These pages are for planning future Gaia Challenge meetings and for finding future revenue streams to keep the initiative going.
The Next Gaia Challenge Meeting
The workshop should run yearly, rotating between different hosts. The University of Surrey and MPIA Heidelberg have already hosted the meeting; next up will be ???
Funding Gaia Challenge
As the initiative grows in size, it would be very helpful to have a dedicated network grant. So far, we have received funds for the workshops from the ESF (University of Surrey) and the Collaborative Research Center SFB881 “The Milky Way System” and Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPIA). Future potential funding streams are listed in the table below.
|Leverhulme Network Grant||UK||here||Surrey/J. Read||will||-|
|DFG Scientific Networks||Germany||here||?||?||-|
|DFG Intern. Collab.||Germany||here||?||?||-|
|DFG International Events||Germany||here||?||?||-|
|Lorentz Center(1)||The Netherlands||here||?||?||-|
(1) Lorentz Center encourages workshops of up to 60 people with lots of discussion and few talks. People get their offices and there are rooms for break out sessions. There are 3 deadlines per year, next one is January 15. It will be a one off meeting, but if all else fails, this could be a solid Plan B.