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Application and selection

The total number of course participants is limited to 16, to facilitate efficient hands-on training. The target audience is PhD students and postdoctoral fellows but applications from junior PIs with experience in different areas of infection biology/immunology and an interest in human fungal pathogens are also welcome.

Selection of participants will be made on the basis of the motivation letter, CV and reference letter(s). We aim at a balanced representation of different topics, career stage, geographical distribution and gender, and thus these factors will also taken into consideration.

How to apply

By the deadline of  31st October:

1. Complete a registration order through the registration/abstract submission portal on this event website. When you complete an order you will receive an 'order received e-mail' with full instructions on how to proceed with your application and a copy of the order in PDF.

2. During this process, upload a single file (accepted formats are pdf, zip and rar) containing all supporting documents for your application: 

a. for postdocs and PhD students,  the name and address of your lab head/supervisor and letter of recommendation
b. a summary of your reasons for applying to the event and your research interests (max 2 pages)
c. a concise CV (max 2 pages)
d. for applicants for FEBS Youth Travel Fund awards, your Constituent Society membership proof, age, ID and proof of status.

3. In your motivation letter, indicate if you want to apply for a travel grant.

Notification

You will be notified of the outcome of your application by the middle of November. Accepted applicants must then pay the relevant registration fee (as set out in the table below), within 2 weeks after notification. This is to prevent blocking of spots. After this period (end of November), we will inform people on the waiting list about the final decision on their application. More details on registration fee payment will be included in your outcome notification, and key points are also given in the terms and conditions.

Registration fees

Registration fees include access to the event sessions, name badge, certificate of attendance, course skript, meals and refreshment breaks, and accommodation at the hotel ibis Jena City as set out in the registration fee table. Travel costs (except pubic transport in the city during the course) are not covered. 

Meals/refreshments covered by the registration fees are breakfasts at the hotel, lunches and refreshements at the venue, as well as dinner (drinks excluded).

 Standard
Regular - shared room601,00 €

Terms and Conditions

By registering for the event, participants (also referred to as 'you') are entering an agreement with the Course Organizer(s), and you are indicating acceptance to the terms and conditions set out below.

Registration Fee

The Registration Fee for participants covers:
  • Access to all scientific programme sessions
  • Meals and refreshments as set out above
  • Accommodation at  Ibis hotel Jena, as set out on the Venue/Accommodation page
  • Name badge, printed materials and certificate of attendance
  • Participation in all social dinners (excluding drinks)
Travel costs are not covered by the registration fee.


Methods of Payment

Payments must be made by bank transfer; details will be included in your outcome notification email. 
Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source. Your Name, Surname and Order ID must be indicated on the transaction receipt of the bank transfer.
Following the payment, receipt of the transaction must be sent via email to info@humanfungalinfectionmodels2020.febsevents.org. Proof of payment must be received within 2 weeks after acceptance notification
A confirmation notification will be sent to you when organizers receive the fund and confirm your registration in the system. If you do not receive confirmation within 5 business days after sending your proof of payment / receipt of transaction, please contact info@humanfungalinfectionmodels2020.febsevents.org. 

Registration cancellation & refund policy

All registration cancellation requests should be sent to info@humanfungalinfectionmodels2020.febsevents.org. For cancellation requests received on or before 30.11.2019, the full payment, less bank charges, will be refunded; for cancellation requests received on and after 1.12.2019, the full amount will be charged and no refunds will be made. No cash refunds will be made for the credit card payments in the case of cancellation.


Travel insurance

You should seek and follow the advice of your government before registering and booking travel for the event and before travelling to the event. You are solely responsible for making your own appropriate travel and other insurance arrangements before booking travel for the Congress.

Modification and cancellation of the event

The Course Organizers reserve the right to modify the event programme, which is published as an indication only.
In the event of cancellation of the event, at any time, as a result of any event of 'force majeure' or for other reasons that are beyond the control of the Course Organizers, the registration fee shall be refunded by the Course Organizers but neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS shall be held liable for any other costs or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, financial losses, etc. 

Disclaimer and ‘force majeure’

Neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS shall be responsible for any bodily injury/death or property damages (including theft) sustained by participants during the event, unless such damages are a direct result of the negligent or unlawful act or omission thereof.
In any event, neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS accept liability for damages in the event of bodily injury/death, property damage, disruption to travel plans and costs incurred as a result of ‘force majeure’.  ‘Force majeure’ (or ‘Act of God’) reasons include but are not limited to: war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, health risks, fire and closure of airports or airspace. 

Governing law

Any legal dispute resulting from the accepted terms and conditions will be subject to the law of Germany.

Deadlines

  • Applications Opening
    1 August 2019
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
    31 October 2019
  • Applications closing
    31 October 2019

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