Grants

ECRO actively supports young researchers and provides travel grants to attend the annual ECRO meeting  and other scientific events in the field of Olfaction and Taste.

 

General rules

Who can apply?

A prerequisite for receiving travel grants is that the applicant is an ECRO member. Please, make sure that you have paid your yearly membership fee (January-December) before sending your travel grant application. Applications of non-ECRO members cannot be considered. Please note, that only one student per lab can be awarded for a given fellowship. Preference will be given to students who are actively presenting at the conference that they wish to attend, i.e. the applicant has to be the presenting author of an accepted abstract when applying for travel support. No applicant will be granted twice for the same type of fellowship.

 

Supported activities

The following support schemes are available for application:

  1. Attendance of the annual ECRO conference can be supported with 500,-€ per grant for travel outside the member's country and 300,- € per grant for travel within the member's country. The number of grants depends on the available budget of ECRO. The application deadline will be announced on the Home Page and/or the Conference website.
  2. Attendance of AChemS meeting is supported with 1.000,- € per grant. Two fellowships are available per calendar year. The applications must be sent before March 15th of that year.
  3. Attendance of other conferences, meetings, summer schools, workshops, and practical or theoretical courses in the field of olfaction and taste, which are organized in Europe are supported with 500,-€ per grant for travel outside the member's country and 300,- € per grant for travel within the member's country. Events for which travel support is available will be announced on the ECRO website. The number of available grants depends on the available ECRO budget. Deadlines: March 31st, June 30th, September 30th and December 31st. The complete set of application documents has to be received by ECRO at least 6 weeks before the event.
  4. Laboratory visits: A limited number of grants, 500 € each, is available for short term visits of partner laboratories to promote interaction and collaboration between ECRO members. The number of available grants depends on the available ECRO budget. Deadlines: March 31st, June 30th, September 30th and December 31st. The complete set of application documents has to be received by ECRO at least 6 weeks before the event.

 

Application documents

Please submit the following documents for your application:

  1. Request letter stating the objectives to be achieved
  2. Curriculum Vitae and publication list
  3. Supporting letter from the Supervisor or Department Head
  4. Abstract to be presented at the meeting or an outline of the purpose of the visit to a laboratory
  5. Letter of acceptance from the Organiser when attending an event (meeting, school, course) where the number of admitted participants is limited.
  6. Proof of membership payment

Required file format: please submit your application documents in an assembled PDF format following the order mentioned above. File name have to begin with the last name of the applicant.

 

Submission

Submit your application (using the required file format!) by email to the General Secretary of ECRO:

Dr Didier Trotier (didier.trotier @inaf.cnrs-gif.fr).

Please, note that incomplete or late applications will not be processed.

 

Additional notes - How to sumbit your report (Requirement of receiving a grant)

Two weeks after the event you must send a short report to the ECRO Newsletter Editor Prof Paolo Pelosi (ppelosi @agr.unipi.it) and a copy to the General Secretary (didier.trotier @inaf.cnrs-gif.fr). The report will be published without any editing in the following issue of the Newsletter.

These reports should not be regarded as polite and formal duties to thank ECRO for the help received. It should be written in a concise but informative style with facts and data, rather than just emotional feelings (although personal experiences and their impact on the scientific formation of the reporter are welcome). Some information about home institution, type of scientific background and personal interests are important to complete the report.

As an indication, a length of 500-600 words could be appropriate, corresponding to about one page of the ECRO Newsletter, but this is not a strict rule and longer reports are welcome, provided they are written in concise and fluent style. One or two pictures, even if not related to scientific events, can make the report more attractive and are strongly encouraged.