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
Candidates should normally be scientists who have obtained their PhD degree within the past three years.
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 2018 call, the system is expected to open on 1 July 2018.
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.
FEBS Fellows Meeting
Following previous Fellows Meetings in Spain in 2012 and France in 2014, 12 invited senior Long-Term FEBS Fellows convened in Jerusalem, 7–10 September 2017, alongside the FEBS Young Scientists' Forum and just ahead of the 42nd FEBS Congress, for the 3rd 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. A report can be found on page 11 of FEBS News November 2017. Given the success of the meeting and enthusiasm of the Fellows, we expect to organize a 4th gathering of invited FEBS Long-Term Fellows, in Krakow, Poland in 2019.
FEBS Fellows 'room' on the FEBS Network
At the end of 2017, a pilot private community space on the new FEBS Network was set up for FEBS Long-Term Fellows to share research progress, career insights, and mutual support. For more information, please contact the room overseer and former FEBS Fellowships Chair, Prof. Andreas Hartig.