Each year, the EMBO Courses & Workshops Committee considers around 170 proposals, and funds in excess of 50% of them, based on three overarching criteria: an exciting and timely topic that isn’t being covered elsewhere; 30% or more female speakers; and timetabling of extensive networking opportunities. If the application is for a repeat meeting, good participant feedback is also important.
Green OA might look appealing at first, but if we want OA to work in a sustainable manner for papers in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals, it has to be gold, not green.
EMBO | EuropaBio Fellowships are offered in partnership with the European Association for Bioindustries (EuropaBio)
“I applied for a Policy Lecture Grant because I think it is important to give students attending a [scientific] course a wider idea of science, and that includes science policy,” says Pascale Cossart. The microbiologist, who heads the Bacteria–Cell Interactions Unit at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, captures the essence of the EMBO Policy Lecture Scheme.