A limited number of grants, sponsored by the European Biophysical Societies' Association (EBSA), is available for eligible participants who attend the International Workshop on Biological Membranes.

Who is eligible?

Applications are invited from PhD students and Postdoctoral scientists from the EU area attending the International Workshop on Biological Membranes. For the purpose of this application, EU area includes EU member states, EU associated states, countries of the former Soviet Union, Israel, Egypt. Grants will be allocated on the basis of the quality of the abstract, justification letter, and applicant's CV submitted to the Grants Committee. All recipients of a grant are required to submit a brief report (1 page maximum) describing the achievements during the meeting. The report must be received by the organizers within 2 months after the meeting.


Grant applications must be submitted before April 15, 2018 to the chair of the Grants Committee (Mikko Karttunen, e-mail: The notification about the grant application results will be sent on April 15, 2018. Reports must be sent to the chair of the Grants Committee before October 22, 2018.

How to apply?

Grant applications should be sent to the chair of the Grant Committee by e-mail (Mikko Karttunen, e-mail: with a title: “International Workshop on Biological Membranes – Grant application”. The application should contain:

  • Tentative abstract of a scientific contribution (Contributing Talk and/or poster presentation) – please use the conference template (.docx or .doc format);
  • Short justification (up to one A4 page) describing why you need this grant (.pdf format);
  • CV (up to two A4 pages) containing the list of publications (.pdf format).

Only fully completed applications will be taken into consideration for further assessment.

What is covered?

Grant of 600 EUR covers the conference registration fee (250 EUR) and travel&housing expenses (a flat sum of 350 EUR).

Note: Recipients must take care of their accommodation and travel arrangements by themselves.