Travel Grants

EFIS-EJI Travel Grants for FAIS

In keeping with one of its principal objectives - to stimulate the active involvement of young researchers at immunology-themed events - EFIS will be awarding up to 10 travel grants at the value of EUR 500 each for PhD-students and young post-docs under 35 years of age requesting financial support to attend the 10th FAIS - African Congress of Immunology (FAIS-ACI 2017) to be held December 3 - 7, 2017, in Hammamet, Tunisia.


To be eligible for a grant, the applicant must be:

  • under 35 years of age,
  • the first author of an abstract submitted to FAIS-ACI 2017,
  • a member of an EFIS member society.

To apply, please first submit an abstract via the online abstract submission system on the FAIS-ACI website and then return to the EFIS website to submit the same abstract (together with abstract submission number), your CV and proof of membership in good standing with an EFIS member society (accepted document formats: .doc and .pdf). Please note that the server connection for the transfer of your data is SSL encrypted for your security.


Successful applicants will be notified of awards by May 15, 2017 so that they may take advantage of early registration fee rates. Please note that grants will be paid by bank transfer after FAIS-ACI 2017 has taken place: in no cases will advance payments be made. In order to claim their award, grant holders will be required to confirm their attendance - by submitting to EFIS Offices copy of their certificate of attendance and boarding passes (or similar) - and their full bank details. Please also note that only one grant will be allocated per person and that grants cannot be transferred.


All successful applicants will be selected based on compliance with the above eligibility criteria, the quality of abstract (scored in a blind reviewing process by Workshop Chairpersons), demographic equality and age.


Deadline for application: April 30, 2017