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Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants will be available from two sources.

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung (BIS)

  • FEBS Youth Travel Funds (YTF)

For the YTF grants 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. Anybody can apply for a BIS grant.

Recipients of the award will receive grants to support part of their registration and/or travel costs. Travel grants will be paid out at the end of the conference.

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 Advanced 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 (febsembointerorgan@gmail.com) before the course application deadline:

  1. 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.
  2. Evidence that you are a registered PhD student or a postdoc within 5 years of completing your PhD.
  3. Evidence that you are a member of either a FEBS Constituent Society or an IUBMB-related society (if you are applying for a YTF award, 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.


A limited number of FEBS Youth Travel Funds (YTF) Awards are available to support participation of early-career scientists in this event. The selection of applicants to receive FEBS YTF awards will be carried out by the Course Organizers and approved by the FEBS Treasury Office according to the FEBS YTF eligibility criteria (also shown below).

Application and notification of outcome:

Please check the Applications section of the website. In the platform's registration system, (i) include proof of your society membership in the file you upload with supporting documents, and (ii) answer yes to the question asking about interest in applying for a travel award. 

Applicants selected by the Course Organizers will be notified at the conference. In case of great justified need please contact the course organizers if you need help with travel funds prior to the conference.

Eligibility criteria for applicants travelling from the FEBS area of Europe and neighbouring regions:

  • The applicant should be not older than 35, should be registered as a PhD student at an institute of higher learning in a country where there is a FEBS Constituent Society or should be a postdoctoral scientist within five years of having completed a PhD thesis, working in a country where there is a FEBS Constituent Society;
  • The applicant must be a member of a FEBS Constituent Society and provide a valid certificate of membership (for FEBS Constituent Societies, see the Our Members section of the FEBS website);
  • The applicant should not have received a grant from the Youth Travel Fund to attend a FEBS Course / Workshop in the current year or previous year, nor a Bursary to attend the FEBS Congress in the current year, nor a grant to attend the FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum in the current year;
  • The applicant cannot be a resident of the country hosting the event;
  • For awards with travel funding, only travel within the FEBS area from the applicant’s current country of residence to the country hosting the FEBS event is supported;
  • Young scientists from the Organizers’ laboratories are not eligible for FEBS YTF awards.

For applicants travelling from outside the FEBS area:

One transcontinental YTF award is offered as a result of support from IUBMB for participation of scientists from outside the FEBS area in this event. For eligibility crtieria, please find the guidelines here on the FEBS website.

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