.

Applicants will be advised of the success or failure of their applications by electronic mail, which will be sent no later than Friday, June 30, 2006.

The decision of the Committee is final; the Committee will not enter into further correspondence with unsuccessful applicants.


All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence, and the identity of applicants will be known only to members of the Committee. If it would be necessary to disclose the identity of an applicant to any person or anyone outside of the Committee (to permit, for example, the direct payment of conference fees), the explicit permission of the applicant will be sought before such disclosure is made.

Accountability and Openness

The details of individual bursaries will remain solely the knowledge of the Committee and of the successful applicants; the Committee will submit a summary of all applications and bursaries to the TUG Board, who may in turn elect to relay this summary information to bursary donors, TeX user groups, or other interested parties. The summary may also be posted on the TUG web site.

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