The purpose of the Young Delegates Program (YDP) is to assist young scientists and engineers so that they can participate to IFToMM technical and scientific events. Up to fifty percent of the total cost of registration fees, transportation, board and lodging is available, subject to a maximum of 800 USD, to participants who are not fully supported by their own institutions.

In order to be eligible for support, young scientists and engineers must normally be less than 36 years of age in the year of the event, be in a country of the national or territorial organizations that are IFToMM members, and be engaged on work in the field of Machines and Mechanisms.

To apply for support, the applicant must write a letter of request to the Chair of the Summer School 2014 and to the IFToMM Treasurer.  The letter must be received by the Treasurer not less than four months prior to the conference and must include the following information in the YDP grant request form (that is enclosed as Appendix):

  1. 1.     the name and date of the specific technical event
  2. 2.     the reason for participation
  3. 3.     the source and amount of funds which will cover the costs not to be paid by IFToMM.

The letter of request must be accompanied by:

  1. 4.     a curriculum vitae including date of birth
  2. 5.     a letter of recommendation from the Dean or senior person confirming that funds are not available from the home institution to support fully the expenses (summer school fee and travel)
  3. 6.     a budget estimate for the total expenses of the participant to attend the IFToMM scientific event.

The applicants must also provide a letter of recommendation from the Chair of their local IFToMM national or territorial organization. Preferences for funding go to countries/territories that have a strong need, have not received prior grants under this program, and whose subscriptions are fully paid.

The participants selected to receive support are notified at least two months before the event in order to allow adequate time to complete travel arrangements.

The Appendix template and further information are available on the web page of IFToMM at the address: