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. The 2019 call is now open and will have a deadline of 1 October 2019.
For detailed information, please read the following carefully: General Guidelines for Fellowships; Terms and Conditions for FEBS Long-Term Fellowships; and Frequently-Asked Questions.
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, France in 2014, and Jerusalem in 2017, 17 former or current holders of FEBS Long-Term Fellowships gathered from 3rd to 6th July 2019 in Krakow, Poland, for the 4th FEBS Fellows Meeting. It was held just ahead of the 44th FEBS Congress, and alongside the 19th FEBS Young Scientists' Forum. The Fellows presented their research findings, exchanged ideas informally, were inspired by invited speakers and discussed scientific careers. A report can be found on page 22 of FEBS News November 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.