Course Organizers: general information
Key points for prospective organizers of FEBS-funded events are summarized below. Please refer to the FEBS Advanced Courses Guidelines pdf (updated January 2016) for full details.
Invitation for Proposals to the FEBS Advanced Courses Committee
One of the main goals of FEBS is to foster training and mobility of young scientists within Europe. FEBS therefore provides financial support for ‘Advanced Courses’, covering relevant and timely scientific topics related to biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, cell biology and developmental biology, and usually with an educational emphasis. The FEBS Advanced Courses Committee warmly invites individuals or groups with a proven scientific track record on the course topic to organize such lecture courses, workshops and especially practical courses with strong hands-on elements in the programme.
Deadline for applications for course funding
Applications for courses that will run in 2018 are welcome in a second call in 2017 – the deadline for applications is 1 July 2017.
The maximum grants available for the different types of FEBS Advanced Courses to be held in 2017 are as follows: FEBS Advanced Lecture Courses, €25,000; FEBS/EMBO Lecture Courses, €30,000; FEBS Workshops, €20,000; FEBS Practical Courses, €20,000.
Youth Travel Fund Grants
As part of their application, organizers of Lecture Courses, Workshops and Practical Courses can request financial support for attendance of a number of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows at the event through FEBS Youth Travel Fund (YTF) grants. The YTF grants cover registration, accommodation and food, and may also support travel. For more details on YTFs, please click here.
FEBS Advanced Lecture Courses, FEBS Workshops and Joint FEBS/EMBO Lecture Courses should normally not be scheduled to take place within the 4 weeks before or after the annual FEBS Congress. In 2018, the FEBS Congress will take place from 7th to12th July in Prague.
To be eligible for evaluation by the Advanced Courses Committee, proposals must fully comply with our FEBS Advanced Courses Guidelines. All applications must be submitted through our online application and reporting system via 'Course Applications and Reporting', using standard forms available from the 'Downloads for Course Organizers' page.
The award of a FEBS grant is contingent on the commitment by the organizer(s) to follow the reporting and other requirements specified in the Award Decision Letter. With regard to reporting:
- All report documents – Scientific Report (.doc, .pdf), the Financial Report (.xls), the Evaluation Summary (.xls), as well as the Statistics Form (.xls) – must be submitted through our online application and reporting system via 'Course Applications and Reporting'. Only FEBS report forms will be accepted, which are available from the 'Downloads for Course Organizers' page.
- In addition, the Financial Report with the original signature of the responsible organizer must be sent by postal mail to the FEBS Treasury office, and all original FEBS Questionnaires must be sent by postal mail to the FEBS Member-in-Charge for the course no later than 3 months after the end of the event.
- All FEBS-funded events require a mandatory return of 50% of Evaluation Questionnaires based on the number of participants. Returning the original Evaluation Questionnaires is a strict requirement and failure to meet this will preclude funding of future applications.
For queries on the FEBS Advanced Courses programme, please contact the Chairperson of the FEBS Advanced Courses Committee through the 'Contact us' page of the website.