Our Fellowships Programme began in 1979. Since then it has come to be known as a highly competitive and prestigious programme. This is thanks to our rigorous selection methods and the package we offer fellows.
As part of our commitment to young scientists, we offer both Short-Term Fellowships and Long-Term Fellowships to members of our Constituent Societies, as well as Summer Fellowships to promising young students. We also offer scholarships designed exclusively for members of our Constituent Societies in the currently depressed economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE); and Return-to-Europe Fellowships for post-doctoral scientists wishing to come back to the European area. In addition, FEBS offers awards and follow-up grants to past holders of a FEBS Long-Term Fellowship. For a summary of the main requirements and features of the different FEBS Fellowship types, download the 'Overview of FEBS Fellowships schemes' from the lower right of this page.
Our fellowships and scholarships are intended to allow members of our Constituent Societies working in a FEBS country to work in a laboratory in another FEBS country or, in the case of Return-To-Europe Fellowships, to again work in a FEBS country. Because of their young age, applicants for a Summer Fellowship need not be members of a FEBS Constituent Society. For information on our Constituent Societies, go to the Our Members section of the website.
For general information about FEBS Fellowships please refer to the General Guidelines for Fellowships. For details on each Fellowship type, follow the links on the right of this page for detailed specific guidelines and application forms. Any outstanding queries on the FEBS Fellowships Programme can be sent to the FEBS Fellowships Committee via the Contact Us section of the website.
2016 Fellowship Applications
Application deadlines in 2016 are as follows:
- Summer Fellowships: 1 April 2016
- Follow-up Research Fund (for FEBS Fellows): 1 April 2016
- Long-Term and Return-to-Europe Fellowships: 1 October 2016
- Other types of Fellowships: applications can be submitted throughout the year.
For Long-Term and Return-to-Europe Fellowships, applications need to be submitted online at fellowships.febs.org. For the 1 October 2016 call, the system will open for registrations in July 2016.
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