The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) is an independent association representing medicinal chemistry societies in Europe. Its objective is to advance the science of medicinal chemistry by promoting cooperation and networking, by providing training and mentoring, by rewarding scientific excellence, and by facilitating communication and influencing stakeholders.

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EFMC Grants

EFMC is funding grants for EFMC organised events with the aim to support the participation of young academic scientists. Upon application, up to 50% of the registration fee for EFMC-ISMC, EFMC-ASMC, Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry, EFMC Short Courses or the EFMC Accredited School (Urbino) will be covered by EFMC. To apply for an EFMC grant, please fill in the application form before the deadline and upload your CV, publication list, abstract, motivation letter and support letter from the supervisor.

  • Deadline 8th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry: "Engineering of Biopharmaceuticals" (March 16-19, 2014, The Netherlands): February 8, 2014
  • Deadline XXIII EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (September 7-11, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal): August 1, 2014
  • Deadline 9th EFMC Short course on Medicinal Chemistry: "Principles of Molecular Recognition" (October 26-29, 2014, The Netherlands): October 3, 2014

EFMC - Bentham Travel Grants

The EFMC has reached an agreement with Bentham Science Publishers ( for the establishment of the EFMC-Bentham Travel Grants with the aim of supporting the participation of young scientists in the EFMC-ISMC 2014. Bentham is funding such travel grants with a total amount of € 5.000. The grants will be offered to ten young scientists (€ 500 each), not older than 30 years, who will be nominated by the EFMC-ISMC 2014 Organising Committee.

Applications have to be sent by e-mail to including the CV of the candidate, a supporting letter of a senior scientist and the submitted abstract(s).

The deadline for submissions is March 25, 2014. The recipients will be announced as of June 6, 2014.

EFMC Roche Studentships

One of the goals of the EFMC is to enhance interactions at the industry/academia interface and to promote improved cooperation between the pharmaceutical industry and academia. Our former Industry Liaison Committee (EFMC-ILC) proposed an opportunity to broaden the awareness to European University based chemistry students of the EFMC activities by rewarding excellence accomplished during a medicinal chemistry internship in industry.

The 2nd EFMC-Roche studentships will be rewarded at the XXIII International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC) in Lisbon on September 11, 2014 by Ulrich Stilz (EFMC President) and Alexander Mayweg (Roche). The recipients are Corentine Laurin (University of Glasgow, UK) and Johannes Lehmann (TU München, Germany). The EFMC would like to congratulate Corentine and Johannes on their fantastic achievement.

The EFMC hope that other companies supporting medicinal chemistry internship students can recognise excellence in this way. If you are interested in more information please contact


In addition to the EFMC grants, EFMC and the Scientific Committee of ESMEC are offering 13 (10+3) scholarships for the participation to the XXXIV edition of the school, scheduled from June 29 to July 4, 2014.

The scholarships, covering the registration fee and the full board accommodation, will be assigned to PhD students enrolled in Doctoral Schools held in one of the member countries of EFMC, excluding Italy. A Committee formed by Prof. Carlo De Micheli, the Director of ESMEC-Urbino, Dr Ulrich Stilz - President of EFMC, and Prof. Antonello Mai, member of the School’s Scientific Committee, will carry out the selection on the basis of the candidate scientific CV.

Applicants are invited to fill in the enclosed form and to send it along with the CV, a motivation letter and the abstract of the research project, preferably by e-mail, stating in the subject box "ESMEC Application" within March 21st, 2014 to:

Prof. Carlo De Micheli
Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche
Università di Milano
Via L. Mangiagalli, 25
20133 Milano (Italy)

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