Travel assistance applications to attend to GUADEC

The GNOME Foundation provides travel sponsorships to individuals 
that want to attend GUADEC and need financial assistance.

We are happy to announce that the Travel Committee is ready to
receive applications for sponsorships to attend to GUADEC 2013.

The instructions are detailed at
Please read them carefully.

Deadline: May 31, 2013, 19:00 UTC.  You can start sending
your applications now!

Some additional comments:
* Any information you send to the Travel Committee will be private.
* Asking for sponsorship *does not* guarantee you will get sponsored.
* A good application with good information will be processed faster.
* If you need help with accommodation, the Travel Committee will book 
  the hotel or hostel for you. This enables us to get group rates and 
  provide accommodation assistance to as many people as possible.
  You should state that you need accommodation, and leave the cost
* Always choose the most economical option whenever possible.  People
  who need travel sponsorship, should look for the best price
  (i.e. through a service like  If the Travel Committee 
  finds a cheaper price, that will be the price considered during the
* There are direct flights to Brno available through budget airlines.
  These are considerably cheaper and take 30 minutes to get to the
  the city centre instead of a few hours.  Other close airports are
  Prague and Vienna.
* If you are in the Google Summer of Code program (as student or
  mentor) you should mention it in your application. Preference will 
  be given to students and mentors participating in the Google Summer 
  of Code or the Outreach Program for Women.
  GSoC students usually get a percentage of their GUADEC expenses 
* If your abstract was accepted to be presented at GUADEC, you should
  mention it in your application.  Preference will be given to people 
  giving presentations at GUADEC.
* The Travel committee should confirm that we have received your
  application within 2-3 days. After that we would accumulate all the
  sponsorship requests and process them together. So please do not panic
  (and have any butterflies in your stomach) if we take some time to
  respond with the status. Regardless of whether your application is
  accepted or rejected, you will always receive a response.
* No personal emails. Please keep travel-committee Cced on all of
  your replies.

You can find us in the #travel channel at

Germán Poo-Caamaño

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