Call for applications for EFIS Travel Grants for ECI 2015

EFIS is delighted to announce the availability of 200 travel grants for ECI 2015!



EFIS introduces a new support scheme for PhD courses

EFIS has launched a new program to support PhD courses and events organized by its affiliated Societies with fewer than 500 active members.



IUIS Statement on Ebola

The International Union of Immunological Societies has published in Frontiers in Immunology a position paper on the Ebola virus breakout: 'A Dead-End Host: is there a way out?' by Clive M Gray, Marylyn Addo, Reinhold E Schmidt.

ACTERIA Prizes awarded by EFIS: singling out Europe's young talents in immunology and allergology

Once again, EFIS is delighted to announce the ACTERIA Prizes awarded by EFIS in immunology and allergology. Four prizes in all - two to the best doctoral theses defended in the last 3 years and two to the best early career research to investigators with 10 years postdoctoral experience - will be awarded. The ACTERIA Doctoral Thesis Prizes carry a cash award of €15,000, while the ACTERIA Early Career Research Prizes amount to €25,000 each. In addition, awardees will automatically become eligible for 3-year research grants of up to €50,000 annually.

Full details on eligibility criteria and application guidelines are available on the dedicated website:

Deadline for submission of applications: December 31st, 2014.

EFIS launches "Women in Immunology" database

EFIS launches "Women in Immunology" database to facilitate gender equality among speakers, chairs and committee members in immunology-related meetings and as experts in decision-making bodies. We ask all our member societies to encourage their female members to register and create a profile in our "Women in Immunology" database. Experts will be classified according to sub-discipline and experience, in order to promote young investigators as well as more senior scientists in relevant organizations.


Why register?


The database aims to help scientists, universities, research institutions, political institutions, conference organizers and journal editors to identify appropriately qualified female immunologists:

  • as candidates for professorships and other positions
  • to speak at conferences and in seminar programmes
  • to participate in advisory groups, on monitoring panels, committees and commissions
  • to review manuscripts, to write commissioned reviews and to serve on the editorial boards of journals.

One can search for keywords, cities, institutions, etc., and filter records by research area, position, or country. Please note that "position" refers to the general career stage of the expert, in order to avoid confusion over employment titles across European nations.


Click here for more details: