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EMBO Long-Term Fellowship Awards

 

This page has been updated with a provisional list of recipients of an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship following the Autumn 2015 selection.

 

DISCLAIMER: The provisional lists published on this page have been compiled with great care and to the best of our knowledge, to inform applicants as early as possible about the probable outcome of their application. However, we cannot assume any liability for the list being up-to-date, complete or accurate. Formal award letters will be sent to all successful applicants by email in the second week of December.

 

*Please note: if your number is not on the list, your application was not successful.

 

ALTF number
807-2015
820-2015
829-2015
842-2015
846-2015
854-2015
858-2015
868-2015
869-2015
873-2015
879-2015
885-2015
897-2015
898-2015
905-2015
906-2015
914-2015
916-2015
920-2015
921-2015
923-2015
933-2015
941-2015
945-2015
952-2015
975-2015
984-2015
997-2015
1005-2015
1008-2015
1014-2015
1019-2015
1020-2015
1022-2015
1026-2015
1033-2015
1046-2015
1065-2015
1067-2015
1071-2015
1078-2015
1086-2015
1095-2015
1120-2015
1125-2015
1129-2015
1130-2015
1132-2015
1140-2015
1143-2015
1148-2015
1156-2015
1163-2015
1166-2015
1176-2015
1184-2015
1193-2015
1197-2015
1204-2015
1208-2015
1214-2015
1230-2015
1235-2015
1239-2015
1240-2015
1248-2015
1260-2015
1263-2015
1272-2015
1278-2015
1285-2015
1295-2015
1305-2015
1307-2015
1312-2015
1313-2015
1314-2015
1336-2015
1345-2015
1378-2015
1380-2015
1391-2015
1396-2015
1401-2015
1406-2015
1418-2015
1420-2015
1425-2015
1428-2015
1436-2015
1449-2015
1451-2015
1455-2015
1456-2015
1475-2015
1483-2015
1484-2015
1487-2015
1494-2015
1497-2015
1505-2015
1509-2015
1516-2015
1522-2015
1525-2015
1530-2015
1532-2015
1534-2015
1537-2015
1543-2015
1551-2015
1552-2015
1553-2015
1556-2015
1560-2015
1562-2015
1564-2015
1565-2015
1574-2015
1575-2015

EMBO Advanced Fellowship Awards

 

This page has been updated with a provisional list of recipients of an EMBO Advanced Fellowship following the Autumn 2015 selection.

 

DISCLAIMER: The provisional lists published on this page have been compiled with great care and to the best of our knowledge, to inform applicants as early as possible about the probable outcome of their application. However, we cannot assume any liability for the list being up-to-date, complete or accurate.

 

*Please note: if your number is not on the list, your application was not successful.

 

aALTF number
766-2015
772-2015
773-2015
778-2015
782-2015

 

 

EMBO fellowsNet

 

EMBO fellowsNet is the web-based portal where our fellows, scientists who have benefited from funding and support for post-doctoral research from EMBO Long-Term Fellowships, can stay connected with the EMBO community. Once registered, you can receive news updates from EMBO, upload your contact information and publication records, and communicate with other EMBO Fellows.

 

Main features of EMBO fellowsNet are:

  • Fellows network, an online searchable database of EMBO Fellows
  • Information on the annual Fellows' Meetings
  • Recent scientific publications with links to author profiles
  • News from EMBO Fellows
  • Job vacancies This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Fellows' Meetings

 

EMBO organizes annual Fellows' Meetings for those fellows who have recently completed their Long-Term Fellowships.

 

This annual event aims to bring fellows together in a friendly atmosphere for them to share their experiences, establish new collaborations and contacts. Each fellow can present his/her work with prior submission of a short abstract, published in the meeting booklet. A Science Communication Workshop provides more information about communications with the public and media.

 

Fellows have the opportunity to meet the EMBO fellowships team and give feedback and suggestions on the activity of the programme.

 

The next EMBO Fellows' Meeting will take place 16-19 June 2016 at EMBL Heidelberg.

 

A biennial meeting is held in the US for EMBO Fellows working in North America. The last EMBO US Fellows' Meeting took place 7-9 November 2014 at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla.

