Make most of online tools to find upcoming fully funded conferences, scholarships and summer schools
The best way of learning and networking is attending conferences, trainings and workshops. But then comes an important question: what is the easiest and most effective way of learning about upcoming events, travel grants, fellowships and summer schools? In the electronic world that we live the rule number one to get the very information that we need, is making most of the new technologies and online tools. Here is a set of tips to follow to be updated on fully funded conferences, fellowships, trainings and other events.
Tip 1: Subscribe to academic newsletters and mailing lists.
Academic newsletter is a very useful resource for those, looking for updates in their field of interest. The easiest way to explore the highlight of academic world and the ways of getting involved in various events to subscribe online to newsletters and journals. Don’t lose your time and get update to your inbox.
Distributing announcements through mailing list is an easy and effective way of wide-spreading news. There are many benefits in joining mailing lists. Notifications on any developments in your academic area will find themselves in your inbox as soon as they appear online. Joining to academic communities through subscribing to mailing lists is easy and comfortable. Membership in these online communities can have certain benefits too, e.g. members often enjoy discounts for purchasing books or any other promotional opportunities.
To find relevant mailing lists please search yahoo and google groups using relevant keywords which describe your academic interests the most. Another way to find academic mailing lists is to go to the University websites, find the departments and academic centers which interest you the most and see if those departments have academic mailing list on their webpages. If yes, please subscribe, and receive daily academic news straight in your mailbox.
Tip 2: Use Google Alerts to receive information about academic news you specify
Creating alerts is one of the best client-oriented tools Google can offer to those, constantly searching for new events. It is a super easy and super convenient way of instructing Google to “alert” you as often as you want (once in a day, in a week, in a month) on the information you are interested in. The “create an alert about” box is the space to type key words of the information you need. The keywords “fully funded conferences in physics 2016” will bring you any information on physics conferences appearing in the web.
Tip 3: Use Social media to find groups, pages and persons who share academic news
Social media is another online space to look for events. First, you can subscribe to the pages of various academic institutions, organizing events. Second, you can subscribe to get updates from well-known trainers, academics or any other people, who organize, facilitate or speak at conferences. Third, many online academic communities have their pages in social media and this is another way to join them for more news. Another useful tool is twitter “Hashtag”. If you go to twitter and search #scholarship, #conference or #summerschool all information with those specified hashtags will immediately come to the first page.
Tip 4: Use ARMACAD to find the best international academic opportunities
ARMACAD advanced search, filters and menu allow users to finds specified academic events and opportunities across many academic disciplines, countries and cities.