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Global Exchange Lecture Courses

 

About

EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Courses enable scientific exchange beyond European borders. The aim of a lecture course is to teach participants, primarily PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, about a particular topic in the life science. It should provide participants with background and underlying concepts, thereby making the topic accessible to scientists with diverse scientific background.

 

Lecture Courses can include up to 120 participants and last between three and ten days to provide sufficient time for discussion groups, poster sessions and journal clubs.

 

These lecture courses can take place in EMBC Associate Member States or in countries with which EMBO has signed a cooperation agreement.

 

Benefits

Scientists can apply for funding to organize an EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Course. EMBO contributes a maximum of 37,000 euros (€33,500 of core funding plus €3,500 exclusively for travel grants) per course.

 

EMBO  supports organizers and the meeting by:

EMBO offers travel grants for each event. Participants should apply directly to the organizers for travel grants.

Eligibility

EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Courses must take place in EMBC Associate Member State or in a cooperating partner country. During 2017 applications for organizing meetings in Chile will exceptionally be considered. Applicants who want to organize EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Courses in other regions of the world should contact Global Activities before applying ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

 

Organizers of a Global Exchange Lecture Course can be of any nationality and be based in any country.

 

EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Courses must cover a topic from the life sciences, and organizers must provide a convincing justification that the course addresses a need in the local scientific community.

 

For detailed information on the eligibility criteria, including the format of EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Courses, please consult the application guidelines (pdf).

 

 

Application

Applications for EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Courses are accepted twice a year and must be submitted through the online system. Organizers are advised to apply at least 12 months before the proposed lecture course date.

 

Application process

  • The deadlines for applications are 1 March 2017 and 1 August 2017, 14:00 CEST.
  • Applicants will be asked to complete an online and an offline application form.
  • All incoming applications are screened by the EMBO office to ensure eligibility requirements are met.
  • The decision on which proposals receive funding is made by the EMBO Course Committee in May and October, respectively. The success rate of applications to the Courses & Workshops Programme is approximately 50%.
  • All applicants are informed of the outcome of their application by email shortly after the committee meeting.

Required documentation

Applicants will be asked to provide:

  • A list of the organizers
  • Proposed title and topic of the lecture course
  • Reasons for holding a lecture course on the proposed topic
  • Information on any competing or similar meetings held in the current, proposed or following year
  • Proposed date and location
  • List of proposed speakers/instructors
  • Draft programme
  • Selection criteria and number of participants
  • Draft budget

For detailed information on the application process, key dates and required documentation, please consult the application guidelines.

 

Selection

Selection criteria

EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Courses are aimed at teaching participants, primarily PhD students and post docs, by providing them with background in relevant and timely scientific topics. Underlying concepts of a particular field should be made accessible to participants with varying scientific background.

 

In addition, the following aspects are considered by the EMBO Course Committee.

 

Scientific programme

  • The programme should feature interesting and original topics or a combination of topics in breadth and depth.

Speakers

  • The selected speakers should fully cover the proposed topic.
  • There should be a balance between leading researchers in the field and early-career researchers as speakers.
  • At least 30% of speakers should be women and there should be a geographic balance.
  • Speakers should be mostly confirmed.

Networking aspects

  • Sufficient time should be dedicated to poster sessions, discussion groups, journal clubs and informal activities.

Organizers

  • The group of organizers should be scientifically and geographically diverse.

Location

  • The location must be suitable for the planned meeting.

 

For a detailed list of selection criteria, download our application guidelines.

 

Selection process

The selection process involves the following steps:

  • All incoming applications are screened by the EMBO office to ensure eligibility requirements are met.
  • Each application is assigned to and reviewed in depth by at least two members of the EMBO Course Committee.
  • The final decision on which proposals receive funding is made by the entire committee at meetings in May and October.
  • All applicants are informed of the outcome of their application by email shortly after the committee meeting.

 

Deadlines

1 March and 1 August for lecture courses planned for the following year.

Contact

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Gerlind Wallon
Programme Manager
 T. +49 6221 8891 112

 

Luis Valente

Luis Valente
Deputy Head, EMBO Courses and Workshops
T. + 49 6221 8891 562

 

Joy Akinyi

Joy Akinyi
Administrator
T. + 49 6221 8891 105

 

Stephen Pewter

Stephen Pewter
Digital Communications Officer
T. + 49 6221 8891 103

 

Igor Jukic

Igor Jukic
Web & Graphic Design Assistant
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