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Short-Term Fellowships fund research exchanges of up to three months between laboratories in eligible countries. The aim is to facilitate valuable collaborations with research groups applying techniques that are unavailable in the applicant’s laboratory. Short-Term Fellowships are not awarded for exchanges between two laboratories within the same country. Short-Term Fellowships are intended for joint research work rather than consultations. The fellowships cover travel plus subsistence of the fellow only and not of dependents.


  • Applicants must be active researchers at any stage in their career with a minimum of one year of research experience at the PhD-student level.
  • EMBO Short-Term Fellowships are awarded for research exchanges between laboratories in EMBC Member States, Associated Member States or Cooperation Partners. EMBO Short-Term Fellowships are not awarded for exchanges between two laboratories within the same country.
  • During 2017, applications for research exchanges involving Chile and one of the EMBC Member Sates or Cooperation Partners will exceptionally be considered.
  • Only in exceptional cases will EMBO Short-Term fellowships be awarded for research visits outside the countries listed above. For such cases, it is essential that a justification be provided why there is no appropriate expertise or technology in EMBC Member States, Associated Member States or Cooperation Partners.
  • Applications from outside EMBC Member States, Associated Member States or Cooperation Partners will not be considered.
  • Applications for the exclusive purpose of training in a technique rather than as a component of a wider research project, will not be considered for funding.
  • EMBO does not consider applications for Short-Term Fellowships to prolong visits begun under other auspices, or as bridging fellowships between, or prior to, long term stays funded by EMBO or other organizations.
  • Applications for fellowships to attend courses, workshops, or symposia will not be considered.


There is no deadline for applications, however it is recommended to apply three months before the proposed starting date. Applications received or completed only after the start of the visit will not be considered.

Applications and supporting documentation (two references, receiving institute acceptance) are only accepted via the online application system.


All applications are examined at the EMBO Fellowship Office to ensure that they are complete and eligible. Receipt of complete applications will be acknowledged via email.

Applications are judged on the following criteria:

  • CV of the candidate, and in particular research experience.
  • Quality of the project to be developed in the host laboratory (novelty, feasibility).
  • The suitability of the host laboratory for the proposed work.
  • Value of the exchange for the laboratories involved (collaboration, co-publication).

As soon as a decision is reached, normally within three to four months from submission of a complete application, applicants are informed promptly.


Duration of support

Short-Term Fellowships are intended for visits of 1 week (7 days) up to 3 months (90 days).

Travel costs and stipend

The fellowships contribute towards travel costs and subsistence of the fellow but not of any dependents. The subsistence rate depends on the country being visited.

End of fellowship report

At the end of your fellowship applicants are asked to provide EMBO with a report of their activity at the host institute. The report should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that you need to indicate your ASTF number and your current address on your final report.

The final report must be submitted to the fellowship office within 3 months of completing the research visit. The report should be about two pages, and should summarize the results as well as possible plans for further work to be undertaken. It may include diagrams, charts or illustrations. Upon receipt of the final report, the EMBO office will send a certificate stating the start date and duration of the fellowship, the place the place where it was held, the ASTF number and the title of the project developed.

Applicants must provide a letter signed by their home institution certifying that they have returned to work there for at least 6 months after the completion of the EMBO Short-Term Fellowship.

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5 Best Virtual Meeting Technologies – Communication Technology – Use of Technology #virtual #meeting #room


5 Best Virtual Meeting Technologies Communication Technology

Communication technology is advancing day by day. For any business to succeed, it has to use improved communication tools, communication helps in the flow of information which in return accelerates the rate of decision making in an organization or business. Virtual meetings are becoming more popular, many business owners and organizations are resorting to virtual meetings because they save time. You can use web-conferencing tools to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers and business partners. All web-conferencing tools support video chat, so both parties will see each other and this will make the communication so real and effective. Most of these virtual conferencing tools will require participants to install a web conferencing software on their devices, some can even be used on smart-phones, so you simply download a virtual meeting mobile Application and start attending meeting via your Smartphone.

Below is a list of the best 10 virtual meeting tools any one can use to improve business or organizational communication . Some of these tools are available for free, yet others will require a small monthly subscription.

Many professionals have found skype as the best virtual meeting technology; skype can be used by businesses, families, organizations and individuals. Skype has a free package and a paid package. For the free package, both parties have to install skype on their devices and then connect with each other via the network; calls made from skype to skype are free of charge. You can decide to turn on a video call so that you both see each other. Then the paid version, will allow a skype user to call a non skype user on mobile phone or landline. All smart devices have webcams, so you don t have to spend extra cash on webcam. For small businesses, you can create a company group account, so that you all collaborate at the same time during the meeting, you can share screens with each other via skype.

