Please note, India I EMBO Lecture Courses replaces "India I EMBO Symposia". More details below:
EMBO and the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance (referred to as ‘India Alliance’) jointly fund up to six lecture courses per year in India. The aim of a lecture course is to teach participants, primarily PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. The course should provide participants with background and underlying concepts, thereby making the topic accessible to scientists with diverse scientific background.
An India | EMBO Lecture course should consist of:
Organisers are encouraged to consider covering scientific writing, job applications, presentation skills or grant application writing. If additional trainers need to be hired, EMBO and India Alliance funds can be used. Please specify your request in the application.
Attendance of these events should not exceed 120 participants and the ratio of speakers to participants should be around 1:5. India | EMBO Lecture Courses have to take place in India and last between three and ten days to provide sufficient time for discussion groups, poster sessions and journal clubs.
The maximum core funding available for an India I EMBO Lecture Course is €33,500. In addition the India Alliance, the provides a maximum of INR 5.5 Lakhs (~ €7000) for travel grants, childcare support and training workshops.
EMBO also supports the organisers and meeting by:
Applications must meet the following criteria to be accepted:
Applications to organise an India | EMBO Lecture Course are accepted via the EMBO online system. Application deadlines are 1 March and 1 August. Selections for funding are made by the EMBO Course Committee in April/May and in September/October.
Organizers are advised to apply as early as possible in the calendar year before the proposed date of the lecture course. Applications to fund events in the same calendar year will not be considered.
In the online form, you will be asked to provide:
For detailed information on the application process, key dates, format of the meeting and required documentation, please consult the application guidelines.
Each application is reviewed in depth by at least two members of the EMBO Course Committee. The final decision is made by the entire committee. Applications should be timely and as complete as possible.
All applicants are informed of the outcome of their application by email shortly after the committee meeting.