- Meals including dinners with faculty in small groups
- Welcome and Departure Reception
- Course materials
- Group excursion
Does not include travel to and from the venue as well as extra nights of accommodation before or after the EMBO-FEBS Lecture Course
Payment details will be sent to accepted applicants with their notification email.
The course is limited to 120 participants.
It is designed for PhD students and early postdocs, but it is open to all.
In order to participate, you must first apply, which is free of charge. Successful applicants are notified and will then need to pay the registration fee.
At application time, you must provide an abstract of your current research project, and a short statement of your motivation to attend the course. Also, if you want to be considered for a travel grant see “Travel Grant” section below for details.
Applicants will be selected on a rolling basis (apply early!) based on the following criteria:
- Relevance of research topic to the scope of the course
- Sufficient minimum level of background knowledge
- Letters of recommendation
Please describe your current research project which you intend to present as a poster at the summer school.
When composing your abstract, please remember:
- Keep your abstract concise and less than 200 words. 150 is better.
- Include yourself as presenting author and add co-authors as necessary.
We will select some outstanding abstracts prior to the conference and invite the authors to give a short talk (5 slides, 10 min + discussion).
All participants should bring a poster of their current research project which will be displayed throughout the lecture course.
There are dedicated poster sessions during which you will be required to stand beside your poster and discuss it with interested people.
The recommended poster size is Format A0 (84 cm length by 118 cm height). Please bring one printed copy. The posters will be hung with pins or tape to boards or walls.
Some points to consider:
- Do not write a paper! A poster is a brief visual presentation of your data and ideas, not a full reproducible account of experiments.
- Adopt a visual layout. Limit the total text and break it up into smaller sections. Consider separate boxes or panels to hold different parts of the work.
- Include all required information. Check what your institution or supervisor requires you to include, such as logos and acknowledgments.
- Make graphics easily understood. Label the graph / figure directly and use titles rather than captions / legends (where possible).
- The poster needs a talk. Plan and practice what you will say to those who are interested in your work.
We will present awards for the best posters at the end of the lecture course.
A limited number of travel grants will be available from two sources.
- Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung (BIS)
- FEBS Youth Travel Funds (YTF)
You need to be a member of a FEBS Constituent or IUBMB-related society (or join one) to be eligible, see details in section on YFT grants.
Recipients of the award will receive grants to support part of their registration and/or travel costs.
Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizers.
If you would like to apply for any of these travel awards, (BIS or YTF) please first apply for the FEBS EMBO Lecture Course. During online registration state your intention and provide a short justification, then upload the following documents/information on the registration website or email them to the organizers (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the course application deadline:
· In a separate letter or in your reference letter for the conference from your supervisor, include information specific to the need and level of required travel grant funding and already available support.
· Evidence that you are a registered PhD student or a postdoc within 5 years of completing your PhD.
· Evidence that you are a member of either a FEBS Constituent Society or an IUBMB-related society (if you are applying for a YFT grant, see below).
We will consider this information to select recipients of the travel grants, taking into account overall financial need and support by the home institution or supervisor.
FEBS Youth Travel Fund (YTF)
FEBS offers a small number of awards to support the costs of young PhD students and early-career postdocs. You need to be a member of a FEBS Constituent or IUBMB-related society (or join one) to be eligible.
Awards for YTF will be made under two schemes: within FEBS area (YTF), and outside FEBS area (Transcontinental YTF). Please see the eligibility criteria for both schemes.
Child care grants
EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.