Youth Travel Fund (YTF)

Information for YTF applicants

As part of the FEBS Advanced Courses programme, we can apply for YTF grants to support our participants in this course. These grants may be up to 800 EUR per person and cover fully or partially the registration fee (including accommodation and meals) and travel costs. YTF applicants should include documented proof of their eligibility on their application together, and upload a recommendation letter signed by the current or previous supervisor by April 1st, 2016.

We will recommend candidates to FEBS based on merit, bearing in mind the eligibility criteria set by FEBS below. The candidates selected by FEBS will receive a FEBS Treasury YTF form, to be returned to the FEBS Treasury for approval at least 8 weeks before the course start date.support

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for YTF awards are as follows, and only in exceptional circumstances may any of these conditions be waived.
Presented from the FEBS web site:

  • The applicant should be not older than 35 and should be registered as a Ph.D. student at an institute of higher learning in a country where there is a FEBS Constituent Society, or should be a postdoctoral scientist within five years of having completed a Ph.D. thesis and working in a country where there is a FEBS Constituent Society;
  • The applicant must be a member of a FEBS Constituent Society and provide a valid certificate of membership (for FEBS Constituent Societies, see the Our Members section of the FEBS website);
  • The applicant should not have received a grant from the Youth Travel Fund to attend a FEBS Course / Workshop in the current year or previous year, nor a Bursary to attend the FEBS Congress in the current year, nor a grant to attend the FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum in the current year;
  • The applicant cannot be a resident of the country hosting the event;
  • For awards with travel funding, only travel within the FEBS area from the applicant’s current country of residence to the country hosting the FEBS event is supported;
  • Young scientists from the organizers’ laboratories are not eligible for FEBS YTF awards.

For YTF awardees from outside the FEBS area:

Transcontinental YTF awards may be offered by some FEBS Advanced Courses as a result of support from IUBMB for participation of scientists from outside the FEBS area.

  • The applicant should not be older than 35 and should be registered as a Ph.D. student at an institute of higher learning in a country where there is an IUBMB-adhering body but not a FEBS Constituent Society, or should be a postdoctoral scientist within five years of having completed a Ph.D. thesis and working in a country where there is an IUBMB-adhering body but not a FEBS Constituent Society;
  • The applicant must be a member of an IUBMB-related society and provide a valid certificate of membership;
  • The applicant should not have received a grant from the Youth Travel Fund to attend a FEBS Course / Workshop in the current year or previous year, nor a Bursary to attend the FEBS Congress in the current year, nor a grant to attend the FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum in the current year;
  • Awards will only be made to support travel from the applicant’s current country of residence to the country hosting the FEBS event;
  • Young scientists from the organizers’ laboratories are not eligible for YTF awards.