Short-Term Fellowships

 

About

 

Short-Term Fellowships fund research visits of up to three months to laboratories in Europe and elsewhere in the world. The aim is to facilitate valuable collaborations with research groups applying techniques that are unavailable in the applicant's laboratory. Short-Term Fellowships are not awarded for exchanges between two laboratories within the same country. Short-Term Fellowships are intended for joint research work rather than consultations.

 

All applications should focus on the benefit to the home laboratory and involve movement between countries – one of which must be an EMBC Member State. (For applicants from a laboratory within a non-member state, the Short-Term Fellowships are for a fixed duration of 90 days). The fellowships cover travel plus subsistence of the fellow only and not of dependents.

 

Eligibility

 

  • Applicants should either be scientists who obtained their PhD degree (or equivalent) within the last 10 years or pre-doctoral scientists (PhD students). However, candidates with very little research experience will be given lower priority for funding.
  • Short-Term Fellowships are awarded for exchanges between two laboratories in different countries.
  • Either the home laboratory or the host laboratory must be within an EMBC Member State.
  • On completion of the fellowship applicants must return to their home laboratory for at least six months.

Applications, which are presented as a means of training in a technique rather than as a component of a research project, tend to receive lower priority from reviewers.

 

EMBO does not consider applications for Short-Term Fellowships to prolong visits begun under other auspices, or as bridging fellowships between, or prior to, long term stays funded by EMBO or other organizations. Applications for fellowships to attend courses, workshops, or symposia will not be considered.

Application

 

There is no deadline for applications, however it is recommended to apply three months before the proposed starting date.

 

Please note: Applications received or completed only after the start of the visit will not be considered.

 

The application process is handled via the online application system.

 

The Receiving Institute Acceptance Form and two confidential letters of reference (one from the current supervisor) must be sent to the EMBO Short-Term Fellowship office by post or email.

 

Please read the helpful notes for applicants and the Short-Term Fellowships guidelines for applicants before applying online.

Selection

 

Applications are refereed by EMBO Members or Young Investigators expert in the area of the research project through a written evaluation.

 

The reviewers are asked to judge the quality of the candidate, the research project and the receiving laboratory, but the major criterion is the projected benefit to the home laboratory of the applicant.

 

As soon as a decision is reached, normally within three to four months from submission of a complete application, applicants are informed promptly.

Benefits

 

Duration of support

Short-Term Fellowships are intended for visits of 1 week up to 3 months. For applicants from laboratories outside the EMBC Member States the duration is fixed to 90 days.

 

Travel costs and stipend

The fellowships cover travel plus subsistence of the fellow but not of any dependents. The subsistence rate depends on the country being visited.

 

End of fellowship report

Please note! Your Application Short-Term Fellowship (ASTF) number and your current address MUST be included on your end report.

 

It is requested that you send your end report as soon as convenient after completion of your fellowship to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. e-mail address.

 
The end report should be a minimum of one double-sided A4 sheet, detailing your research objectives, results and further work to be undertaken. Diagrams, charts or illustrations may be included in the report.

 

The EMBO Fellowship Office will send an acknowledgement of receipt. This will include a certificate stating the date, place and duration of your fellowship, your ASTF number and project title.

ERS | EMBO Fellowships

 

About

 

The joint ERS | EMBO Fellowships Programme is a new collaboration between EMBO and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) launched in December 2012. The goal of this joint programme is to encourage collaboration between clinicians and basic researchers and to bring more clinicians into basic science. The ERS is interested in offering such fellowships particularly to clinicians working in the field of respiratory medicine. Building European expertise in the area of respiratory health and promoting excellence in molecular biology research is key for both organisations.


Two long-term fellowships for up to one year and four short-term fellowships for one to three months will be offered. ERS |EMBO joint fellowships are basic science fellowships in respiratory science with a research project in molecular biology.
 

