Europe 2016 Travel Award Cycle Opens

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Application guidelines are as follows:


·       All alumni of the European Amgen Scholars Programme currently enrolled in an PhD or MD-PhD programme are welcome to apply

·       Funding will support attendance at scientific meetings, conferences and workshops; poster or oral presentation is not a pre-requisite for funding

·       On acceptance of an award under the scheme, successful applicants agree to write a short report for the Amgen Scholars Community website within 2 months of the event attended

·       Successful applicants will not be eligible to apply in subsequent years; unsuccessful applicants may reapply

Submission of applications

·       Applications should be made on the official form, and submitted electronically to the Amgen Scholars European Coordinating Centre using the e-mail address:
Please title your e-mail 'Application to the ASP alumni scheme'.

·       You will also require an academic referee to submit a letter of support, either electronically or by post

·       Applications and letters of support should be submitted by Wednesday 20th  April 2016

·       Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Thursday 12th May 2016

Support available

·         The scheme provides support for costs associated with travel, registration and accommodation, up to a maximum of £500 for a European conference or £1000 for an international conference
·         A limited amount of funding is available. Annually we expect to make up to 6-8 awards to alumni of the European Amgen Scholars Programme

Assessment process

·       Applications will be judged on academic achievement to date, and relevance of the meeting, conference or workshop to your continued scientific development.

Amgen Scholars is an international program funded by the Amgen Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge.

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