This page provides details on the various EFI bursaries currently available.
Proposal of Candidates for the Julia Bodmer Young Scientist Award 2013
As a tribute to the late EFI president Julia Bodmer, who encouraged many young researchers in the field of Immunogenetics , an award has established to recognize the work of a young scientist. The award is associated with an oral presentation in a plenary session at the annual EFI meeting. The recipient will receive free registration to the conference and a grant of 1000 euro to cover travel and lodging expenses. Candidates must be EFI members under the age of 35.
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The next annual EFI conference will be held in Maastricht, the Netherlands from 11th to 14th May 2013. One of the highlights of any EFI Conference is the presentation of the Julia Bodmer Young Scientist Award. This award is given to a young scientist in recognition of his or her outstanding work in the field of immunogenetics. It goes without saying that the award also represents a recognition of the laboratory in which the award winner has performed his or her work. Any EFI member can propose candidates for this award, preferably supported by a letter from the head of the laboratory where the candidate is working. The candidate needs to be an EFI member and under 35 years of age.
The winner will deliver the Julia Bodmer Young Scientist Award lecture at the Opening session of the EFI Conference in Maastricht. Further, he or she will receive 1000 euro to cover travel and hotel expenses and free registration at the conference as well.
Proposals must be sent to Ingrid Abelman at the EFI Central Office by e-mail (i.l.abelman(at)lumc.nl) before March 11, 2013. Proposals should be accompanied by the candidate’s CV, as well as by a list of publications.
EFI Personal Bursaries
The EFI Executive Committee will propose annually, an amount of money within the annual budget that can be used to provide bursaries to EFI members in order to allow their attendance at the annual EFI Conference and at other EFI approved Scientific and Educational meetings. The meetings that will be supported must have a theme relevant to the field of Histocompatiblity and Immunogenetics. The EFI budget is approved annually by the EFI membership at the General Assembly held during the annual EFI Conference.
There is no age limit for applicants. Priority will be given to individuals who are EFI member for at least one year and have not received a bursary previously. Members will be eligible for a maximum of two bursaries every five years.
There are four deadlines in each year for receipt of applications: February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st. Applications must be submitted at least two months (but no greater than six months) prior to the planned meeting.
The EFI executive committee (EC) will evaluate all applications. All bursaries will be awarded on the strict condition that the recipient submits a report on any scientific session of the conference attended which will be published in the EFI newsletter.
For full details please download the current procedure (PDF-file)
Download the application form (PDF-file)
Ann-Margaret Little, EFI Secretary.
EFI Education and Training Bursaries
To promote training in the field of Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility, the EFI Executive Committee has allocated a fixed number of bursaries for EFI members wishing to visit another laboratory to learn new techniques and to develop research collaborations. The duration of the stay should be between 1 and 4 weeks approximately. The bursary of up to a maximum amount of €1500 will cover travel and lodging. In addition, an optional bench fee of maximally €500, for which the host laboratory can apply, can be granted. There are three deadlines in each year for receipt of applications: February 1st, June 1st and October 1st. Applications must be submitted at least three months prior to the planned education and training visit.
Full details on the application procedure and the application form are given here
Download the official procedure (PDF-file)
Download the application form (PDF-file)