[EuroPython] "Pro rata" ?

Andreas Jung ep at zopyx.com
Thu May 15 14:58:36 CEST 2014

Hi Svaksha,



It basically means that the financial aid committee has the freedom
to decide how much financial support can be given for travel and 
housing depending on the application, level of volunteering and so on.
Since the budget for financial assistance is not infinite the committee
has to make decisions in order to spread money in a reasonable way the 
across elegible applicats. The decision for the final round will be made
after the deadline  which ends tonight.

Andreas Jung

Am 15.05.2014 um 13:49 schrieb svakSha <svaksha at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> There was a Pyladies email regarding the FA and I was in the middle of
> writing the application and realised I didnt quite understand what
> this sentence means.
> From, https://ep2014.europython.eu/en/registration/financial-assistance/,
> "Get a standard ticket for free and we will cover the travel and
> accommodation costs pro rata, depending on what you are applying for."
> Sorry about the last minute query but can someone explain what the
> "pro rata" in this sentence means? AFAIK, a standard dictionary
> meaning states that the costs are not fully covered, so would it mean
> that partial grants are given? - a bummer for folks from third world
> countries like mine. I'm from India and the Rupee-Euro exchange rates
> make travel and accommodation costs frightfully expensive, so from one
> volunteer to another, I'd rather not waste another volunteers time by
> making them read my application and then have to return the
> prorata/partial funding at the last minute if I am unable to find a
> sponsor for the remaining difference. Have I misunderstood what pro
> rata means?
> Thanks. - Svaksha  ॥  http://about.me/svaksha> _______________________________________________
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