The EACR Travel Fellowship Programme has been providing opportunities for early-career scientists to advance their research since 1976. Now co-sponsored by Worldwide Cancer Research, the Programme supports the development of researchers through visits to centres of excellence or participation in specialised practical workshops and courses. This valuable opportunity is exclusively available to early-career EACR members.
Here’s a handy guide on How to Apply for an EACR Travel Fellowship.
Full details and eligibility criteria for the EACR Travel Fellowship Programme can be found in the Applicant Handbook..
Click here to download the application form. Remember you must be an EACR member for 12 months before you can apply.
Dates: 15 sep - 06 Nov 2016
Home: Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel
Host: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Reflecting over the visit made me realise how successful and helpful it was, much more than I expected. I feel that this visit advanced my work substantially in multiple levels. I was successful in achieving the main goal to generate a stable human cell line, which will express two specific paralogues fused to fluorescent proteins. I was exposed to research in one of the leading research institutes in the world. Besides science, I felt that Boston is a great place to visit! It is a hub of culture, sports, music, and I tried to experience it all.
Dates: 03 Sep - 03 Oct 2016
Home: University of Coimbra, Portugal
Host: BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany
Spending a month at the laboratory of Dr. Schneider and experiencing the scientific culture of BAM was inspiring. Moreover, I would like to thank Dr. Schneider for the opportunity to work under his supervision. The informal discussions with other researchers from the lab have further increased my insights into immuno-conjugation and they will help me pursuing my long-term career goals. The Travel Fellowship gave me the opportunity to experience the beauty and amazing culture of Berlin.
Dates: 15 Apr - 15 Jul 2016
Home: University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Host: University of Salford, Manchester, UK
The Travel Fellowship allowed me to have a “full immersion” experience in cancer research, studying one of the subjects that is really interesting for me and for my home institution. We obtained several preliminary results, that in the next months will be validated and that will lead soon to at least one peer-reviewed publication. I think that to travel and to visit other laboratories of different countries and cultures is the best way to grow as a scientist.
Dates: 13 - 27 March 2016
Home: University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Host: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Apart from supporting my ongoing research, this internship has been an inspiring experience as I got to observe first-hand how a big multidisciplinary team like the Helleday Laboratory comes together to crack challenging scientific questions. I would like to express my appreciation to Professor Thomas Helleday for his enormous support and for hosting me.
Dates: 18 Jan - 14 Apr 2016
Home: Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University, London, UK
Host: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
I had the most incredible experience in Professor Rhim’s laboratory, and it was a pleasure to work with such inspirational people in a unique scientific environment. I would like to thank Professor Rhim for hosting me in his lab, and his group for their advice and support during my stay. I would also very much like to express my gratitude to the EACR for the financial support which enabled me to visit the University of Michigan and complete this work and for fruitful potential future collaborations between the Barts Cancer Institute (UK) and the University of Michigan (USA).
8 out of 20 successful applicants describe their experiences in the 2017 Yearbook.
12 out of 21 successful applicants describe their experiences in the 2016 Yearbook.
23 successful applicants describe their experiences in the 2015 Yearbook.
11 successful applicants describe their experiences in the 2014 Yearbook.
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