In order to fund the ELLIS programs we are requesting sponsorship contributions from companies at three possible levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze.
We offer two options to become a sponsor:
donating directly to the ELLIS Society or
sponsoring research of ELLIS Fellows or ELLIS faculty (associated with an ELLIS unit) and paying an additional, reduced amount to the ELLIS society.
Being a sponsor of ELLIS has the following benefits:
Your company's name will appear on the ELLIS sponsorship website
Preferential access to ELLIS conferences, summer-schools and other ELLIS-wide events with a representation proportional to the level of sponsorship (depending on the event)
Subscription to the ELLIS newsletters and the option to advertise internships directly to the ELLIS PhD and postdoc student body through this newsletter.
Sponsorship option 1: Sponsoring the ELLIS Society
For the first, standard sponsorship program, three levels of sponsorship are defined:
Gold: €100k per year
Silver: €50k per year
Bronze: €25k per year
Sponsorship option 2: Sponsoring (local) ELLIS Faculty
For the second sponsorship program we require a company to invest in a research program associated with an ELLIS Fellow or an ELLIS Faculty (the latter associated with an ELLIS unit). The minimal investment required to become a sponsor for a particular year under this program is the cost of one PhD student (or postdoc) supported at full cost in that year. Note that this amount may be different for different countries. If the company chooses to financially support the ELLIS ecosystem in alternative ways (e.g. through stipends or research awards) the cost of a local PhD student will still be used as a yardstick to determine eligibility to become a sponsor.
Supported PhD students and postdocs under this program are subject to the standard requirements for ELLIS PhD students and postdocs, including exchanges with other ELLIS fellows or units. However, for ELLIS students and postdocs under this program half of the total exchange time may be spent at the sponsoring company.
To become a Gold sponsor, the investment should be equal or higher than the equivalent of 4 PhD students plus an additional donation of €60k/yr to the ELLIS society. To become a Silver sponsor, the equivalent of 2 PhD students need to be invested plus an additional €30k/yr for the ELLIS society, and for Bronze the equivalent of 1 PhD students plus an additional €15k/yr for the ELLIS society is invested.
The details of the sponsorship agreement will be valid for one year and will be reevaluated every year by the ELLIS board. Any questions about this sponsorship program should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.