Practical Courses

Funding for courses that provide training in experimental techniques and promote the transfer of methodologies

The deadlines for applications are 1 March 2021 and 1 August 2021, 09:00 CET

Selection

EMBO is looking to fund cutting edge courses that provide high quality training to scientists. In addition, the following aspects are considered by the EMBO Course Committee:

 

Topic:

  • The topic/techniques presented must be cutting edge and the course should cover a relatively broad range.

 

Instructors:

  • The selected instructors should cover the topic in sufficient depth and breadth and be experts in the topic.
  • The ratio of instructors to students should be appropriate to allow all participants to receive good tutoring on the topic/techniques presented.
  • Participation of instructors should be confirmed.

 

Networking aspects:

  • Sufficient time should be dedicated for networking (joint meals, coffee breaks and group discussions) and for participants’ presentations of their work

 

Location:

  • The equipment and materials should be state-of-the-art and appropriate to the topic.
  • Instructors and students should be housed together if possible.

For a detailed list of selection criteria, refer to the application guidelines. Please note that there have been recent changes to the “speakers/instructors” section of the application guidelines.

 

The selection process involves the following steps:

  • All applications are screened by the EMBO Courses & Workshops 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 is approximately 50%.
  • All applicants are informed of the outcome of their application by email shortly after the committee meeting.