FEBS Advanced Courses Programme
As one of the largest scientific organizations in the European community, and with the general aim of advancement of research and education for the public benefit in the sciences of biochemistry, molecular biology and related disciplines, FEBS funds a range of scientific and educational events on advanced topics in these areas. FEBS funding of courses is focused on promotion of molecular life sciences in Europe and enhancing collaboration between different regions.
The lecture courses, workshops and practical courses in the FEBS Advanced Courses Programme aim to provide the latest updates on research, as well as a strong educational element that makes them especially valuable to PhD students and postdocs. Such early-career scientists can apply to Course Organizers for financial support for attendance through FEBS Youth Travel Fund (YTF) grants. In addition to the lecture courses, workshop and practical courses, FEBS also funds 'special meetings', which are larger conferences for all scientists to keep abreast of developments in a very rapidly advancing area.
FEBS Advanced Courses 2014
A first announcement of FEBS Advanced Courses in 2014 is now available. Click on the tab above (far left) named '2014 COURSES' for individual course details.
Future FEBS Advanced Courses: news for prospective organizers
Next applications deadline. The application window for funding of 2014 courses is now closed. Applications for funding for courses that will run in 2015 are welcome before the deadline of 1 March 2014. There will be only one call in 2014 for funding of 2015 courses.
Guidelines. Updated FEBS Advanced Courses Guidelines are available as a pdf from the Advanced Courses Downloads page; in addition, extensive information is given on the 'Guidelines for Organizers' page and via its links to specific course types.
Joint meetings. FEBS is extending cooperation with other grant-giving scientific organizations and societies in the funding of Advanced Courses. Besides the established 'Joint FEBS/EMBO Lecture Courses', joint activities have been planned with the Biochemical Society (UK) in 2013, and more joint events will be expected in the future.