Application Form

The 2018 Powder Diffraction & Rietveld Refinement School will be held at Durham University from the afternoon from the afternoon of Sunday 8th April to Thursday 12th of April 2018.

The cost of the course will be ~£400 for PhD students, ~£500 for PDRAs and ~£700 for industrial and academic staff. This fee includes registration, 4 nights' accommodation in en-suite single rooms, all meals and all teaching materials.

To apply for a place on the School please complete the form below when application opens. Please don't send any money until you have been offered a place. Submission of an application form does not guarantee your place on the course. The number of places is limited and in case of over-subscription the organisers will prioritise applications to achieve a balance between institutions, research groups and disciplines.

Thanks to financial support from the IUCr and others, we will offer a limited number of bursaries to overseas applicants, which will help with local expenses. There is no financial support available for travel costs.

The deadline for applications is 19 January 2018. Places will be offered by email in early February. Once you have been offered a place we will request payment by 28 February 2018. If for any reason you wish to withdraw your application please contact as soon as possible.

Please read the following instructions for completing the form very carefully. The applications are received and entered into a database in an automated way, and you will not receive an acknowledgement of receipt. However, you must adhere to the following instructions to ensure that your application is correctly received and archived:

  • Please don't use all capitals when filling out the form
  • Please don't use special characters, commas or semi-colons in your responses
  • Thanks for your interest in the course.

    PDRR Application Form

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    Overseas Bursary Application

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    By clicking Submit I confirm that I want to apply for the 2018 Powder Diffraction & Rietveld Refinement School and that I will cover the costs involved. I understand that I will not receive a receipt of my application and that completing this application doesn't guarantee me a place on the School. I have obtained my supervisor's support for this application. I confirm that I am happy for my application information to be stored in the Rietveld school database.

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