Eligibility

 

 Long-Term and Short-Term Fellowships

 

  • Candidates should be actively engaged in research/science/practice that is relevant to respiratory medicine, and have appropriate scientific or medical qualifications.
  • Applicants must be postgraduates holding a university degree in medicine/science (MD, MSc, PhD, MD-PhD). As a minimum requirement, applicants need to have graduated with an MD, MSc or equivalent at the time of application. Candidates may also be qualified healthcare professionals (non-MD) working in respiratory medicine/health (nurses, physiotherapists, respiratory function technologists, allied respiratory professionals). 
  • As the purpose of the fellowship is to bring clinicians into the field of basic science, candidates who have a strong clinical background (MDs and MDs-PhDs) will be favoured and prioritized during the selection process.
  • All applications must involve intra-European exchange with either home or host country being an EMBC Member State.
  • Candidates must be ERS members

 

Application

 

Long-Term Fellowships


 

Applications' deadline is on 31 January. 

Visit ERS website for detailed information and online application http://www.ersnet.org/ers-funding/fellowships/long-term/item/4598-ers-embo-joint-fellowship.html

  



Short-Term Fellowships


 

Applications' deadlines are on 15 April and 1 October each year. Visit ERS website for detailed information and online application http://www.ersnet.org/ers-funding/fellowships/short-term/ersembo-joint.html

 

Benefits

 

 Long-Term Fellowships 

 

Please refer to the Rules & Regulations for detailed subsistence rates, child support and travel grant http://www.ersnet.org/ers-funding/fellowships/long-term/item/4598-ers-embo-joint-fellowship.html

 

Short-Term Fellowships

 

Please refer to the Rules & Regulations for detailed subsistence rates, child support and travel grant http://www.ersnet.org/ers-funding/fellowships/short-term/ersembo-joint.html 

Advanced Fellowships

 

About

EMBO Advanced Fellowships offer an additional two years of funding for EMBO Long-Term Fellows who can demonstrate exceptional progress during their current postdoctoral work. The advanced fellowship allows the awardees to complete their postdoctoral research in the host laboratory and to establish their own line of research.

Eligibility

Applicants must

  • be former or current EMBO Long-Term Fellows or EMBO Non-Stipendiary Fellows working in an EMBC Member State
  • still be working in the EMBO Long-Term Fellowship host laboratory
  • have worked in the host laboratory for at least 18 months at the time of the application deadline
  • have worked in the host laboratory for not more than 3 years at the time of the application deadline (career breaks due to parental leave will not be counted in the 3 years)
  • have either a high impact* first-author publication or manuscript submitted or close to submission resulting from their EMBO Long-Term Fellowship research

Reapplication is permissible if all eligibility criteria are still met.

 

*i.e. of high relevance to and beyond the respective scientific field

Application

Applications and supporting documentation (pdf of publication/manuscript; letter of support from host supervisor and one additional reference) are only accepted via the online application system.

Fellows wishing to apply for an advanced fellowship should contact the fellowship office stating their ALTF number in order to obtain the link to the online application system ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

 

There is one annual deadline for EMBO Advanced Fellowships.

The 2015 deadline for submission of complete applications (including references and an uploaded publication/manuscript) is Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 14:00 Central European Summer Time.

Selection

All applications are examined by the EMBO Fellowships Office to ensure that they are complete and eligible. Receipt of complete applications will be acknowledged via email within four weeks of the application deadline.

 

First round of evaluation: Pre-screening

During the pre-screening the EMBO Fellowship Committee will select up to 15 applications for a second round of evaluation. 

The pre-screening will focus on the scientific achievements of the applicant during his/her current postdoctoral work. The EMBO editors will contribute to the pre-screening by providing feedback on the uploaded publication/manuscript.
Applicants will be informed about the outcome of the prescreening approximately 10 weeks after the submission deadline.

 

Second round of evaluation

The selected applications will be sent for written evaluation to two EMBO Members or Young Investigators, who are experts in the area of the application. The evaluation will focus on the scientific quality and novelty of the research proposal, the track record of the applicant, and the promise for becoming an independent researcher.

 

Final decision

The EMBO Fellowship Committee will take the final funding decision based on:

  • Previous scientific achievements of the applicant with particular focus on the outcome of their postdoctoral work
  • Novelty and biological significance of proposed research taking into account the written evaluations
  • Promise of the applicant to become an independent researcher and support provided by the host supervisor

Up to 5 awards will be available annually. Applicants will be notified of the outcome beginning/mid December.

 

Successful applicants may start their fellowship from 1 January 2016.

Benefits

Duration of support

Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to 24 months.

