Applications for travel grants to attend the 2019 EMBL PhD Symposium have now closed.

Australian PhD students in the life sciences were eligible to apply for one of 10 travel grants of $2000 to attend the 21st EMBL PhD Symposium in Heidelberg, Germany, on 28 to 30 November 2019.

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.

The 2019 theme was ‘Facing the Future: Perspectives and Challenges of Life Sciences in the 21st Century’.  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.

Due to ongoing developments with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we recommend that students consult their home university's current guidelines on international travel.

How do I apply?

Applications for travel grants to the 2019 EMBL PhD Symposium have now closed. Applications for travel grants for the 2020 EMBL PhD Symposium will open in June 2020. 

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