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Fri Jan 19 2018

Summer Schools: International Summer School in Affective Sciences (ISSAS) 2018/Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 17-Jan-2018
From: Cristina Soriano <>
Subject: International Summer School in Affective Sciences (ISSAS) 2018
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Host Institution: University of Geneva

Dates: 05-Jul-2018 - 13-Jul-2018
Location: Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Focus: Interdisciplinary study of the Development of Emotions: - Theoretical and historical aspects - Neurodevelopmental perspectives - Affective social learning - The development of social and moral emotions - Play, humor and imagination - Emotion regulation - Psychopathologies in emotion development
Minimum Education Level: MA
Special Qualifications: The summer school is recommended for participants with an interest in interdisciplinary research and previous experience in the study of affect/emotion

Interdisciplinary summer school: “The Development of Emotions”

Application Deadline: February 18, 2018
Decision communicated: April 9, 2018
Registration deadline for accepted participants: May 13, 2018

We are delighted to announce the eighth edition of our International Summer School in Affective Sciences (ISSAS 2018), which will take place on 5-13 July 2018 at the Château de Bossey, an 18th-century manor house located in an outstanding natural environment overlooking Lake Geneva and the French Alps.

The summer school, organized by the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, addresses this year the topic “The development of emotions”. It constitutes an exciting opportunity to address the theme in an interdisciplinary manner, with contributions from leading scholars in psychology, neuroscience and the humanities. Participants will include some of the world's leading experts in emotion development and a selected group of highly motivated, promising PhD students and postdocs working on such topics.

The scientific program comprises plenary lectures, discussions sessions, workshops, and group work in which the students will design an interdisciplinary research project that will be presented and discussed on the last day.

The varied program and its hands-on orientation make ISSAS 2018 highly attractive to young researchers from different disciplines. In addition, they will enjoy an opportunity to form strong professional ties with each other, as well as with the invited faculty members. They can use these contacts to build a substantial scientific network even at an early stage in their careers.

The list of speakers includes:
Keynotes: Joseph Campos (UC Berkeley), Justin D’Arms (Ohio State), Eileen John (Warwick), Paul Harris (Harvard), Seth Pollak (Wisconsin-Madison) and Amrisha Vaish (Virginia)

Laurie Bayet (Harvard), Zanna Clay (Durham), Martin Debanné (Geneva), Jenny Gibson (Cambridge), Claudia Haase (Northwestern), Elena Hoicka (Sheffiled), Stephanie Olsen (McGill), Francisco Pons (Oslo), Betty Repacholi (Washington), Carolien Rieffe (Leiden), Andrea Samson (Geneva), Catherine Sebastian (Royal Holloway, London), Daniel Vanello (Geneva) and Eric Walle (UC Merced).

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                      Applied Linguistics
                      Cognitive Science
                      Language Acquisition

Tuition: 1800 Other
Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 18-Feb-2018
For those with financial difficulties, a few (partial) fee waivers are available. The number and amount of awarded waivers will depend on the number of requests received, and they will be assigned on a case-by-case basis.

Financial Aid Instructions:
Waivers are applied for at the same time as applying for a place at the summer school. To request a waiver, you must provide evidence that you have already obtained/been denied funding from other institutions. During the application for the summer school you will be asked to provide proof that you have already applied for funding from *two* other funding agencies: local (e.g., university) and national (e.g. national funding agency, foundations). Such proof can be provided in the form of a letter or an email from the funding institutions. It has to be indicated how much you have applied for/ been granted. If no decision has been communicated yet, please indicate when you expect to hear from them. If you are accepted to ISSAS, you will need to forward their reply as soon as it arrives. If for some reason you have not been able to apply for third-party funding, please make sure to justify your case very carefully. Important: An evaluation of the objective efforts made by the applicant to secure funding to attend ISSAS will be considered a relevant variable in the evaluation procedure. Failure to provide adequate proof will result in no offer of a waiver.

Registration: 20-Dec-2017 to 18-Feb-2018
Contact Person: Cristina Soriano

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
The application is done online. Personal information (name, contact details, discipline, etc.) will be requested. At the end of the application process you will be asked to upload, via a secured file browser dialog box, a number of pdf documents. Make sure you have them ready on your desktop before you start the application process: - a letter of motivation explaining your specific interest in ISSAS 2018. If you intend to apply for a fee waiver, explain how much you request to be waived and why. - your Curriculum Vitae (2 pages maximum, including any publications). - a letter of recommendation from your advisor - a copy of your identification card or passport - and, if you would like to apply for a waiver, a letter explaining your case and scanned documents showing proof that funding has been obtained/denied. Alternatively, if it is impossible for you to apply for funding at this time, the letter should explain why.

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