IUBMB MilliporeSigma ENABLE-Africa Fellowships

Guidelines for the IUBMB MilliporeSigma ENABLE-Africa Fellowships

This fellowship honors the legacy of the metabolic maps created by Donald Nicholson, who in 1996 gave the copyright of the maps to the IUBMB. We are pleased to collaborate with MilliporeSigma, with whom we have an agreement to secure the future of the maps, to provide virtual meetings and course registration to trainees in biochemistry and molecular biology.



The IUBMB MilliporeSigma ENABLE-Africa Fellowships are designed to provide research and training opportunities to the enormous talent in Africa. The IUBMB funds up to five fellowships for biochemistry and molecular biology trainees (Ph.D.-seeking graduate students or junior researchers within 5 years of receiving a Ph.D.) from any country in Africa to attend the annual FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE Conference. Applicants are required to present a poster or oral presentation in order to be considered for a fellowship award. 


Application Requires

  • A statement on why attending it will be beneficial to the trainee
  • An abstract of the presentation
  • A short CV
  • Statement of level of financial support that is requested, with justifications for the costs of travel. Applicants should include an itinerary for the lowest cost of travel available from the originating city. The fellowship will cover the visa application and registration to the meeting and contributions towards travel costs.
  • Recommendation letter from the applicant’s mentor


Application Deadline

**Applications are not yet being accepted for the 2024 meeting in Singapore.


Application Details

Applicants who have been previously awarded a previous travel fellowship from IUBMB are not eligible. Preference will be given to applicants traveling to their first scientific meeting. Retrospective applications will not be considered.

All applications submitted will be reviewed by the Scientific Organizing Committee.

Past IUBMB MilliporeSigma Virtual Meetings and Courses Fellowship Awardees of 2021