To promote the training in the field of Immunogenetics, the EFI Executive Committee (EC) has decided to allocate a limited number of bursaries to EFI members wishing to visit a European laboratory to learn new techniques. The duration of the stay should be between 1 and 4 weeks approximately. The bursary up to a maximum amount of €1525 will cover travel, lodging and an optional bench fee, for which the host laboratory can apply.
Candidates are asked to send the bursary application form to the EFI Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) together with an outline of the project (1 page), and their CV. A letter must be provided by the host laboratory indicating their acceptance of the applicant. The applications will be evaluated by the Education Committee.
Submissions are invited throughout the year, and candidates will be informed of the decision approximately one month later. The successful candidates are obliged to send a brief report (1-2 pages) within one month after their stay to the chairman of the Education Committee and selected reports will be published in the EFI newsletter.
Download Application Form (MS Word file)
Procedure for payment of education bursaries
When the period of the stay has been fixed, the EFI treasurer should be contacted by e-mail by the director of the hosting laboratory, at least two weeks before the stay. The treasurer will organise a transfer of the money to cover the agreed accommodation expenses to the director of the receiving laboratory, either by transfer to a bank account (please indicate the address of the bank, the title of the account and account number) or by a cheque in Euro. The receiving laboratory should indicate which solution is preferred and send a receipt back to the treasurer for accountability. The director will give the money to the candidate at the beginning of the stay.
After the stay, the candidate should send the original tickets as well as the invoice of the accommodation expenses to the treasurer with an indication of how the money should be transferred to the candidate (bank account or cheque). Please note that a bank transfer usually will take between one and two weeks.
Dr. Collete Raffoux, EFI Treasurer, E-mail: email@example.com