Friday, May 8, 2009


The Trends in Nanotechnology conference (TNT 2009) will be held in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) on September 7-11 2009.

TNT aims to present a broad range of top research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology worldwide as well as related policies (European Commission, etc.) and initiatives (iNANO, IEEE, GDR-E, FinNano, etc.). TNT events have shown that they are particularly instrumental to disseminate information and establishing contacts among researchers in this field. Graduate students attending TNT have the chance to learn the importance of interdisciplinary skills, thereby becoming more effective in their future research.

TNT conferences provide an ideal venue for industrial, academic and governmental organizations to discuss common objectives and drive the commercialisation of nanotechnology discoveries.

One of the main goals of the Trends in Nanotechnology conference is to provide a platform where young researchers can present their latest work and also interact with high-level scientists. For this purpose, the Organising Committee provides every year travel grants for students. In addition, more than 20 awards are given to young PhD students for their contributions presented at TNT.

This year, TNT2009 organisation will provide around 100 graduate grants for PhD students:

- 10 Basque Country graduate grants (covering student fee) sponsored by NanoBasque / 325 Euros each - on the basis first come / first served
- 10 European graduate grants (travel bursaries) sponsored by GDR-I (topic of research: Nanotubes & Graphene) / 300 Euros each
- 40 nanoaracat graduate grants sponsored by nanoaracat:
-20 graduate grants for Aragon (travel bursaries) / 250 Euros each
-20 graduate grants for Cataluña (reduced fee) / student fee: 175 Euros (instead of 325)**after notification, a specific registration form will be available online to be able to register with the specific reduced fee.
- 20 Canadian PhD students: 1000 Canadian dollars travel-ship grants
- 20 graduate grants (travel bursaries) sponsored by TNT2009 organisation / 150 Euros each

The TNT2009 Organisation will also provide awards to the best posters presented by students

TNT2009 Deadlines:
Abstract Submission (Oral request): May 11,
2009 Student Grant (Travel bursary) Request: May 11, 2009
Submission (Poster request): July 20, 2009

Weather is usually very nice in Barcelona during the first half of September. Warm enough to go to the nice beaches that are at the city, or close to it, and swim on the sea. And not too hot to walk around.

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