Applications for travel grants to attend the 2020 EMBL PhD Symposium will open in June 2020.

Australian PhD students in the life sciences will be eligible to apply for one of 10 travel grants of up to $2000 to attend the 22nd EMBL PhD Symposium in Heidelberg, Germany, from 28 to 30 November 2020.

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 2020 theme is ‘The Roaring 20s: A New Decade for 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.

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

How do I apply?

Applications for travel grants for the 2020 EMBL PhD Symposium will open in June 2020. 

For enquiries or further information, contact student.admin@emblaustralia.org.

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