The FEBS Excellence Awards programme 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 small 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 8 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: May 1, 2024 
Deadline for submission: July 1, 2024 

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

For the announcement of 2023 FEBS Excellence Awards, click here.