FEBS Collaborative Developmental Scholarships 2019

Collaborative Developmental Scholarships (CDS) are for the exclusive benefit of students engaged in research for a doctoral thesis in Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Morocco, Serbia, Tunisia or Ukraine and who need to visit a well-funded laboratory elsewhere in Europe for the purpose of carrying out experimental procedures that would be impossible in their home country because of a lack of resources.

Applications as well as the referees' letters of support must be submitted online. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

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.

Fellowship Call Details

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be engaged in research for a doctoral thesis in one of these countries: Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Morocco, Serbia, Tunisia or Ukraine.
  • The aim of the Scholarships is to support short visits to well-funded laboratories elsewhere in Europe for the purpose of carrying out experimental procedures that would be impossible in the students' home countries because of lack of resources.
  • Scholarships are not awarded for attendance at courses, symposia, meetings or congresses.
  • In order to be eligible to apply for a Scholarship, applicants need to be members of a FEBS Constituent Society.
  • Applications must be within the scope of the science of biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • Applications may be made at any time, but an application must be submitted at least three months before the proposed starting date.
  • It is expected that there will not normally be more than two visits, at least one year apart, during the period of research for a thesis. Students who have been in receipt of a FEBS Summer Fellowship and fulfil the requirements of the Scholarship Scheme may be eligible to one further visit to a Western Europe laboratory, but may not apply for a Scholarship before at least one year after completion of their Summer Fellowship.
  • Please view the Eligibility Requirements for further details. The administrator is unable to answer queries relating to your eligibility; please follow the instructions and refer to the guidelines for more detailed explanations.

Scholarship Details

  • Scholarships are awarded for no more than two or three months.
  • Scholarships are intended to cover subsistence and travel costs for the Fellow only; expenses incurred by dependants are not provided for. The daily subsistence allowance amounts to €60 per day. Travel costs will provide for a second-class rail fare or an economy flight between the place of residence and the host laboratory.
  • Applications must be completed in English.
  • The Scholarship should be taken up within six months of its award. Any delay will require the authorization of the Chairperson of the FEBS Fellowships Committee.
  • Within three months of completion of the Scholarship, Scholarship Holders must send electronically a short report detailing the work done while in receipt of the Scholarship to the Chairperson of the FEBS Fellowships Committee. The FEBS Collaborative Developmental Scholarship should be acknowledged in any work published relating to the project funded and one reprint of each article should be sent in electronic form to the Chairperson of the Fellowships Committee.
  • Please view the FEBS Collaborative Developmental Scholarships page for further information.

Application Timetable

  • The application must be submitted at least three months before the proposed starting date.
  • FEBS aims to inform the candidates of its decision within one month after submission.
  • The Scholarship should be taken up within six months of its award.






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