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FEBS YTF and Trans-YTF Awards
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FEBS YTF Awards (For applicants travelling from the FEBS area of Europe and neighbouring regions)
A limited number of FEBS Youth Travel Fund (YTF) Awards are available to the support the participation of early-career scientists in this event. These awards will cover the registration fee (including costs of event meals, and shared accommodation in a twin room) and a contribution towards travel expenses, up to a maximum of 675 EUR per person.
 
FEBS Trans-YTF Award (For applicants travelling from outside the FEBS area)
One Transcontinental-YTF (Trans-YTF) Award is offered as a result of support from IUBMB to support participation of one scientist from outside the FEBS area in this event. This award will cover the registration fee (including costs of event meals, and shared accommodation in a twin room) and a contribution towards travel expenses, up to a maximum of 1500 USD.
 
Application, selection and notification of outcome for FEBS YTF and Trans-YTF awards:

Please, check also the Application Info page of the website. In the platform's registration system, (i) include proof of your society membership in the file you upload with supporting documents, and (ii) answer yes to the question asking about interest in applying for a Travel Award that can be found in the Personal details section of the REGISTRANT INFORMATION page.
 
The selection of applicants to receive FEBS YTF or Trans-YTF awards will be carried out by the Course Organizers, on the basis of scientific excellence of the submitted abstract, as well as the applicant's CV and motivation letter, and approved by the FEBS Treasury Office according to the FEBS YTF eligibility criteria (also shown below).
 
Applicants selected by the Course Organizers will be notified by 10 June 2019 and receive a FEBS Treasury YTF form, to be returned to the FEBS Treasury for approval approximately 8 weeks before the event's start date.

Eligibility criteria for applicants travelling from the FEBS area of Europe and neighbouring regions (Guidelines can also be found on the FEBS website)
  • The applicant should be not older than 35, should be registered as a PhD student at an institute of higher learning in a country where there is a FEBS Constituent Society or should be a postdoctoral scientist within five years of having completed a PhD thesis, working in a country where there is a FEBS Constituent Society;
  • The applicant must be a member of a FEBS Constituent Society and provide a valid certificate of membership (for FEBS Constituent Societies, see the Our Members section of the FEBS website);
  • The applicant should not have received a grant from the Youth Travel Fund to attend a FEBS Course / Workshop in the current year or previous year, nor a Bursary to attend the FEBS Congress in the current year, nor a grant to attend the FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum in the current year;
  • The applicant cannot be a resident of the country hosting the event;
  • For awards with travel funding, only travel within the FEBS area from the applicant’s current country of residence to the country hosting the FEBS event is supported;
  • Young scientists from the Organizers’ laboratories are not eligible for FEBS YTF awards.
Eligibility criteria for applicants travelling from outside the FEBS area of Europe and neighbouring regions (Guidelines can also be found on the FEBS website)
  • The applicant should not be older than 35, should be registered as a PhD student at an institute of higher learning in a country where there is an IUBMB-adhering body but not a FEBS Constituent Society, or should be a postdoctoral scientist within five years of having completed a PhD thesis, working in a country where there is an IUBMB-adhering body but not a FEBS Constituent Society;
  • The applicant must be a member of an IUBMB-related society and provide a valid certificate of membership;
  • The applicant should not have received a grant from the Youth Travel Fund to attend a FEBS Course / Workshop in the current year or previous year, nor a Bursary to attend the FEBS Congress in the current year, nor a grant to attend the FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum in the current year;
  • Awards will only be made to support travel from the applicant’s current country of residence to the country hosting the FEBS event;
  • Young scientists from the Organizers’ laboratories are not eligible for FEBS YTF awards.
 
Other Meeting Bursaries
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Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Basis of Disease (BBA-MBD) is offering a free registration to an early-career scientist (PhD student or postdoctoral scientist within five years of having completed a PhD thesis). To apply to this bursary, answer yes to the question asking about interest in applying for a BBA-MBD Meeting Bursary that can be found in the Other information section of the REGISTRANT INFORMATION page. The selection of the applicant to receive this BBA-MBD bursary will be carried out by the Course Organizers, on the basis of scientific excellence of the submitted abstract, as well as the applicant's CV and motivation letter, which must be uploaded in the platform's registration system. Applicants must also upload a letter of recommendation (preferably from their lab head/supervisor, not exceeding 300 words). The selected applicant will be notified by 10 June 2019. Please note that this bursary does not cover any travel expenses.

FEBS has twin commitments to high-quality publications and the promotion of molecular biosciences. As a charitable academic organization,
FEBS uses income from the journals to fund its diverse activities, including support for FEBS Advanced Courses.