September 2-7, 2011, Spetses, Greece

FEBS Youth Travel Fellowship (YTF) and Transcontinental Grands (Trans YTF)

A number of FEBS Youth Travel Funds (YTF) and Transcontinental (Trans YTF) grants for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers within five years of obtainig a PhD will be available covering registration fees and travel.
Young Scientists from the non-FEBS countries (North and South America, Africa and Asia) may be eligible to obtain TransYTF grants.
Whereas the registration fee covering living expenses will send directly to the course organizers, the travel award is transferred to YTF recipients, unless for foreign exchange reasons he/she requests it to be sent also to course organizers.
Eligibility criteria to obtain YFT grants or Trans YTF grants from non-FEBS countries or continents are described in detail in the guidelines on the FEBS homepage.
Deadline for FEBS YTF application: April 29th, 2011

Conditions for YTF Grants

To be eligible for a YTF grant, individuals should apply with an abstract, a 1-page curriculum vitae and one letter of recommendation. The candidates should include with the application their full address, phone and fax numbers and their e-mail address. All applications for YTF grants must be made via the application/registration form. Verification of a FEBS constituent society membership as well as a letter of recommendation must be sent by e-mail attachment to the FEBS-MPST2011 secretariat ().

Applicants for a FEBSYTF should:

  1. be registered as student at an institution of higher learning in a country where there is a FEBS Constituent Society, or be within five years of having completed a PhD thesis;
  2. be a member of a National FEBS Constituent Society;
  3. not have received a grant from the Youth Travel Fund to attend an Advanced Course in the current year (2011) or received a grand to attend the Forum for Young Scientists (held at the annual FEBS Congress) in the current year.
Applicant for a TransYTF from regions outside the FEBS area should:
  1. should be a student at an institution of higher learning in a country where there is a IUBMB-related international society such as FASBMB (Africa) / ASBMB (North America) / PABMB (South America & Canada), FAOBMB (Asia).
  2. must be members of any IUBMB-related national or international societies mentioned under a.
  3. must be young scientists with a PhD or be within five years of obtaining his/her PhD.
  4. must not have received a TransYTF grant to attend a Course in the current year.
Awards will only be made to persons traveling from their current country of residence to another country.
Where support for travelling is given, the amount of the award shall be related to the distance from the applicant's place of work to the venue of the meeting.
The awards shall be made by the Treasurer in consultation with the Course Organizers.

Only in exceptional circumstances may any of these conditions be waived.

Western European participants will receive up to 80% of their travel and Eastern European participants will receive 100%.  The entire course fee will be paid.

Young Investigator Awards

All abstracts with graduate students or postdoctoral fellows as first authors that not received a YTF are subject to scientific evaluation by selected members. The best 3 abstracts will receive the "FEBS-MPST2011 Young Investigator Award" at the end of the course. Each award will be financed with 200€. To be eligible for this award, individuals should also apply with an abstract, a curriculum vitae (one page) and one letter of recommendation. The candidates should include with the application their full address, phone and fax numbers, their e-mail address and an I.D. photo.

The young investigator awards are sponsored by Pharmaceutical firms and lab suppliers.

Deadline for Young Investigator Awards application: April 29, 2011

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