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Application and selection

The number of early career participants (students and post-doctoral fellows) will be limited to 120. In addition, we will accept a maximum of 30 junior and senior investigators in order to promote discussions on scientific issues from many different angles. 

Selection will be mostly on the basis of  submitted abstracts, but representation of different topics at the event, and career stage, geographical distribution gender balance may also be taken into consideration.

How to apply

By the deadline of 1st of February 2024:

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. For applicants for FEBS/FEMS Youth Travel Fund awards, you will need to send or upload as a single file (accepted formats are pdf and zip) containing all the following supporting documents for your application.
a. for postdocs and PhD students,  the name and address of your lab head/supervisor and letter of recommendation
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. your Constituent Society membership proof, age, ID and proof of status.

3. Submit your abstract via the 'My abstract' tab in the registration/abstract portal. Abstract submission is optional but recommended for selection to the course and networking at the event, and is mandatory for application for travel grants. See the Abstract section of the  website for more details.


You will be notifiied of the outcome of your application by March 1st. Accepted applicants must then pay the relevant registration fee, by March 15th. 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

The registration fee will be 900 € for young scientists (students or postdocs), 1350 € for participants from academia and 1800 € for participants from industry. For previous HFP meetings, on average about 70 % of the participants were from Europe, 18 % from the USA and Canada, and 12 % from Asia, Australia and South America. Most of the participants were academic researchers and three to five were from industry or the biotech sector. We expect a similar distribution for HFP2022.
Registration fees include access to the event sessions, name badge, certificate of attendance, meals and refreshment breaks and accommodation at the Belambra La Colle-sur-Loup Club "Les Terrasses de St Paul-de-Vence" as set out in the registration fee table. Travel costs are not covered. 

Senior Scientists1.350,00 €
Students-Postdocs900,00 €
Student/postdoc applying for Travel grant100,00 €
Corporate Scientists1.800,00 €
Invited Speaker0,00 €

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 covers :

  • Access to all scientific programme sessions
  • Meals and refreshments as set out above
  • Accommodation at  Belambra  La Colle-sur-Loup  Club "Les Terrasses de St Paul-de-Vence , as set out on the Venue/Accommodation page
  • Name badge, printed materials and certificate of attendance

Travel costs are not covered by the registration fee.

Methods of Payment

Payments must be made by bank transfer; details will be included in your outcome notification email. 

Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source. Your Name, Surname and Order ID must be indicated on the transaction receipt of the bank transfer.

Following the payment, receipt of the transaction must be sent via email to [info@hfp2022.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 five business days after sending your proof of payment / receipt of transaction, please contact [info@hfp2022.febsevents.org]. 

Registration cancellation & refund policy

All registration cancellation requests should be sent to (info@hfp2022.febsevents.org) in writing. For cancellation requests received on or before April 1st, the full payment, less bank charges, will be refunded; for cancellation requests received on and after April 1st, the full amount will be charged and no refunds will be made. No cash refunds will be made for credit card payments in the case of cancellation.

Travel insurance

You should seek and follow the advice of your government before booking travel to 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. The Course Organizers and FEBS shall not be liable to you for any losses incurred.

Modification and cancellation of the event

The Course Organizers are intending to run the event as a physical meeting, but if they decide at any time that it is not possible to continue with a physical event due to pandemic or other such restrictions, the event may be postponed or held as an online meeting. The Course Organizers will give you as much advance notice as possible if such changes are necessary. If the meeting is converted to an online format, they will refund the accommodation element of the registration fee. The Course organizers reserve the right to modify the Course programme, whether physical or online, which is published as an indication only.

If postponement or a virtual event is not possible, and the event is cancelled, the Course Organizers will refund you the registration fee less bank charges. Organizers may cancel the event as a result of circumstances outside of their reasonable control, including (but not limited to) pandemic, natural disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire or closure of airports. Where possible, they will endeavour to provide reasonable advance notice of any such cancellation.

Neither FEBS nor the Course Organizers shall be held liable for any other costs or losses incurred.


The Course organizers take all reasonable care in making arrangements, and shall in no event be liable for acts or omissions in the event of injury, damage, loss, accident delay or irregularity of any kind whatsoever during arrangements organized through contractors. Hotel and transportation services are subject to the terms and conditions under which they are offered to the general public.

In the absence of any negligence or other breach of duty by the Course Organizers or FEBS, these parties shall not be responsible for any bodily injury, illness, death or property damages (including theft) sustained by participants during the event.

In any event, neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS accept liability for damages or costs in the event of bodily injury, death, property damage, illness, disruption to travel plans and costs incurred as a result of events outside of their reasonable control, including (but not limited to) pandemic, natural disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire or closure of airports.

Governing law

Any dispute resulting from the above terms and conditions will be subject to French law, and by accepting these terms you are submitting yourself to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of France.


  • Applications Opening
    1 Dec 2023
  • Applications closing
    1 Feb 2024

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