8th FORSTAT Workshop
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
June 3rd - 6th 2014

Forensic Evidence Evaluation
Problems and Applications
Dear Colleague,
Edinburgh, June 3rd to 6th, 2014.
Offer of funding for attendance

For some years now, there has been a workshop on interpretation and evaluation of evidence, FORSTAT, held annually in June and alternating between Krakow and Edinburgh. This year’s workshop will be held in Edinburgh from lunchtime on Tuesday 3rd June to lunchtime on Friday 6th June. An outline programme is given below. The workshops are supported by ENFSI and the language of instruction is English. This year, as in the last two, we have funding from the European Union through ENFSI as part of the STEOFRAE proposal (: ‘Strengthening the Evaluation of Forensic Results across Europe’).

This funding enables the organisers to offer ten fully-funded places on the workshop to career-young* forensic scientists in Europe who may not otherwise be able to attend.

Funding is calculated on a per diem basis (see http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/procedures/implementation/per diems/index en.htm.) and should be sufficient to cover the cost of registration fee and accommodation at the workshop as well as all reasonable travelling expenses, up to 400 euros, from the scientist’s home. Scientists will be required to pay registration and accommodation in full in advance of the meeting. At the meeting claim forms will be issued which should then be submitted to ENFSI for reimbursement.

We have pleasure in inviting you to nominate someone from your institution to attend this workshop. Please do this by completing the attached registration form.
Only one person per institution can receive this funding though any number are welcome to attend.

The provisional programme is given in the Letter of Invitation on the front page of the site.

All enquiries should be addressed to c.g.g.aitken@ed.ac.uk We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues at the workshop.

Colin Aitken, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Grzegorz Zadora, Institute of Forensic Research, Krakow, Poland

*By ‘career-young’ is meant someone within the first five years of employment in a forensic science institute.

Deadline for career-young forensic scientists financial support is March 31st 2014.

Career young application form (doc)
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