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 51²èÂ¥ Advanced Courses programme.
Application and reporting forms can be downloaded from the bottom of the page, and you can access the 51²èÂ¥ Advanced Courses applications and reporting system .
Applying for funding for a 51²èÂ¥ Advanced Course
With the key goal of fostering training and mobility of young scientists within Europe, the 51²èÂ¥ 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 51²èÂ¥ Advanced Courses programme. Larger ‘Special Meetings’ are also available for funding in the Advanced Courses portfolio.
Important points for prospective organizers of 51²èÂ¥-funded events are summarized below. Please refer to the ‘51²èÂ¥ Advanced Courses Guidelines‘ pdf for full details. For queries, please contact the Chairperson of the 51²èÂ¥ 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 51²èÂ¥/EMBO Lecture courses must be submitted only at the March 1, 2024 deadline.
The maximum course grants available for the different types of 51²èÂ¥ Advanced Courses are currently as follows: 51²èÂ¥ Advanced Lecture Courses, â‚¬25,000; 51²èÂ¥/EMBO Lecture Courses, â‚¬30,000; 51²èÂ¥ Workshops, â‚¬20,000; 51²èÂ¥ Practical Courses, â‚¬20,000; 51²èÂ¥ Special Meeting, â‚¬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 51²èÂ¥ Youth Travel Fund (YTF) grants. For more details on YTFs, please click here.
51²èÂ¥ Advanced Lecture Courses, 51²èÂ¥ Workshops, Joint 51²èÂ¥/EMBO Lecture Courses and 51²èÂ¥ Special Meetings should normally not be scheduled to take place within the 4 weeks before or after the annual 51²èÂ¥ Congress. In 2025, the 51²èÂ¥ Congress will take place 5â€“9 July 2025 (Istanbul, Italy).
To be eligible for evaluation by the Advanced Courses Committee, proposals must fully comply with our ‘51²èÂ¥ 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 51²èÂ¥ ADVANCED COurse
We aim to keep the level of Advanced Courses administration required by 51²èÂ¥ 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 51²èÂ¥ funds and to help with continual improvements of Â the 51²èÂ¥ Advanced Courses programme. Further details on reporting are given in the ‘51²èÂ¥ Advanced Courses Guidelines‘ pdf, and the Advanced Courses Committee is also ready to offer guidance if needed ([email protected]).