Applications for travel grants for the 26th Annual EMBL PhD Symposium will be announced in late 2024.

Updated information on the EMBL PhD Symposium and speakers will be posted here.

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How do I apply for a travel grant?

Applications will need to include a letter of support from your supervisor. An example letter can be found in the resources tab of this webpage.

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 undergo a blind selection process and will be ranked solely on the basis of qualification and scientific potential by the EMBL Australia Travel Grant selection committee.

What can the travel grant funds be used for?

Funds can be used for any reasonable and relevant expense related to your attendance at EMBL.

This may include but is not restricted to:

  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Course fees or conference registration
  • Meals and general expenses

You will need to submit a report including your final budget with receipts/evidence to the Student Programs Coordinator via at EMBL Australia within six weeks of your return.

How will the grant be paid?

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of August 2023. 

Once the EMBL Australia Travel Grant Selection Committee has decided to fund an application, funds will be transferred upon confirmation of course/conference registration at least one month prior to the planned departure date stated in the application form.