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Application and selection

The total number of course participants is limited to 20. The target audience is postdoctoral fellows and PhD students but applications from senior scientists with experience in different areas or scientists from industry are also welcome. 

Selection will be on the basis of :
  • CV
  • account of research experience to date (max half A4)
  • explanation/motivation why this course will be beneficial to you and/or to your laboratory (max half A4). 

How to apply

By the deadline of  1 June 2018:

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
b. a summary of your reasons for applying to the event and your research interests (max 300 words)
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.

Notification

You will be notifiied of the outcome of your application by half June 2018. Accepted applicants will receive an invoice from out financial department and this registration fee as set out in the table below, by 15 August 2018. 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, book of abstracts, meals and refreshment breaks, the social event and accommodation as set out in the registration fee table. Travel costs are not covered. 

Meals/refreshments covered by the registration fees are breakfasts at the hotel, lunches and refreshements at the venue, as well as the get together event and all dinners announced in the program.

 Standard
Regular - shared room900,00 €
Regular - industry3.500,00 €

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 is €900,- and covers:

  • Access to all scientific programme sessions
  • Meals and refreshments as set out above
  • Accommodation in Nijmegen and Wageningen as set out on the Venue/Accommodation page
  • Name badge, printed materials and certificate of attendance
  • Invitation to social event

Note:
All registration fees include VAT.
Travel costs are not covered by the registration fee.
On Sunday no meals are included.

Methods of Payment

Accepted applicants will receive an invoice from our financial department. Payments must be made by bank transfer including Name, Surname and Invoice number. Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source.

Following the payment, receipt of the transaction must be sent via email to [info@Microspectroscopy2018.febsevents.org]. Proof of payment must be received before the stated deadline

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@Microspectroscopy2018.febsevents.org

Registration cancellation & refund policy

All registration cancellation requests should be sent to info@Microspectroscopy2018.febsevents.org in writing. For cancellation requests received on or before 1 August, 2018, the full payment, less bank charges, will be refunded; for cancellation requests received on and after 1 August 2018, 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 Ogranizers 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 The Netherlands.

Deadlines

  • Applications Opening
    1 Feb 2018
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
    1 june 2018
  • Applications closing
    1 June 2018
  • Closing times: 23:59 (UTC+01:00)

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