I just began my PhD this week. There is a very important event that will take place next month and there are some stipends for attending PhD students, but the deadline to apply for such stipends is in one week. As usual, it is required that the supervisor writes a short "support letter" to the program chair.
The thing is that I just started my PhD something like five days ago, and this is my first time working with my supervisor. I have experience with the topics that will be covered in the event and I consider it is important for me to attend.
With this in mind, should I ask my supervisor for a letter?
I was thinking in asking him for his opinion rather than the letter, would this be better?
Thanks in advance!