FEBS Long-Term Fellowships are awarded to support long-term visits for the purpose of scientific collaboration or advanced training. These Fellowships are originally granted for one year and may be renewed for a further year up to a maximum of three years.
Applications and eligibility
Applicants must have a PhD and should normally be scientists with no more than three years of post-doctoral experience.
In addition, applicants need to be members of a FEBS Constituent Society, to be working in a laboratory in a FEBS country and to be seeking to work in a laboratory in a different FEBS country.
Long-Term Fellowships are currently awarded once a year. Applications should be made before October 1st of the corresponding year via the online application system at fellowships.febs.org. For the 1 October 2016 call, the system will open for registrations in July 2016.
Awards for FEBS Long-Term Fellows
FEBS Long-Term Fellows are eligible to apply for the FEBS Distinguished Young Investigator Award and FEBS Follow-up Research Fund. The aim of our Distinguished Young Investigator Award is to give recognition to those FEBS Long-Term Fellows who have conducted excellent research during the tenure of their Fellowship, while the Fellowship Follow-up Research Fund aims to help young scientists who have been recipients of a FEBS Long-Term Fellowship to start work in an independent position in a FEBS country after completion of their Fellowship.
Congratulations to the recipients of the Distinguished Young Investigator award in 2015: Dr Lukas Cajanek (FEBS Fellowship at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Switzerland), Dr Alberto Macho (FEBS Fellowship at The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, UK) and Dr Julia Santiago Cuéllar (FEBS Fellowship at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society in Tübingen, Germany). Furthermore, congratulations to the recipient of the FEBS Follow-up Research Fund in 2016: Dr Volker Bormuth (FEBS Fellowship at the Institut Curie in Paris, France).
FEBS Fellows Meeting
In 2014, 21 senior Long-Term and Return-to-Europe FEBS Fellows convened in the CISP Maurice Ravel in Paris, alongside the FEBS Young Scientists' Forum and just ahead of that year's FEBS–EMBO Conference in Paris, for the second FEBS Fellows Meeting. They presented their research findings, exchanged ideas informally, were inspired by invited speakers and discussed further ideas to generate a sense of collegiality among FEBS Fellows. All in all, this meeting proved to be just as successful as the first FEBS Fellows gathering held in Spain in 2012. For a longer report on the 2014 meeting, see the November 2014 issue of FEBS News.