Back FEBS Summer Fellowships 2020

Update 16 March 2020: Because of the current coronavirus situation in Europe, please note:
  • the deadline for Summer Fellowship Applications 2020 is extended until 5.00pm on Friday 15th May 2020.
  • for successful applications, the Fellowships office will allow possible postponement of the Fellowship until December 2020.

FEBS Summer Fellowships are awarded to young promising students in a FEBS country wishing to gain practical scientific experience in an institution located in another country within the FEBS area.

This fellowship call closed at 5.00pm on Friday 15th May 2020. If you have a user account registered with this fellowship call, please go to the My Account page to view your data.

Fellowship Call Details

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be engaged as master or PhD students in laboratory research and must not have yet submitted a doctoral thesis.
  • Fellowships are not awarded for attendance at courses, symposia, meetings or congresses.
  • In order to be eligible to apply for a Summer Fellowship, applicants need 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 Summer Fellowship may not apply for another Summer Fellowship. However, past recipients of a Summer Fellowship who fulfil the requirements of a Collaborative Developmental Scholarship may apply for such a Scholarship, but this application may only be made after at least one year of completion of their Summer 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 guidelines for more detailed explanations.
  • Candidates must provide details for an experienced scientist who has agreed to submit a letter supporting the application through the website. The referee must be from the institution where candidates have worked or studied in the preceding year and will be asked for an opinion on the candidate's practical skills, scientific curiosity and dedication, strong/weak points and degree of maturity. Candidates 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 Friday 15th May 2020.

Fellowship Details

  • The Fellowship will consist of a single sum of money, the total amount of which will be determined by the FEBS Fellowships Committee, in consultation with the FEBS Treasurer. In 2020, it amounts to €3,500.
  • Applications must be completed in English.
  • The Fellowship should be used between July 1 and October 30 of the current year. Any delay will require the authorization of the Chairperson of the FEBS Fellowships Committee.
  • Within three months of completion of the Fellowship, Fellows must send electronically a short report detailing the work done while in receipt of the Fellowship 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.
  • The author of the report judged to be the best in that year will receive a prize, which currently amounts to €500.
  • Please view the FEBS Summer Fellowships page for further information.

Application Timetable

  • The application process begins on Tuesday 21st January 2020.
  • The application and one letter of support must be submitted through the website by 5.00pm on Friday 15th May 2020. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Decisions will be communicated to the applicants no later than 30th June 2020.
  • Fellowships will commence earliest on 1st July 2020.

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