Call for applications for the first round of OBF Event Fellowship 2023 & overview of the second 2022 round

The call for applications for the OBF Event Fellowship 2023, round 1, is now open. The deadline for this round is 1 April 2023. Applications should be submitted via this Google Form. We have provided a Word template to help you draft the application locally before filling the form – make a copy of this template.The OBF Event Fellowship program aims to increase diverse participation at events that promote open source bioinformatics and/or open science. We invite applications from candidates who are seeking financial support to attend or host relevant scientific events from May 2023 to April 2024. These events can be conferences, workshops, code fests, hackathons, training courses, collaborative sprints, informal meet-ups or other skill-building and networking events. For more details, please read our OBF Event Fellowship policy document.

Screenshot of our application form information section

Overview of the round 2 of OBF Event Fellowship 2022

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program is now in its 8th year. In the last year, we had two calls for applications, with deadlines on 1 April and 1 October in 2022. Starting in 2023, we will open three calls for applications with the following deadlines: 1 April, 1 August, and 1 December. 

In 2022 round 2 (October 2022), we received 23 applications, of which three applicants were awarded this fellowship for various events they were participating in. Congratulations to Winfred Gatua, Luise Rauer, and Ruth Nanjala.

Nehemiah Ongeso Mosioma was also approved to attend Vienna BioCenter PhD Program Symposium “Pushing Boundaries”, but due to admin oversight, they could not attend the event. The OBF Fellowship Award chairs are discussing how we can redirect this award towards another event the awardee might be able to attend.

We have recently published a blog post from one of our latest awardees summarising their experience attending a conference with help from an OBF Event Fellowship:

Congratulations to all of our awardees!  We are delighted to support their participation with OBF Event Fellowships, and we wish them all the best for their future work.

Please share this post and apply for the fellowship before 1 April 2023.

3 thoughts on “Call for applications for the first round of OBF Event Fellowship 2023 & overview of the second 2022 round”

  1. Florence says:

    Thank you for the great initiative to help build a great bioinformatics generation.

  2. Uzma Manzoor says:


  3. Cash Kumar says:

    Thank you so much for your support and continue help to students

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