For the fourth consecutive year, ACT is sponsoring a module on ageing, communication and technologies as part of the Graz International Summer School Seggau (GUSEGG). The school, which welcomes professors and students from around the world, will be held from July 1 to July 14 2018 in Leibnitz, Austria.

This year, the module on aging will be taught by ACT Director Kim Sawchuk. ACT will partially fund up to five graduate students to attend the school, and will cover tuition and boarding costs. You can learn more about GUSEGG and this year’s school here. For more information about about ACT’s involvement, you can watch a great video “trailer” produced during the summer school in 2016.

This opportunity is open to ACT-affiliated students who have not had the chance to participate in the school. Interested students need to apply to ACT. Applications should be sent to by February 25, 2018 and should include:

1) a 500-word (max) letter on the student’s motivation to attend Graz International Summer School Seggau 2018 and why the topic of the lectures and seminar model is of value to them. The student should especially explain how their research fits within ACT and how they will benefit from courses in the module on ageing, communication and technologies

2) A C.V.

3) The ACT student support form signed by a co-applicant or collaborator (the form is available here).

Successful candidates will be asked to provide more information to GUSEGG, including academic transcripts and a copy of their passports.