These are the questions found in the application form.

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Affiliation and Position

(we use information from this section to help us achieve a pool of students from diverse fields at different career stages)

  • Your affiliation (the place where you are currently working/studying)
    • University/Institute/Company
    • Group/Division/Department
  • Country of Affiliation
  • Position
    • Bachelor student
    • Master student
    • PhD student
    • Post-Doctorate
    • Professor
    • Technician
    • Employee
    • Other:

Programming Skills

(we use information from this section to help us achieve a pool of students with diverse and balanced programming skills)

  • How do you estimate your programming skills in general? Please be honest! We want to have students with diverse skill levels, we don't plan to accept only the best programmers!
    • Novice/Advanced beginner
    • Competent/Proficient
    • Expert
  • How do you estimate your Python skills?
    • None
    • Novice/Advanced beginner
    • Competent/Proficient
    • Expert
  • Write a short description of your programming experience
  • How do you estimate your exposure to open-source software?
    • Never used / Never heard of it
    • User
    • Minor contributions (bug reports, mailing lists, …)
    • Major contributions (bug fixes, new feature implementations, …)
    • Project membership
  • If you contribute to open source projects, write a short description of your contributions
  • Do you habitually use a Version Control System for your software projects? If yes, which one?
    • No, I don't habitually use a VCS
    • git
    • other (subversion, CVS, mercurial, bazaar, etc…)


(we use information from this section to help us select students which can learn the most in our program)

Please take the time to write something meaningful here: This motivation letter is the main criterion for selection! Be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions before writing your motivation letter!

  • Motivation letter: What brings you to ASPP's application form? How would you benefit from attending ASPP? How would your work back in the lab change after attending ASPP?

Do not insert identifying information here (for example, do not sign the letter): we do blind reviews and do not want to be biased by your name!

Personal Information

(we use information from this section to help us achieve an international, gender balanced and inclusive pool of students)

  • Did you already apply to one of the previous instances of the school?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Nationality
  • Year of birth
  • Gender
    • other
    • female
    • male
  • Please type in a short curriculum vitae (no links to external files/no list of publications), just enough for us to get an idea of what have you done until now…