The European Regional Committee (ERC) of the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) is glad to inform that the calls for the 2016 European Fellowship Training Awards are open.
This award is available to individuals from European countries/areas in the process of developing modern standards of animal care and use. The objective of the fellowships is to acquire new knowledge and/or technical competences in the care and use of laboratory animals. This can be achieved in one of the host institutions proposed by ICLAS or in an institution proposed by the applicant.
Fellowships can be awarded at three levels:– technician level (at least one per year) – animal facility manager/animal welfare officer/veterinarian level (at least one per year) – animal user scientist level (at least one per year).
- Applicants should be persons with a career goal of taking care of animals, or managing an animal research or production facility program in their country, or performing animal research.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and/or the language of the host institution is required.
- Preference is given to individuals who otherwise would not have funding for international travel to and experience in activities of this kind.
- Each award will cover costs of transportation, lodging, food, and incidental expenses associated with these activities.
- The total shall not exceed 3.000€.
- Assistance will be provided in making travel and lodging arrangements in the area.
- There will be no tuition or other participation fees for this training and experience.
- The awardee is required to submit to ICLAS a short report on the visit within 4 weeks after their stay.
- It should contain the following information
- Purpose of the visit
- Description of the work carried out during the visit
- Description of the main results obtained
- Future collaboration with host institution (if applicable)
- Certificate by the host institute of successful execution of the mission
- Other comments (if any)
- A cover letter, which should include the candidate’s career goals and a statement with detailed information on the reasons why the candidate is interested in attending this training. This statement should indicate what he/she is hoping to gain, how he/she would use the knowledge and experience to be acquired, how that knowledge would be disseminated, where and to whom, and what benefits will be derived.
- A Curriculum vitae, maximum of 4 pages in length, with emphasis on laboratory animal science training and experience.
- A letter of recommendation from the employer, including commitment for salary support to the recipient during the training period or other assurance of similar financial support.
- At least one letter of recommendation from another individual familiar with the qualifications and professional interests and activities of the candidate.
- An acceptance letter from the institution, if proposed by the applicant.
- Budget of the travel expenses.
Completed nominations or applications should be submitted by E-mail to email@example.com
- Applications are invited immediately. The deadline for submission of applications is March 1, 2016.
- The decision of the committee will be communicated by April 1, 2016 and the period of each training will be agreed with the host institution.
- The time of training will be between the months of May and December 2016 and can be negotiated with the host institution. If there is a preference of time during this period it should be stated in the application.
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