FEBS is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a new funding scheme to support projects led by newly independent academic researchers.

The inaugural call for applications is expected to run from 1 March to 1 May 2024.

The FEBS Booster Fund is designed to help early-career academic researchers who have a substantive position (i.e. Assistant Professor level or equivalent) to develop their own independent research by awarding them a one-off grant of €25,000 (inclusive of any taxes) for 1 year (paid to the Host Institution). This grant is to spend on small equipment and consumables and research-based travel in order to develop a novel research project – allowing the recipient to become more independent, i.e. to publish papers or generate data in order to help them to apply for larger grants from funding providers in the future.

These grants are aimed at newly independent researchers, including early principal investigators (PIs), who have limited funds available to undertake research at present but show great potential.

For further details see the FEBS Booster Fund section of the FEBS website here.