  • Its free
  • Easy to use
  • Works on mobile phones
  • Low costs
  • Supports group video conferencing
  • Comes in different languages

Unlike Skype, Watchitoo is a web based video conferencing tool, you don t need to download or install any software. Simply login and start inviting your team members to join you. Its collaboration tools will enable you chat live with each other in video format, you will also be in position to share screens, text chat each other. If you want to make a copy of the meeting, you easily record the all video chat session. Also Watchitoo has both free and paid packages. The free version will support only 5 users, the paid version supports 25 users at $39 per month, 50 users package will go for $49 per month. So if you own a small business of only 5 people, then you will benefit from the free package. Medium sized business with over 25 50 employees can opt for the premium package.

Why is Watchitoo good?

  • Has a free trial version for 30 days
  • No installations requires
  • Easy to use
  • Can record all video chat sessions

You can meet, train and present virtually from anywhere with Infinite Conferencing tools. Infinite specializes in phone and web conferencing solutions. Infinite is a web based virtual meeting tool which requires no software installation. Simply create a free account and start inviting your team or workmates for a virtual meeting. For those who want to record video chat sessions, you will need to pay an extra $1.99 per minute. You can also carry out a survey using a polling feature, this will help your team collaborate well, but this function comes at a price, it will cost you $100.

What makes Infinite good?

  • No software installation
  • 30 days free trial
  • Supports VIOP
  • Record Session
  • Create meeting reports
  • Supports polling surveys

This is an online conference tool which will allow you to perform any type of virtual meeting from anywhere. With GoToWebinar you can create your own custom account with your company logo, so your team can join via your account page. I like the idea of adding a company logo on a custom account page; it makes the all process look professional. You can easily conduct a do-it-yourself webinar with up to 1,000 people at one single flat rate, so this means you will do more with less.

When it comes to inviting your team, the application comes with an automated email templates and webinar registration pages. GoToWebinar will also allow you too record all sessions and also be in position to post-meeting reports. The price is some how fair, for 100 people you will pay $99/month, then for 1000 people you will pay $499/month.

Why is GoToWebinar good?

  • No software installation
  • Automatically creates your invitation and registration
  • People can register using your customized registration form
  • Reminder emails are automatically sent to your registrants
  • You can practice before your webinar to polish your presentation
  • Record all sessions
  • Price is fair
  • Free trial for 30 days
  • Post meeting reports

Use ZOHO meeting to conduct web based virtual meetings from any platform. Small business owners you can use ZOHO to meet your customers online and provide them with live demos of your services or products from anywhere, this type of collaboration will improve your customer service and it will also strengthen your relationship with your customers. Say no to downloads, ZOHO MEETING is web based, just login and join a session. If you want to look professional, you can brand your meeting portal using your company logo. If you have a company website, you can integrate ZOHO MEETING with your website, so all meetings can be performed via your company website.

ZOHO MEETING supports screen sharing via desktop; it supports multiple presenters, text chat, video chat and VOIP. You can as well record all sessions. ZOHO MEETING an affordable virtual meeting tool compared to most virtual meeting services. 5 participants will pay only $12/month, 100 participants will pay only $100/month. This is a good price for small businesses and individuals.

What makes ZOHO MEETING good?

  • No installations or downloads
  • Web based
  • It is too affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Can be integrated on your website or blog
  • You can brand your meeting platform

Make Valuable Contacts at the SMACNA Annual Convention 2017 – Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning


SMACNA Annual Convention 2017 – Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


SMACNA members specialize in HVAC systems and commissioning; architectural sheet metal; industrial sheet metal, kitchen equipment; specialty stainless steel work; custom fabrication; siding and decking; testing and balancing; residential service; and energy management, retrofit, and maintenance.

Each year, SMACNA contractors attend their Convention Product Show to learn about the latest innovations and how they can be applied on the job, in the shop, and in the office. They need your solutions!


Air Filters Architectural Metal Supplies Automotive Fleet Management Business – CADD, CAM,

BIM Communication Equipment Computer Hardware Software Control Systems Cutting

Machines Dampers, Fire Smoke Duct Manufacturing Lines Duplicating Machines HVAC

Equipment Hand Tools Mail Processing Equipment Material Handling Equipment Office

Equipment Press Brakes Roll Flat Steel Stock Safety Health Equipment Spiral Duct

Fittings Spiral Duct Equipment Tapes Adhesives Testing Balancing Equipment Welding

Equipment and much, much more

SMACNA’s mission is to provide products, services, and representation to enhance members’ businesses, markets, and profitability.

Located in headquarters outside Washington, D.C. the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), an international association of union contractors, has 1,834 members in 103 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and Brazil.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the SMACNA Annual Convention 2017 – Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.


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