Fellowships must be started within one calendar year from the relevant closing date for applications.

 

Stipend

The stipend is a subsistence allowance and is intended to cover the cost of living in the host country. The value of the stipend depends on the country where the host laboratory is located.

 

Laboratory start up grant

If a fellow starts an independent position at an institution located in an EMBC Member State within the fellowship tenure the remaining stipend, up to a maximum of 30,000 euro, can be spent at the fellows' discretion for any laboratory related costs.

 

Dependent child allowance

EMBO Advanced 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 childcare costs up to the amount of 2,500 euro per year and per child.

 

Parental leave


Fellows are entitled to 3 months paid parental leave during their fellowship. Fellows who take parental leave during the fellowship may request an extension of their fellowship for a period of up to 3 months. Parental leave has to be taken within 6 months of the birth of a child. Fellows should inform the Fellowship Office of their intention to take parental leave.

 

Part-time work

For childcare reasons it is possible to work part-time during the fellowship.

Please note: The maximum fellowship duration (full-time plus part-time) must not exceed 36 months.

 

Laboratory Management Courses

EMBO Advanced Fellows are entitled to attend a Laboratory Management Course for Postdocs, free of charge, or in case an independent position has been obtained fellows can attend a Laboratory Management Course for Group Leaders.

 

Long-Term Fellowships

 

About

 

The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process. 

 

 

Eligibility

 

Main eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a doctorate degree or equivalent at the start of the fellowship.
  • Applicants who already hold a PhD degree at the time of application are eligible to apply only if they passed their PhD exam in the two years prior to the respective application deadline
  • Applicants must have at least one first author publication accepted in press or published in an international peer reviewed journal at the time of application.
  • All applications must involve movement between countries (detailed information about mobility requirements is listed in guidelines).
  • Applications to go to the country in which the PhD was obtained will not be considered.
  • Applications for a Long-Term Fellowship to be held in the laboratory, institute or department in which the candidate worked to obtain his or her PhD, or to work again with the candidate's PhD supervisor, no matter where the latter is located, will not be considered.
  • Candidates can only submit one application for one project at one host laboratory at each round of selection.
  • Reapplication is permissible only once.

For detailed eligibility criteria applicants should read the Long-Term Fellowships guidelines.


Application

 

Applications and supporting documentation (two references, receiving institute acceptance) are only accepted via the online application system. (Opens 6 weeks prior to the application deadline; 1 January for the 12 February deadline and 1 July for the 12 August deadline.)

 

Please read the helpful notes for applicants, the FAQs and the Long-Term Fellowships guidelines before applying. Please also see the preview of the online application form.

 

All applications must be started before Monday, 8 February 2016, 14:00 Central European Time. No new applications can be started after that.

 

The deadline for submission of complete applications (including references and receiving institute acceptance) is Friday, 12 February 2016, 14:00 Central European Time.

 

Selection

 

All applications are examined at the EMBO Fellowships Office to ensure that they are complete and eligible.

 

All eligible applications are then sent to the Fellowship Committee for pre-screening and twice the number of available fellowships is selected for an interview. During the pre-screening, the Committee reviews a condensed application form, which includes a summary of the applicant’s main scientific achievements along with the three most important publications, summary and biological significance of the proposed work, justification for choice of the host lab, as well as reference and acceptance letters.

 

For applicants who successfully passed the pre-screening, an interviewer, who is an expert in the area of the application, will be selected from among the EMBO Members and EMBO Young Investigators. When it is not possible to arrange a personal or video interview, the candidate's application is sent for written evaluation.

 

All applications are then evaluated by the EMBO Fellowship Committee based on:

  • Previous scientific achievements of the applicant
  • Novelty and biological significance of proposed research
  • Appropriateness of the host laboratory for the proposed research and training of the applicant.

The Fellowship Committee then meets to take the final funding decisions. Typically the outcome of the selection is known between 14-16 weeks after the closing date and is provided on the EMBO website shortly after the committee meeting.


Note the following when submitting your EMBO Long-Term Fellowship application:
Interviews normally take place within 6-10 weeks of the closing date for applications. The interview may take place outside the applicant's country of residence; therefore, applicants must have a valid passport. Candidates may be requested to give a seminar as part of the interview procedure. The interview should take place at the interviewer's convenience and the applicant is responsible for contacting the interviewer.

