Guidelines for the Wood-Whelan Research Fellowships
Established about 1983 by funds provided by an appeal among the world's biochemists for the purpose of granting short-term fellowships to young biochemists to carry out research and training in a laboratory other than their own. This was named after Harland Wood, former General Secretary and President of IUB, and William Whelan, former General Secretary of IUB and former President of IUBMB. Additions to the funds were made by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ($10,000 in 1997, $20,000 in 1998) and by a donation from William Whelan ($18,000 in 2001).
The Wood-Whelan Research Fellowships are designed to support young biochemists and molecular biologists, from countries that are full or associate members of IUBMB who need to travel to other laboratories in the IUBMB region for the purpose of carrying out experiments that require special techniques or for other forms of scientific collaboration or advanced training.
Conditions of Fellowships
The fellowships will be awarded for travel lasting 1 - 4 months. A fellowship is intended to cover travel and incidental costs, as well as living expenses, to a total of $ 3,000. Travel costs will provide for the cheapest airfare available; incidental expenses directly related to the travel, local bus fares to and from airport; and a hotel charge for one night at airport if well substantiated. The costs do not cover insurance or research expenses at the laboratory to be visited. Travel should commence within four months of the award being made.
Applicants for fellowships are required to make a full declaration to IUBMB of all other support received in connection with the proposed visit. A fellowship cannot be used to supplement scientific visits otherwise fully covered. Fellowships will not be awarded to attend courses, symposia, meetings or congresses. Applicants must be residents of countries that are members of IUBMB and should generally be graduate students or young researchers less than 35 years old. Retroactive applications will not be considered.
The following four documents (A-D) should be provided. The original application (Documents A and B, see below), written in English, should be sent by the applicant, if possible by e-mail (prepared as PDF files that can be read by the ACROBAT reader), to the Chairman of the Committee. In addition, Documents C and D (see below) should be sent directly, by the head of the receiving institute (C) and by the head of the applicant's institute (D) respectively, to the Chairman of the Committee.
Applications in English can be submitted at any time but they should reach the the Chairman of the Committee at least two months before the intended visit to the host laboratory.
All documents (A to D) should be sent as e-mail attachments (word or pdf), so that they can easily be forwarded by the Chairman to the other Committee members for evaluation.
No later than three months after the visit, a brief report should be sent to Dr. J. H. Weil (Chairman of the Committee on Wood-Whelan Research Fellowships) detailing the length of stay, results achieved or expected, and any publication that may result. Acknowledgement of receipt of the Fellowship should be made in any publication(s) that arise(s) as a result of the visit.
Addresses of Members of the Wood-Whelan Research Fellowships Committee
Jacques-Henry Weil, Chairman, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut
de Biologie Moleculaire des Plantes (IBMP), 12 rue du General Zimmer, 67084
Strasbourg Cedex, FRANCE
Dr. M. Iqbal Parker, Division of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Health
Sciences, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
Dr. Avadhesha Surolia, Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of
Science, Bangalore 560 012, INDIA
6 February 2019