EMBL Australia Announces PhD Travel Grants

EMBL Australia Announces PhD Travel Grants

EMBL - the European Molecular Biology Laboratory - is a global powerhouse of life science research. They nurture leading young researchers and provide up to nine years of guaranteed funding for young program leaders. Support starts at PhD level with a comprehensive suite of training and career development programs for PhD students. EMBL Australia was created to maximise the benefits of Australia's associate membership to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).

Thirty travel grants have been announced for PhD students to train at EMBL in Italy, Germany or the UK. Mingle with other PhD students in Germany, or study at one of EMBL's five facilities in Europe with a travel grant from EMBL Australia. These grants are for Australia's best young PhD students - those with the potential to become leaders of one of the 18 programs that EMBL Australia will set up across Australia.  There are two programs with a total of 30 grants for Australian PhD students in 2012.

EMBL PhD Symposium Travel Grant Program

There is $3000 available for each of 20 PhD students to attend the 14th International EMBL PhD Symposium, 25-27 October, 2012 at EMBL's Heidelberg campus in Germany. The Symposium is organised by EMBL's PhD cohort to bring other students from across the world to Europe to meet their peers and hear from leaders in molecular biology and bioinformatics.  

EMBL Australia Travel Grant Program

Train at one of EMBL's five European facilities, go to a conference or take a short course. EMBL Australia is providing up to 10 places for Australian PhD students to visit EMBL's labs in Heidelberg and Hamburg in Germany, Grenoble in France, Hinxton at Cambridge University, or Monterotondo in Rome, Italy. You can apply for $3500 for a short visit (up to six weeks), or $7500 for a long-term visit (up to six months).

Both grants are open to students in 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.

Information on how to apply is on the EMBL Australia website