About the program/Scholarship:
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) offers researchers from around the world the opportunity to conduct scientific research using their Labs in Europe. Research at EMBL is fascinating, multifaceted and at the forefront of scientific progress. EMPL encourages highly motivated and dedicated young researchers eager to broaden their experience to join their postdoctoral community. Postdocs at EMBL have a wide range of backgrounds including, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, medicine, engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science and bioinformatics. One of the available prestigious international fellowship programs includes the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Long-Term Fellowships, that offers two-year fellowships with a focus on international exchange. As such, movement between countries is a prerequisite of this biannual fellowship. In addition to Short-Term Fellowships that fund research exchanges of up to three months between laboratories in eligible countries.
The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to 24 months but the Fellowship Committee may also award a shorter period than requested. It supports post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process. The fellowships provide the following benefits:
- Stipend: Its intended to cover the cost of living in the host country. The stipend rate depends on the country being visited and might be subject to taxation.
- Dependent child allowance: EMBO Fellows are entitled to receive an additional allowance for dependent children under the age of 18. The value of the allowance depends on the country being visited.
- Childcare allowance: For children under the age of six, fellows can claim support for incurred child-care costs up to the amount of €2,500 per year and per child.
- Travel allowance: It’s intended to cover travel costs up to the amount of €5,000 for the fellow and his/her family to and from the receiving institute.
Short-Term Fellowships :
Short-Term Fellowships fund research exchanges of up to three months between laboratories in eligible countries. Awarded applicants can stay on their research visits for an additional three months. Click here for full details about eligibility. Short-Term Fellowships are intended for visits of 1 week and up to 3 months. The fellowship cover travel costs and stipend but not of any dependents. The subsistence rate depends on the country being visited.
About the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL):
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the world’s leading research institutions and Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences. EMBL operates from different sites across Europe. EMBL is an intergovernmental organization specializing in basic research in the life sciences, funded by public research monies from more than 20 member states. The cornerstones of EMBL’s mission are to perform basic research in molecular biology, train scientists, students and visitors at all levels, and to integrate European life science research. EMBL is international, innovative and interdisciplinary. Its 1600 employees from many nations represent scientific disciplines including biology, physics, chemistry and computer science.
How to Apply:
- Applications and supporting documentation (two references, receiving institute acceptance) are only accepted via the online application system. Please read the FAQs and the Long-Term Fellowships guidelines before applying. Please also see the preview of the online application form.
To apply for Short-Term Fellowship:
It is recommended to apply three months before the proposed starting date. The application process is handled via the online application system. Applications and supporting documentation (two references, receiving institute acceptance) are accepted via the online application system. Please read the Short-Term Fellowships guidelines for applicants before applying online.
There is no deadline for applications. However, it is recommended that applications be submitted at least three months before the proposed start date of the research visit, or at minimum, applications must be submitted before the start date of the