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.
EFMC - Bentham Travel Grants
The EFMC has reached an agreement with Bentham Science Publishers (www.bentham.org) 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 April 1, 2014. The recipients will be announced as of June 6, 2014.
In addition to the EFMC grants, EFMC and the Scientific Committee of ESMCEC are offering 13 free registrations for the European School of Medicinal Chemistry (ESMEC) to students from outside Italy.
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, Prof. Gerhard Ecker, representative 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.
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 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 first EFMC-Roche studentships have been announced at the EFMC ISMC Symposium held in Berlin on September 2012 by Ulrich Stilz (EFMC President) and Torsten Hoffmann (Roche). The recipients were Nicole Trainor (Imperial College, UK) and Claudio Grünenfelder (ETH Zürich, Switzerland). The Industry Liaison Committee on behalf of the EFMC would like to congratulate Nicole and Claudio on their fantastic achievement.
The EFMC-ILC hope that other companies supporting medicinal chemistry internship students can recognise excellence in this way. If you are interested in more information please contact
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