Call for Conference Proposals

Call for ESF Research Conference Proposals

The European Science Foundation invites researchers to submit proposals for high-level research conferences within the framework of its Research Conferences Scheme in the following scientific domain:

  • Molecular Biology+

In the framework of their partnership, ESF and EMBO jointly fund multidisciplinary conferences to promote links between molecular biologists and other scientists in Europe, giving them an opportunity to discuss common themes and exchange cross-disciplinary results.

The topics should be at the forefront of scientific research and should be interdisciplinary.

Please consult the ESF-EMBO guidelines for more information.

Proposals, which are for events to be held in 2015, must be submitted online.



Proponents should be scientists/researchers based at European universities/research institutes (in the broad sense) in ESF Member Organisation countries or EMBO Member States.


The 2013 call is CLOSED

The deadline for submission of proposals was 1st October 2013, 16.00 (CET).


ESF Research Conferences Review Guidelines

In order to support referees during the review process and to ensure the standard of the reviews received, ESF Research Conferences Review Guidelines are now available.

These guidelines contain the following information: 
- Aims and objectives of the ESF Research Conferences Scheme
- Explanation of the evaluation criteria
- Scoring and Comments
- Further information on the review and rebuttal process
- Best practice tips for international peer review

Outcome of previous calls

Further information concerning the outcome of previous calls for for conference proposals is available here


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