FEBS Long-Term Fellowships, Federation of European Biochemical Societies, Europe

FEBS Long-Term Fellowships Fall 2019

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 as well as the referees’ letters of support must be received by 5.00pm on Tuesday 1st October 2019. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Please make sure that your application and your letter of support reach us before the closing date.

To apply, you are required to register. This enables you to save your application and revisit/edit it before submitting, or to check its status. It is recommended that you register as soon as possible.

To register, please go to the Application Registration page.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a PhD and should normally be scientists with no more than three years post-doctoral experience.
  • In order to be eligible to apply for a Long-Term Fellowship, 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.
  • Applications must be aimed at furthering the science of biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • Past holders of a Long-Term Fellowship may not apply for another Long-Term Fellowship.
  • Please view the Eligibility Requirements for further details. The FEBS Fellowships Office is unable to answer queries relating to your eligibility; please follow the instructions and refer to the FAQs for more detailed explanations.
  • Candidates must provide details for one experienced scientist who has agreed to submit a letter supporting the application through the website. The referee should be acquainted with your work and must not work at the host institute. PhD students or applicants having obtained their PhD recently are encouraged to ask their PhD supervisor to provide this letter.
  • The application as well as a referee’s letter of support must be submitted online by 5.00pm on Tuesday 1st October 2019.

Fellowship Details:

  • Normally, in each call no more than one candidate per given head of research group in a host laboratory will be granted a fellowship.
  • The amount of the fellowship will depend on the cost of living in the country visited and will include travelling expenses for the fellow and their dependants. Travel costs will provide for a second-class rail fare or an economy flight between the place of residence and the host laboratory. Travel costs will not be paid if the applicant is already working at the host institute at the closing date of the call. Assistance for children may also be provided (for 1 child +14% and for 2 or more +28% on annual stipend).
  • Applications must be completed in English.
  • The fellowship should be taken up within six months of its award. Any delay will require the authorisation of the Chairperson of the FEBS Fellowships Committee.
  • At the end of each six months of the fellowship, fellows must prepare a short report highlighting progress of their work and, within three months of completion of the fellowship, they must prepare a short report detailing the work done while in receipt of the fellowship. These reports are to be sent electronically to the Chairperson of the FEBS Fellowships Committee. The FEBS Fellowship should be acknowledged in any work published relating to the project funded and two reprints of each article should be sent electronically to the Chairperson of the Fellowships Committee.
  • During the tenure of the fellowship or after its completion, fellows may apply for a FEBS Distinguished Young Investigator Award or a grant from the FEBS Fellowship Follow-up Research Fund.
  • By acceptance of a FEBS Fellowship, senior or recently completed FEBS Long-Term Fellows are expected to attend one FEBS Fellows Meeting preceding the annual FEBS Congress, upon invitation from the FEBS Fellowships Chair.
  • Please view the FEBS Long-Term Fellowships page for further information.

Application Timetable:

  • The application process begins on Monday 1st July 2019.
  • The application and one letter of support must be submitted through the website by 5.00pm on Tuesday 1st October 2019. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Decisions will be communicated to the applicants no later than 20th December 2019.
  • Fellowships will commence earliest on 1st January 2020.

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