A new call for FEBS Excellence Awards is now open. This programme, which began in 2021, is aimed at supporting highly competitive research in molecular life sciences.

The FEBS Excellence Award will provide funding to early-career group leaders to purchase laboratory equipment and consumables. It is endowed with a €100,000 award.


To qualify for the FEBS Excellence Award, early-career group leaders must present a scientific research track record of proven academic excellence. Candidates must: (i) have obtained their PhD up to 6 years prior to submission of their proposal; (ii) have worked in a different country for at least 2 years prior to their current employment; (iii) hold a salaried position in a Host Institution of a FEBS country during the 3-year duration of the Award; (iv) have established and operated at the Host Institution for at least 1 year prior to submission of their proposal; and (v) belong to a FEBS Constituent Society.

Support period
3 years

Call opening: April 1, 2022
Deadline for submission: July 1, 2022

For detailed information, please read the following carefully: Guidelines for FEBS Excellence Awards and Frequently asked questions about FEBS Excellence Awards

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