PhD students have limited opportunities to travel overseas for training and networking. But EMBL Australia’s student program offers travel grants and support for any Australian PhD student to spend time at European Molecular Biology Laboratory campuses in Germany, France, Italy or the UK. Students can join training courses, conferences or symposia across Europe, learning from experts in a wide range of life sciences.
The following travel grants are available in 2014:
The EMBL Australia PhD Travel Grants provide up to $3,500 for short trips of less than six weeks, or up to $7,500 for a longer visit of up to 6 months. Applications for travel between 1 July 2014 and 31 December 2014 are now open, until 4 April 2014.
The EMBL PhD Symposium Grants offer travel to Europe to attend the annual EMBL PhD Symposium – a conference designed for PhD students, organised by PhD students. Applications will open in April/May 2014 for travel to the symposium in October 2014.
The EMBL Australia’s International PhD Program enables students to undertake their PhD at an EMBL facility in Europe.
The PhD is jointly awarded and co-supervised by EMBL and the student’s Australian university, and students are provided with a stipend and travel support. These grants are open to PhD students studying life sciences at any Australian university or research institute. Later in 2014, EMBL Australia will also be offering training opportunities in Australia. For more details on those courses, and all of EMBL Australia’s student programs, head to: http://www.emblaustralia.org/students