Call for the second round of OBF Event Fellowship 2023 and the first 2023 round overview.

The call for applications for the OBF Event Fellowship 2023, round 2, is now open. The deadline for this round is 1 August 2023. Applications should be submitted via this Google Form. We have provided a Word template to help you draft the application locally before filling out 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 seeking financial support to attend relevant scientific events from September 2023 to April 2024. These events include 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 1 of OBF Event Fellowship 2023

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program is now in its 7th year. We open three application calls yearly with the following deadlines: 1 April, 1 August, and 1 December. 

In 2023 round 1 (April 2023), we received 23 applications, of which three applicants were awarded this fellowship for various events they were participating in. Congratulations to Yvonne Ateh Joko Walburga Epse Fru, Shirley Salcan and Daniela Senra.

Nehemiah Ongeso Mosioma, who had been previously awarded a fellowship for attending the Vienna BioCenter PhD Program Symposium “Pushing Boundaries”, but due to visa delays, could not attend the event. The OBF Fellowship Award chairs redirected this award towards attending the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) 2023. 

We recently published blog post from two of our latest awardees summarising their experiences attending conferences with help from OBF Event Fellowships:

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.

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