The HZI-MI4 Scientific Travel Exchange Program (STEP)
HZI and the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4) of the McGill University in Montreal, Canada, have partnered to establish a joint Scientific Travel Exchange Program (STEP), which will provide principal investigators from HZI and MI4 the opportunity to exchange trainees at the PhD level or higher to share expertise and intensify collaboration. STEP will allow for international research and training opportunities for up to 3 months at the partner institution. Research activities must be in the field of personalized infection medicine.
In 2022, applications are invited for up to 5 awards for McGill Researchers with eligible trainees exchanging to HZI and 5 awards for HZI Researchers with eligible trainees exchanging to McGill, each worth up to $10,000 CAD or 7,500 €.
Award values will depend on the research taking place, its duration and the availability of funding at the time of application. The budget can include up to $2,500 CAD or 1,900 € in research operating costs.
Note that trainees’ activities abroad funded by this program must be at least 2 weeks in length and cannot exceed 3 months. The 3 months should be used in one activity.