Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 12 - 16 May 2014
Deadlines Application closed Abstract submission closed

EMBL Courses and Conferences during the Coronavirus pandemic

With the onsite programme paused, many of our events are now being offered in virtual formats.

Registration is open as usual for many events, with back-up plans in place to move further courses and conferences online as necessary. Registration fees for any events affected by the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.

More information for participants of events at EMBL Heidelberg can be found here.


Course Fellowship Timeline

Corporate Partnership Registration Fee Fellowship
How to Apply

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grant
How to Apply

EMBL Corporate Partnership Programme Fellowships

A limited number of EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme (CPP) fellowships are available for this meeting in the form of both Registration Fee Waivers and Travel Grants. You may apply for an EMBL CPP Registration Fee Waiver and/or Travel Grant when submitting your abstract. Whilst submitting your abstract (Step 2 after you have registered your personal details) you will also be asked to complete a field with the name of your lab and the country in which it is based, and to answer some questions to detail your reasons for requesting this fellowship.  A statement of support from your budget holding supervisor explaining a) their support for your attendance and b) support provided by the laboratory budget will be required to complete the application.

Registration Fee Waiver:  The sum that you have paid to attend the meeting will be reimbursed.

Travel Grant:  up to €400 for participants travelling from the European continent and up to €1000 for participants travelling from outside Europe (receipts of travel will be submitted to the EMBL Course and Conference Office and the exact sum for travel expenses up to the cap will be reimbursed)

Participants coming from the following countries will be given priority for travel grants:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine and Turkey. Africa, South and Central America and Asia (excluding China, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea).

The scientific organisers will select the recipients of all fellowships during the abstract selection process.

If you are awarded a fellowship, you will be notified after the completion of the abstract selection. This is usually 8 weeks before the event start date. Please note that you must pay your registration fee by the payment deadline (6 weeks before the event start date).  The EMBL Course & Conference Office will request your bank details and will reimburse the registration fees after the event.  Travel Grants can only be reimbursed after the event, and once the receipts have been submitted.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grant (Including Registration Fees)

There are a limited number of Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Foundation for Basic Research in Medicine available for this course.

These travel grants can cover travel to and from the course, accommodation during the course and the course registration fees.  The exact amount will be decided individually by Boehringer Ingelheim according to the applicants financial circumstances and the calculation of expenses provided."

How to apply for a Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grant

Please indicate your interest for this grant when submitting your letter of motivation. The short list of applicants will be selected by the scientific organiser during the course selection process, at which point you will be contacted and requested to complete a standard form and submit the usual documentation.

The candidates for these fellowships will be selected by the scientific organiser during the review process. The foundation will award the grants to applicants pursuing an experimental project in basic biomedical research who submit an interesting letter of motivation. The applicants should be either:

  • PhD or medical students pursuing an experimental doctoral thesis, not older than 30 years of age;
  • Postdocs pursuing a particular research project, not older than 32 years of age

Further Details

For further enquiries about fellowships please refer to the FAQ page.

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