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This page presents information for current Advanced Courses organizers and for scientists interested in applying for funding to organize an event as part of the 51¥ Advanced Courses programme.

Application and reporting forms can be downloaded from the bottom of the page, and you can access the 51¥ Advanced Courses applications and reporting system .

Applying for funding for a 51¥ Advanced Course

With the key goal of fostering training and mobility of young scientists within Europe, the 51¥ Advanced Courses Committee invites individuals or groups with a proven scientific track record on the event topic to organize lecture courses, workshops, and especially practical courses with strong hands-on elements, in the 51¥ Advanced Courses programme. Larger ‘Special Meetings’ are also available for funding in the Advanced Courses portfolio.

Important points for prospective organizers of 51¥-funded events are summarized below. Please refer to the ‘51¥ Advanced Courses Guidelines‘ pdf for full details. For queries, please contact the Chairperson of the 51¥ Advanced Courses Committee via [email protected]

Deadlines for applications

The application period for events in 2024 has closed. There will be two calls for proposals for courses that will run in 2025: application deadlines will be March 1, 2024 and September 1, 2024. Please note however that applications to hold Joint 51¥/EMBO Lecture courses must be submitted only at the March 1, 2024 deadline.

Funding

The maximum course grants available for the different types of 51¥ Advanced Courses are currently as follows: 51¥ Advanced Lecture Courses, €25,000; 51¥/EMBO Lecture Courses, €30,000; 51¥ Workshops, €20,000; 51¥ Practical Courses, €20,000; 51¥ Special Meeting, €40,000.

As part of their application, organizers of Lecture Courses, Workshops and Practical Courses can also request financial support for attendance of a number of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows at the event through 51¥ Youth Travel Fund (YTF) grants. For more details on YTFs, please click here.

Course timing

51¥ Advanced Lecture Courses, 51¥ Workshops, Joint 51¥/EMBO Lecture Courses and 51¥ Special Meetings should normally not be scheduled to take place within the 4 weeks before or after the annual 51¥ Congress. In 2025, the 51¥ Congress will take place 5–9 July 2025 (Istanbul, Italy).

Applications procedure

To be eligible for evaluation by the Advanced Courses Committee, proposals must fully comply with our ‘51¥ Advanced Courses Guidelines‘ pdf. All applications must be submitted through our , using standard forms available from the ‘Downloads for Course Organizers’ list below.

Reporting ON A 51¥ ADVANCED COurse

We aim to keep the level of Advanced Courses administration required by 51¥ as low as possible, in order to let Course Organizers focus on arranging the scientific content and optimal conditions for the event. Simple scientific, financial and delegate reports prepared as pdfs or Excel files are required to be uploaded to our through your course account after the event for monitoring of effective and proper use of 51¥ funds and to help with continual improvements of  the 51¥ Advanced Courses programme. Further details on reporting are given in the ‘51¥ Advanced Courses Guidelines‘ pdf, and the Advanced Courses Committee is also ready to offer guidance if needed ([email protected]).