EFIS – World Fellowship

The World Fellowship funding instrument of the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) is aimed at building a strong international immunological research network.

Further Information

Funding body:
European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS)
Maximum value:
€ 12,000
Application deadline:

Extended Description

The European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) is a non-profit umbrella organisation established in 1975. It represents immunological societies from all across Europe, whereby every active member of any of the member societies is automatically considered an EFIS member and can as such benefit from EFIS-programs.

Within the framework of the World Fellowship funding instrument, EFIS and Immunology Letters (IL) award long-term fellowships (up to six months) for purposes of scientific collaboration, advanced training or of learning techniques or methods not available in the applicant’s current place of work.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants are members of an EFIS-affiliated society (exceptions to this may apply only for applicants from European countries without a national society) who are 35 years of age or younger and who hold at least a Master’s degree.

An extension to the age limit of up to 18 months may be granted for maternity/paternity leave, civil or military service, etc.

Fellowships are not renewable and can be held only once.

Additional Information

Three fellowships will be awarded following one call per year.

Value Notes

The grant is €1,750 per month. In addition, EFIS will reimburse travel costs (economy air or second-class train fare) up to a maximum of €1,500.


Fellowships cannot be held simultaneously with awards or funding made available by other sources or organisations, nor can they be used to prolong visits begun under other auspices, or as a means to bridge between research visits funded by other organisations.

Application Procedure

Applications may be submitted to EFIS by providing all required information in the online application form.

The application must consist of the following documents:

  • Short curriculum vitae.
  • List of publications.
  • Project proposal (maximum of two pages). The proposal should include summary and aim, background and operational objectives and working plan.
  • Letter of recommendation (not from the receiving institute).
  • Acceptance letter from the head of receiving Institute.
  • Proof of EFIS membership.

There is one application period per year. The next application deadline is 28 February 2017.

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