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ECRO Donors

Sponsor: Polak Foundation
(Re)new ECRO membership
or register for the ECRO congress

General rules

Who can apply
ECRO actively supports young researchers. A prerequisite is to be ECRO member. Therefore, check that you have paid your yearly membership (January-December) before sending your grant application; otherwise your application will not be considered. Please note that one student/lab will be granted for each fellowship type. Preference will be given to students who are the presenting author of an abstract when applying for meeting attendance. No applicant will be granted twice for the same type of fellowship.


  • Bilateral arrangements with AChemS: two grants per year, 1000 € each, for attending the AChemS meeting.
  • ECRO 2017: 14 available grants, 500 €  each for travel outside the member country or 300 € within the member country.
  • Attendance at meetings and schools/courses in the field of olfaction and taste in Europe: available grants, 500 €  each for travel outside the member country or 300 € within the member country, are announced on the web site annually. The number of grants available depends on the yearly financial status of ECRO.
  • Study visit to another laboratory: a limited number of grants, 500 € each, is available depending on the current financial status of ECRO.

For ECRO 2017: July  21, 2017. For other events: March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, December 31st. At least 6 weeks before the event.

Application documents:

  • Request letter stating the objectives to be achieved
  • Curriculum Vitae and publication list
  • Supporting letter from the Supervisor or Department Head
  • Abstract to be presented at the meeting or an outline of the purpose of the visit to a laboratory
  • Letter of acceptance from the Organiser when attending an event (meeting, school, course) where the number of admitted participants are limited.
  • The ECRO payment summary for your ECRO membership

File format
Use preferably WORD files. File names must start with the family name of the applicant.

Send your application by e.mail using the option for receiving an automatic receipt confirmation. Address it to the General Secretary of ECRO: (replace AT by @).

Please, note that incomplete or late applications will not be processed.  

Granted students must send a report to the ECRO Newsletter Editor, giving scientific information about the activity carried out: Paolo Pelosi.  Note that this email address is protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .

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