FEBS and IUBMB
By: Peter Ott
NEW COLLABORATION: The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) and the International Union of Biochemistry (IUBMB) wish to enter into a new collaborative initiative.
FEBS and the International Union of Biochemistry (IUBMB) wish to enter into a collaborative initiative related to the financial support for so-called "IUBMB Speakers" attending FEBS events otherwise supported through the FEBS Advanced Course Committee. Both FEBS and IUBMB recognize the mutual and reciprocal benefits of this initiative for their organizations. Hence, IUBMB and FEBS agree on this joint initiative aimed at increasing the global participation of leading scientists as well as young scientists at FEBS Advanced Lecture Courses / FEBS Workshops / FEBS Special Meetings.
Effective for all 2011 events, FEBS and IUBMB have started a collaboration, whereby IUBMB has agreed to provide up to a maxium of 2.000 USD for organizers to invite an "IUBMB Speaker" to deliver a lecture at FEBS Advanced Lecture Courses, Workshops, and Special Meetings.
In the relevant FEBS applications forms, organizers may propose one IUBMB Speaker (including name, contact address, scientific field and title of talk). Proposed scientists must be members of an IUBMB-adherent society and the nomination must be approved by the IUBMB. All details, terms and conditions and procedure can be found in the Guidelines.
FEBS is also providing so-called Transcontinental Youth Travel Fund (YTF) Grants for young scientists from non-FEBS countries to support their attendance at certain events of the FEBS Advanced Courses Committee. This scheme enables participation of up to 4 young scientists from each of Asia and North America, as well as 2 young scientists from each of South America and Africa at FEBS Courses and Workshops.
All FEBS eligibility rules posted on the FEBS website apply to Transcontinental YTF grants; in addition, FEBS organizers must verify that recipients of Transcontinental YTF grants are from countries represented in the IUBMB as Adhering or Associated-Adhering body.