Applications for travel grants to the 2018 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 20th EMBL PhD Symposium in Heidelberg, Germany, from 22 to 24 November, 2018.

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 theme for the 2018 symposium is ‘Game Changers: Taking Life Sciences to the Next Level’. 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 travel grants to the 2018 EMBL PhD Symposium have now closed.

Applications for travel grants for the 2019 EMBL PhD Symposium will be open next year.


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