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Travel grants 

A limited number of travel grants is available for eligible participants who are selected to attend EMBO Workshops, EMBO Practical Courses, EMBO | FEBS Lecture Courses, EMBO | EMBL Symposia.


EMBO Practical Courses and EMBO Workshops

Travel grants are available to attend EMBO Practical Courses and EMBO Workshops. The selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer. If you have any questions regarding travel grants for a specific event please contact the relevant organizer directly.


EMBO travel grants are allocated on the basis of the quality of the abstract submitted, with priority given to scientists from the countries listed below. Travel grants may be awarded to participants from anywhere only after qualified applicants from priority countries have been considered. Priority is given to participants of any nationality working in laboratories in:


Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey as well as from lower income economies.


Specific travel grants and fee waivers are allocated for participants of any nationality working in laboratories in Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan.


All applicants have to justify the reasons for applying for a travel grant and/or a fee waiver when registering for an event. 


For a list of all upcoming EMBO Courses & Workshops, please see the Events Calendar. For each event, you will find a link to the corresponding website.


EMBO | FEBS Lecture Courses

There are FEBS Youth Travel Fellowships available to attend joint EMBO | FEBS Lecture Courses. Further guidelines are available on the FEBS website.


EMBO | EMBL Symposia

There are travel grants and registration fee waivers available to attend EMBO | EMBL Symposia. Further guidelines are available on the EMBO | EMBL Symposia website.


India | EMBO Symposia

There are Travel Grants by EMBO and India Alliance available to attend joint India | EMBO Symposia.

Childcare grants

Organizers of EMBO events can allocate funds to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO funded meeting. Up to €1000 are provided for each course or workshop in addition to the core funding awarded. Eligible costs include fees for a baby-sitter or child-care facility, travel costs for a care giver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. The selection is handled by the organisers of the respective meetings.


For applicants of EMBO Practical Courses and EMBO Workshops

Please contact the relevant course organizer directly