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Travel fellowship

ISCB Travel Fellowship

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) will provide travel fellowships to help students and postdocs attend the ECCB2024 to present a talk or a poster at the conference. Funding sources for travel fellowships are very limited, and we regret that we may not be able to fund all applicants. The conference organizers are committed to support as many eligible applicants as possible. Fellowship consideration is based on ISCB membership, accepted work to ECCB2024 and country economic status based on World Bank rankings.

Travel fellowship application overview and requirements

  1. The applicant must be the presenting author of an accepted ECCB2024 proceedings paper, highlight talk or poster. ​(The presenting authors can send a travel fellowship application before receiving the acceptance notification for their submissions; if their submissions are accepted for presentation at the conference, they will be shortlisted among the candidates who applied for travel funding.)
  2. The applicant must be a current member of ISCB whose membership does not expire prior to the last day of the conference (September 20, 2024). Memberships must be paid in full prior to the submission of a travel fellowship application.
  3. The applicant must attend all four days of the main conference (September 17-20) and secure additional funding from other sources to be able to cover the full costs of attending the conference.
  4. These fellowships are reserved for MSc students, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with a position at an accredited university or college at the time of the conference. Evidence of student or postdoctoral status is mandatory to meet the eligibility criteria.
  5. The applicant must pay for the costs of attending the conference upfront. After the conference, applicants will be asked to submit receipts for travel that equal or exceed the announced award amount to receive the full award funding. Details of receipt submission and funding distribution will be included in the acceptance letter.
  6. Fellowship grantees must acknowledge the ISCB support in their poster and/or scientific talk.

Travel fellowships can be used to pay for partial or full costs of ECCB2024 conference registration, travel expenses, or hotel accommodation. Additional expenses, such as registration fees to attend workshops, tutorials or satellite meetings, will not be eligible for reimbursement. The maximum amount of funding per applicant is 750 euro. The grant will be paid to the funded applicant after the ECCB2024 conference.

Applying for a fellowship does not guarantee that you will receive funding. If your attendance at the ECCB2024 conference is dependent on receipt of a travel fellowship, please wait until the acceptance notification of travel fellowships before registering.


Please fill in the application form by June 2, 2024 [23:59h, EEST].

Submit your application here!

After the submission deadline, no changes to your application can be made. Multiple applications and applications without evidence of eligibility will be excluded.

The acceptance notification of fellowship applications will be sent by June 5, 2024, via email. Applicants selected for funding will receive an acceptance letter including further details.

Key dates

  • Travel fellowship application open:
    Tue, 21 May 2024
  • Submission deadline for ISCB Travel Fellowships:
    Sun, 2 June 2024
  • Acceptance notification for ISCB Travel Fellowships:
    Tue, 5 June 2024
  • Registration deadline for Proceedings’ authors:
    Fri, 7 June 2024
  • Registration deadline for Highlight Talks’ authors:
    Fri, 7 June 2024
  • Registration deadline for Posters’ authors:
    Fri, 14 June 2024
Apply by 2 June!

Contact details

For any questions regarding the fellowship application, please contact: