Costs and co-funding
If your team’s application is accepted, participation in the AMICAL cohort entails a financial commitment on the part of your institution to cover those expenses not covered by AMICAL:
- For AMICAL Full and Affiliate members, AMICAL would cover the airfare and accommodations in University of Victoria dormitories.
- AMICAL Network members accepted for the cohort will benefit from participation in group activities but will not be eligible for financial support from AMICAL.
If accepted, your institution commits to covering the DHSI registration fee of CDN$650/week-length course for each team member. See the DHSI fee schedule for further information (the applicable category is “From Partnered and Sponsoring Groups”). Each registration fee covers one week-length course (plus an optional 1-day short workshop at no additional cost); the fee does not include accommodation or living expenses.
For Full and Affiliate members, AMICAL would cover accommodations in UV dormitories for the period covering a one-week course, plus a weekend course if desired. In exceptional cases, accommodations for 2 weeks of courses could be covered, but the need for the additional course should be clearly explained in the application.
For Full and Affiliate members, AMICAL would reimburse the lowest economy airfare for the flight times and carrier that the participant is comfortable taking.
Project funding available through Small Grants
The AMICAL DHSI Cohort initiative is intended to fund teams’ participation in DHSI; it is not intended to fund teams’ local projects. For teams with projects that require funding in order to advance (e.g. for hardware, software, labor, etc.), they may apply separately for an AMICAL Small Grant. If they do so, this should happen later; any such projects should be timed primarily after DHSI in order to benefit from the event. The fact of being an AMICAL DHSI cohort team would add weight to the Small Grant application.
Further instructions for financial support will be provided to those accepted for the cohort.