EBSA Bursaries


EBSA offers bursaries to individual young scientists to participate in an EBSA-sponsored school, course or scientific meeting. EBSA also offers support for a working visit to a laboratory in an EBSA country. The purpose of these bursaries is to promote the mobility of biophysicists in the EU area, to contribute to their training, to foster scientific exchanges between laboratories in the EU area and to promote the best Science in the field of biophysics.
 


Application for an EBSA Bursary for attendance at an EBSA-sponsored school, course or scientific meeting

Applicants are asked to carefully read the following notes before filling out the application form (download form)

Request should be addressed to the organizers directly, as indicated on the event website. EBSA-sponsored events are listed below.

Applications are invited from PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows from the EU area who wish to attend an EBSA-sponsored school or meeting. In odd years, bursaries will only be given to attend the EBSA congress or a satellite meeting thereof. For the purpose of this application, EU area includes EU member states, EU associated states, countries of the former Soviet Union, Israel, Egypt. Visits must be to an EBSA Member country that is not the home or base country of the applicant. The base country is the country where the applicant is carrying out his/her research, and/or where he/she is registered for a Ph.D. Previous recipients of EBSA bursaries are eligible for new awards, but not within 24 months of the end of the previous award and not if they have failed to submit a report of the previous visit.
The bursary is to be used to defray the cost of travel and to contribute to the cost of subsistence, such as accommodation and the cost of registration. Travel is expected to be by low-cost airline, train or bus. Payment will be carried out in a single payment, by the organizers, as close to the time of the event as possible. The amount made available for each visit will be no more than 400 €, including the registration cost. The awarding of bursaries will be decided by the organizers, within the financial framework provided by the EBSA Executive Committee. The organizers will have the final say for decisions concerning eligibility, scientific merit of the application and the level of support. The organizers may ask the applicants to provide supplementary clarifications or to modify the proposals. In case of a dispute about procedure, the EBSA Executive Committee will have the final decision.
All recipients of an EBSA Bursary are required to submit a brief report (1 page maximum) describing the achievements during the visit. The report must be received by the organizers within 2 months of the end of the award. All correspondence will be carried out by email, in English.

Bursaries are available for the attendance at the following events:

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Application for an EBSA Bursary for a working visit to a laboratory in an EBSA country

Applicants are asked to carefully read the following notes before filling out the application form (Word file)

Applications are invited from young scientists from the EU area who wish to carry out experiments in a laboratory in an EBSA country.

Eligible applicants are:

    • Ph.D. students registered in the EU area
    • Postdoctoral fellows working in the EU area

For the purpose of this application, EU area includes EU member states, EU associated states, countries of the former Soviet Union, Israel, Egypt. Visits must be to an EBSA Member country that is not the home or base country of the applicant. The base country is the country where the applicant is carrying out his/her research, and/or where he/she is registered for a Ph.D. Previous recipients of EBSA bursaries are eligible for new awards, but not within 24 months of the end of the previous award and not if they have failed to submit a report of the previous visit. Bursaries are considered for working visits in the field of biophysics. Working visits are expected to last from one to ten weeks, depending on the individual case. The bursary is to be used to defray the cost of travel and to contribute to the cost of subsistence, such as accommodation. The bursaries are not salaries, and cannot be used towards the cost of research.

The bursary will provide €200/week, plus the cost of travel. Travel is expected to be by low-cost airline, train or bus. Payment will be carried out in a single payment, by bank transfer, during the working visit.

The awarding of bursaries will be decided by the Awards Committee, within the financial framework provided by the EBSA Executive Committee. Applications must be received at least 2 months prior to the start of the event. Applications that come in later will not be considered. The Awards Committee will have the final say for decisions concerning eligibility, scientific merit of the application and the level of support. The Awards Committee may ask the applicants to provide supplementary clarifications or to modify the proposals. In case of a dispute about procedure, the EBSA Executive Committee will have the final decision.

EBSA must be acknowledged in any publications resulting from this work. In addition, all recipients of an EBSA Bursary are required to submit a brief report (1 page maximum) describing the achievements during the visit. The report must be received by the Chair of the EBSA Bursary Panel within 2 months of the end of the award. All correspondence will be carried out by email, in English.

Bursaries should be sent to the representative of the EBSA Executive Committee, Prof. André Matagne.