Apply for a bursary

This page provides details on the various EFI bursaries that are currently available.

1. EFI Personal Bursaries

The EFI Executive Committee proposes annually an amount of money within the annual budget that can be used to provide bursaries to EFI members. These bursaries allow EFI members to attend the annual EFI Conference and other EFI approved Scientific and Educational meetings.  The meetings that will be supported must have a theme relevant to the field of Histocompatiblity and Immunogenetics. The EFI budget is approved annually by the EFI membership at the General Assembly held during the annual EFI Conference.

The conditions regarding the bursary application are:
- There is no age limit for applicants.
- Priority will be given to individuals who are EFI member for at least one year and have not received a bursary previously.
- Members will be eligible for a maximum of two bursaries every five years.
- There are three deadlines in each year for receipt of applications: February 1st, June 1st, October 1st.
- Applications must be submitted at least two months (but no greater than six months) prior to the planned meeting.
After receipt of the bursary application the EFI executive committee (EC) will evaluate all applications. All bursaries will be awarded on the strict condition that the recipient submits a report on any scientific session of the conference attended which will be published in the EFI newsletter.

For full details please download the current procedure for bursary application (PDF-file).
You can apply for a personal bursary via the online application form.

2. EFI Education and Training Bursaries

To promote training in the field of Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility, the EFI Executive Committee has allocated a fixed number of bursaries for EFI members wishing to visit another laboratory to learn new techniques and to develop research collaborations.

The conditions regarding the bursary application are:
- The duration of the stay should be between 1 and 4 weeks approximately.
- The bursary of up to a maximum amount of €1500 will cover travel and lodging.
- In addition to the bursary, an optional bench fee of maximally €500, for which the host laboratory can apply, can be granted.
- There are four deadlines in each year for receipt of applications: February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st.
- Applications must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the planned education and training visit.

For full details please download the official procedure (PDF-file).
You can apply for an Education and Training Bursary via the application form (PDF-file).

3. Support for EFI "International Affairs"

The EFI Executive Committee will propose annually, an amount of money within the annual budget that can be used to support organisers of educational meetings.  This money is entitled “International Affairs”. The meetings that will be supported must have a theme relevant to the field of Histocompatiblity and Immunogenetics. The EFI budget is approved annually by the EFI membership at the General Assembly held during the annual EFI Conference. 

The meeting organiser(s) must have current EFI membership, unless the meeting is being organised under the auspices of another organisation e.g. ESOT, ECI.

There are four deadlines in each year for receipt of applications: March 1st, June 1st, September 1st and December 1st.  Applications must be submitted at least three months but no more than 12 months prior to the planned meeting. 

For full details please download the official procedure (PDF-file).