Awards for Graduate Students

Awards for best Extra-European NMR Students

Are you an Extra-European student working in the wider field of NMR, interested to spend at least 3 weeks in a leading European NMR Research Infrastructure?

Bio-NMR is awarding grants up to € 5000 to support students to visit one of the Bio-NMR Research Infrastructures

Bio-NMR, a project financed by the European Commission’s Framework Programme 7 (, is awarding four grants, addressed to students currently enrolled in Extra-European graduate or PhD programs. Recipients of the awards will visit for at least 3 weeks one of the Bio-NMR research infrastructures of their choice among Berlin, Birmingham, Brno, Florence, Frankfurt, Göteborg, Ljubliana, Lyon, Oxford, Utrecht, and Zürich. During this period selected students will have the opportunity to visit laboratories equipped with the state-of-the-art NMR instrumentation, exchanging ideas and experiences with senior staff and students. 

Applicants for the Awards should currently be working on a NMR related project, and should come from outside Europe, preferably from Brazil, Russia, India, China.

The awarding visit grant will cover the travel costs from extra-Europe country to the chosen NMR infrastructure, accommodation and living costs during the visit (up to an overall limit of € 5000).

Applicants should submit: 

  • a brief CV including a short summary of their current research project
  • a 1-2 page statement on the applicant motivation
  • a letter of support from their current supervisor 

Applications deadline June 15th 2013 - POSTPONED TO JUNE 24th 2013

The application submission form is available HERE - submission closed

The selection of the best extra European young applicants will be done on the basis of their scientific background and merits through the evaluation of received applications by a committee appointed by the Managing Committee of the Bio-NMR project.

The applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application no later than June 30th 2013. Awarded students are expected to start to define the details of the visit right after, keeping in mind that the activity has to be completed within six months from the notification.

For further information consult the Bio-NMR web site ( or contact Professor Ulrich Guenther (

A flyer of the awards is available here (pdf)