Call for the third round of OBF Event Fellowship 2023 & overview of the second 2023 round.

The call for applications for the OBF Event Fellowship 2023, round 3, is now open. The deadline for this round is 1 December 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 January 2024 to August 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 round two of OBF Event Fellowship 2023

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program is now in its 7th year. Starting in 2023, we open three calls for applications with the following deadlines: 1 April, 1 August, and 1 December. 

In 2023 round 2 (August 2023), we received numerous applications, of which one applicant was awarded this fellowship for the event they were participating in. Congratulations to Raquel Manzano Garcia. This fellowship will support her participation in the Nextflow summit, where she will be presenting her work on “Development of an Integrated DNA and RNA Variant Calling Pipeline”.

We recently published blog posts from three of our recent 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.

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

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