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ESBB Travel Fellowships

These travel fellowships are intended to enable people from HINARI group A and B countries in the region to attend ESBB conferences (see map below).

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Each travel fellowship covers the fees for conference registration and social events and where possible, up to 2,000 Euros in additional support to cover travel and accomodation.

2012 Travel Fellows

  • Michael Igbe - Nigeria
  • Areej Khatib - Israel West Bank
  • Samuel Kyobe - Uganda
  • Alice Matimba - Zimbabwe
  • Sadik Ngoa - Kenja
  • Misaki Wayengera - Uganda

2013 Travel Fellows

  • Maxim Al-Ashhab - Jordan
  • Daima Bukini - Tanzania
  • Samuel Kyobe - Uganda
  • Alice Matimba - Zimbabwe
  • Azza Rhaiem - Tunisia

2014 Travel Fellows

  • Khitam Hamzeh - Jordan
  • Kakha Nadiradze - Georgia
  • Lwanga Newton - Uganda
  • Svitlana Rozanova, Ukraine
  • Ahmed Samir - Egypt
  • Shoni Zwane - South Africa

2015 Travel Fellows

  • Daima Bukini - Tanzania
  • Alice Matimba - Zimbabwe
  • Henry Musinguzi - Uganda
  • Esther Nabanova - Uganda
  • Jason Rogena - Kenya
  • Ahmed Samir - Egypt

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Application Process

Applicants are required to submit the following:

(1) A statement no less than 400 words on why they should be considered for the award for an ESBB Travel Fellowship to attend the 2016 joint conference of ESBB and BBMRI-ERIC (entitled Europe Biobank Week) in Vienna, Austria.

(2) A full curriculum vitae.

(3) The names of 3 referees.

(4) Evidence of nationality.

(5) Evidence of current place of residence.

Please send your application to Robert Hewitt at: hewitt.r@esbb.org

Closing date for applications in 2016: 1st July
 

Eligibility

Nationals who are currently resident in the countries shown in the list below, are eligible to apply for an ESBB Travel Fellowship. These are the HINARI group A and B countries in the EMEA region.

Albania
Algeria
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Benin
Boznia and Herzegovina
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Côte d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of Congo
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Iraq
Jordan
Kenya
Kosovo
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Syrian Arab Republic
The Former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Ukraine
United Republic of Tanzania
West Bank and Gaza Strip
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
 
 

Poster Prizes

Each year at the annual conference prizes are awarded for posters in the following categories:

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Resource development
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Biobank management
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Biospecimen research
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New technology
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Education & standards
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ELSI

 

Poster Prize Winners

 

 

 

Research Biobank of the Year

The Research Biobank of the Year Competition (RBYC) is organized by the ESBBtranslate working group of ESBB. It was held for the first time in October 2013, at the ESBB conference in Verona, Italy.

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The contest is open to Biobanks for Research Purposes, situated in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa.  The biobanks may be in either public or private settings.

The winner is presented with a Challenge Cup at ESBB's annual conference.

For information about winning and shortlisted entries, please click here: