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EMBO Installation Grants aim to strengthen science in the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and Turkey by encouraging talented researchers to establish independent laboratories in these countries.
Institutions and successful job candidates apply together to gain funding beyond normal start-up packages. The commitment and support of the receiving institute during and beyond the tenure of the grant is regarded as essential. This is meant to ensure continued support of the academic career of the recipient.
The scheme is entirely funded by the EMBC Member States who elect to participate in the programme. It is administered by the EMBO Young Investigator Programme. Search the Installation Grants database for the 58 grants, which have been awarded since 2006.
Apply for an Installation Grant
- have an excellent publication record
- be negotiating a full-time position at an institute/university in the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal or Turkey by the date of application, or have established a laboratory in one of these countries in the last two years (counted from application deadline).
- have, in the four years prior to application, spent at least two consecutive years outside the country in which they are applying to establish their laboratory.
- applicants who have not yet started their new position, must take-up the position and start the grant by 31 December in the year following application. For successful applicants who have already established their laboratories the grant start date is 1 January in the year following application.
No age or nationality limit applies.
Deadline 15 April each year.
Applications are accepted via an online system. There is an online form for both the scientist and receiving institute. For the 2014 application round, these will open on 1 February 2014.
The online systems asks the scientist to provide:
- CV data and summary of planned research
- Details of the person who will complete the receiving institute form on behalf of the host institute*
- Details for three referees*
- A completed "IG Scientist Application Form". Applicants should refer to the application guidelines when completing this form. This form and the guidelines will be available in early 2014 (the 2013 versions are available from the downloads section on the right, for information only).
* Important note: The details of the referees and host institute should be submitted as soon as possible. You can continue to update your online form until the deadline. Reference letters and information about the host institute are automatically requested, and are only accepted via the online system and must be submitted by the deadline.
The receiving institute contact will be sent a link and password by email to access and complete the receiving institute form online. They will also be emailed a "Receiving Institute Confirmation Form" which must be signed by the head of the institute and posted in original to the address on the form.
The receiving institute will be asked to describe:
- the institute's infrastructure
- available equipment
- relevant colleagues (i.e. show that the scientists at the institute work in areas that are relevant to the applicant's research)
- the duties of the applicant
- details of the offer that is being made to the applicant. The offer should go beyond a position and laboratory space.
- Initial screening by EMBO staff to ensure eligibility requirements are met.
- Pre-screening of applications: approximately 50% are selected for interview with an EMBO Member who is an expert in their research area.
- Application, interview report and host institute's offer are taken into account by Young Investigator Committee who rank applications. An offer that is not considered adequate for the project presented by the applicant will receive low scores and as a result, may not be funded.
- Final decisions on the awarding of Installation Grants is made following the meeting of the Strategic Development Installation Grants Board at the end of November.
- All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by email shortly following the board meeting.
The EMBO Installation Grant is a financial award of 50,000 euros per year for three years from the host EMBC member state. An extension for a further two years is possible subject to a favourable review in the third year. All current grantees can also apply for small grants of up to 10,000 euros from funds provided by EMBO Council.
Installation Grantees are encouraged to interact with each other, EMBO Young Investigators, EMBL group leaders and the growing network of former programme members.
Funded activities include:
- Joint group meetings
- Collaboration visits
- Travel costs to give a seminar at another programme members' institute
- Lab member research visits
- Access to EMBL Core Facilities
- The annual EMBO Young Investigator meeting
- Special interest groups organizing sectoral meetings on a number of topics
- Grants for attending or organizing conferences
- Training in basic management skills through EMBO Laboratory Management Courses
- An annual advert in Nature for vacancies in programme members' laboratories
- Annual course for PhD students from programme members' laboratories
- Mentorship by an EMBO Member
Detailed information about benefits are listed in the Young Investigator Programme guide (pdf).
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