EURO Support for NATCOR Bursaries

Posted by: Bernard FORTZ
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EURO Support for NATCOR Bursaries

 Download the application form for the EURO Support for NATCOR Bursaries here (.doc file)

NATCOR (, a National Taught Course Centre in Operational Research, delivers taught courses to PhD students, from across Europe, on a number of different topics in OR.

Attending Courses

EURO is advertising a competition for bursaries for courses run in 2024.

The NATCOR course fees and on-site accommodation (if applicable) will be funded by EURO for successful candidates. Typically, accommodation for any residential courses will be four nights bed and breakfast. If additional or alternative accommodation is required, candidates will need to arrange and pay for this. Also any extra costs incurred will need to be settled personally. Please also be reminded that successful candidates requiring visas will need to apply for these in good time.


Applicants must be PhD students, from one of the EURO member countries or studying in one of the EURO member countries (see Applicants must have good English Language skills as all NATCOR courses will be in English. Preference will be given to students in their first or second years but all are welcome to apply. Preference will also be given to applicants who have not previously received support from EURO for NATCOR or other PhD schools.


To apply for a bursary, candidates from a EURO member society country, or studying in a EURO member society country, should submit a zip file containing the application form, their curriculum vitae (including their academic track record), a letter outlining their motivation to attend, and a letter of recommendation from their supervisor. Applicants should declare on their application if they are receiving any additional support from their PhD funding body or other sponsor.

Selection Process

The EURO VP2 selects and ranks (in the case of more than one accepted from the same country) the candidates. When accepting the candidates the VP2 should aim at a good distribution of the participants among the EURO member societies.

Current Call - Important Dates

Submit documents (see above) to

Deadline for applications: December 21, 2023

Notification of acceptance: February 9, 2024