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Workshops

 

About

EMBO Workshops are meetings that cover different and evolving aspects of life-science-related subject areas and bring scientists together to present and discuss their latest findings. Workshops may alternate with corresponding meetings held outside of Europe to facilitate interactions between scientists based in Europe and beyond.

 

Workshops should last between two and a half and five days, and attract between 80 and 450 participants.

 

Benefits

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

 

EMBO supports the organizers by:

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

 

Eligibility

EMBO Workshops must take place in an EMBC Member State, an EMBC Associate Member State or in a cooperating partner country. During 2017 applications for organizing meetings in Chile will exceptionally be considered.

 

EMBO may consider applications for EMBO Workshops in other regions of the world. Scientists should contact Global Activities before applying ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

 

Organizers can be of any nationality and be based in any country.

 

EMBO Workshops must cover a topic from the life sciences, and organizers must provide a convincing justification that the workshop serves an active and evolving community. Furthermore, the application should include a list of (mostly) confirmed speakers.

 

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

 

 

Application

Applications for EMBO Workshops 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 workshop 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.
  • All applicants are informed of the outcome of their application by email shortly after the committee meeting.

Please note: For repeating workshops, a new application is required for each individual meeting within a series, which will be evaluated competitively.

 

Required documentation

Applicants will be asked to provide:

  • A list of the organizers
  • Proposed title and topic of the meeting
  • Reasons for holding a meeting 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 is looking to fund cutting edge meetings that facilitate top-level scientific exchange. In addition, the following aspects are considered by the EMBO Course Committee.

 

Scientific programme

  • The programme should cover 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 and informal interactions.

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. 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.

 

Deadlines

1 March and 1 August for workshops 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
T. + 49 6221 8891 131