FEBS offers financial support through various schemes to facilitate participation of researchers in FEBS-funded scientific meetings.
This page provides an overview. Please check the website of the event you are interested in attending for more details about the travel awards on offer. Application is normally during registration to the event. Most schemes require applicants to be a member of a FEBS Constituent Society.
For FEBS Advanced Courses: FEBS YTF grants
FEBS Youth Travel Fund (YTF) grants are for PhD students and for postdoctoral researchers within 5 years of having completed a PhD thesis, studying or working in a FEBS country and travelling to the event from outside the host country. Selection of recipients is by the organizers of the event. The grants normally fully or partially cover the registration fee (including accommodation and meals), and may also support travel costs. Please check more details on the FEBS Youth Travel Fund page.
Note that some FEBS Advanced Courses may also offer IUBMB Youth Travel Fund grants for candidates from outside the FEBS area.
For the FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum (& FEBS Congress): FEBS YSF grants
For PhD students and postdocs selected by the YSF organizing committee to take part in the pre-Congress FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF), FEBS YSF grants cover registration, accommodation and most travel costs at both the YSF and ensuing FEBS Congress.
Full details on eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on the current FEBS Congress website when registration opens. The deadline is normally early/mid December for a YSF taking place in the following year.
For the FEBS Congress: FEBS Congress bursaries and Sprinzl scheme
FEBS Congress bursaries
For the FEBS Congress, a large number of bursaries are offered by FEBS to support the participation of PhD students and postdocs (within 5 years of having completed a PhD thesis) studying or working in a FEBS country and travelling to the event from outside the host country. Applicants need to be submitting an abstract as first author to the event. The bursary covers the early registration fee and makes a significant contribution to travel and accommodation. For the latest full details on eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on the current FEBS Congress website when registration opens.
FEBS Congress Mathias Sprinzl Scheme
This scheme provides a 50% reduction in the early registration fee to researchers submitting an abstract as first author who are from Hinari (Research4Life) countries with FEBS Constituent Societies. For an explanation of eligible countries and more details, see the current Congress website when registration opens.
For FEBS3+ meetings
Funding from FEBS for FEBS3+ Meetings (a collaborative scientific meeting of three or more Constituent Societies) includes a portion for a travel award scheme for young scientists living outside the host country who are members of the two (or more) collaborating Societies. More details will be given by organizers on their FEBS3+ Meeting website.
For FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE meetings
FEBS and IUBMB, often with the additional support of commercial sponsors and national Societies, provide travel grants to attend the FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE conference. Details on the eligibility criteria and how to apply are available from the conference website and will be updated for each yearly event.