Call for the first round of OBF Event Fellowship 2024 & overview of the last round of 2023

The call for applications for the OBF Event Fellowship 2024, round 1, is now open. The deadline for this round is 1 April 2024. 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 May 2024 to December 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 last round of OBF Event Fellowship 2023

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program is now in its 8th year. Starting in 2023, we have three application rounds per year with the following deadlines: 1 April, 1 August, and 1 December. 

In 2023 round 3 (December 2023), we received numerous applications, of which one applicant was awarded a fellowship for the event they were participating in. Congratulations to Thea Fennell. This fellowship will support their participation in the 17th Annual International Biocuration Conference to present their work on “Developing an open-source atlas charting functional module distribution across cell types in a range of mammalian species”.

We recently published blog posts from two of our latest awardees summarising their experiences attending events 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 April 2024.

One thought on “Call for the first round of OBF Event Fellowship 2024 & overview of the last round of 2023”

  1. Bravin otieno says:

    Thia is a huge and beneficial project thay elevates those who are selected. If continued, can one of the platforms appreciated and followed most

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