Australian PhD students in the life sciences are invited to apply for one of 10 travel grants to attend the 19th EMBL PhD Symposium in Heidelberg, Germany, from 19 to 21 October, 2017.

Applications for grants of up to $3000 are open until 31 July. Apply online here

Note that, as part of the application process, a letter of support from your supervisor must be sent to by 31 July.

About the symposium

The symposium is an annual event, organised by first-year PhD students at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany. It brings together fellow students from around the world for a three-day series of talks by leading experts and by students themselves. It’s an opportunity to make connections with international scientists and get new insight into your own research direction.

This year’s theme is ‘Bridging the Gaps: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Life Sciences’. The symposium will depict a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches that bear great potential in explicitly defining and successfully resolving complex biological problems. The program includes networking opportunities, poster sessions and workshops with experts.

Find more information about the symposium and speakers here

Who is eligible to receive the travel grants?

The grants are open to students in almost any field – biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, informatics, engineering and molecular medicine – who are currently enrolled in a PhD program at an Australian university and have not yet submitted a thesis. Applications will be reviewed and ranked solely on the basis of qualification and scientific potential by the EMBL Australia Travel Grant selection committee.

How do I apply?

Applications for grants of up to $3000 are open until 31 July. Apply online here.

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