 

Interview travel expenses will be reimbursed by EMBO. A claim form will be issued and together with receipts has to be returned to the EMBO Fellowship office.

 

Candidates are expected to travel by second-class rail for journeys of up to 8 hours. Otherwise or in case this is less expensive, travel by economy class air will be refunded. Subsistence and accommodation expenses are refunded up to the EMBO standard daily rate.

 

Benefits

 

Duration of support
Fellowships may be awarded for a period of up to 24 months but the Fellowship Committee may also award a shorter period than requested.

 

It is possible to apply when the applicant has already started at the host laboratory. But note that the maximum amount of time spent at the host laboratory must not exceed 7 months at the relevant closing date for application. The maximum time for a combination of previous support and EMBO funding is 36 months in case the laboratory is within an EMBC Member state/Associate Member State and 24 months if in a non-EMBC Member state. For example, if an applicant has already been at the receiving institute for 12 months at the start of the EMBO fellowship the applicant will only be eligible for a further 12 months funding in a non-member state (24 months in total) and 24 months in a member or associate member state (36 months in total).

Please note: The minimum fellowship duration that can be requested is 12 months.

 

Fellowships must be started within one calendar year from the relevant closing date for applications. 

 

Stipend
The stipend is a subsistence allowance and is intended to cover the cost of living in the host country. The stipend rate depends on the country being visited. 

 

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.

 

Child care 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
The travel allowance is 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. The travel allowance further includes half a month's stipend to contribute to relocation costs.

Please note:

  • If the applicant is already at the receiving institute at the time of application or has been working at the receiving institute/host laboratory for more than 6 months at the start of the fellowship, the travel allowance will not be paid.
  • In the event of early termination of the fellowship, any payments made after the date of termination will have to be repaid.
  • If the fellowship is terminated within 6 months the entire travel allowance will have to be returned.
  • If the fellowship is terminated between 6 and 12 months half of the travel allowance will have to be repaid. 

Parental leave
Fellows are entitled to 3 months paid parental leave during their fellowship. Fellows who take parental leave during the fellowship may request an extension of their fellowship for a period of up to 3 months. This extension has to be requested by the host supervisor at the end of the fellowship. Parental leave has to begin within 6 months of the birth of a child. Fellows should inform the Fellowship Office of their intention to take parental leave.

 

Part-time work
For child-care reasons it is possible to work part-time during the fellowship.

Please note: The maximum fellowship duration (full-time plus part-time) must not exceed 36 months.

 

EMBO Private Pension Scheme

Participation in the scheme is open to all EMBO Long-Term Fellows. The scheme is administered by MLP and pension funds are managed by Allianz. The plan offers a benefit package that optimally suits the needs of highly mobile scientists.

During the fellowship period EMBO functions as the policyholder and the fellows' contributions are directly deducted from the stipend. EMBO matches the fellows' contributions up to 100 euros per month. After the fellowship ends the policy is transferred to the fellow.

In case a fellow already voluntarily contributes to another pension scheme, the EMBO might be able to contribute towards the existing scheme.

 

EMBO FellowsNet

All fellows can join the EMBO fellows' network. The fellowsNet is the web-based portal where the fellows, scientists who have benefited from funding and support for post-doctoral research from EMBO Long-Term Fellowships, can stay connected with the EMBO community.

At the end of the fellowship, fellows are invited to the Fellows' Meeting. This annual event brings fellows together in a friendly atmosphere to present their research, share experiences, establish new collaborations and contacts. It is also an opportunity to meet the EMBO staff and give feedback and suggestions on the programme. 

 

Laboratory Management Courses

EMBO Long-Term Fellows are entitled to attend a Laboratory Management Course for postdocs free of charge at the end of their fellowship. This course fee waiver is subject to a minimum fellowship duration of six months and the laboratory management course has to be taken within five years of being awarded the fellowship.

 

FAQs

What is the scientific scope of EMBO?

EMBO funds basic research in the (molecular) life sciences. Information on the EMBO subject areas is available on our website at: http://www.embo.org/about-embo/subject-areas Please contact the office ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if in doubt whether your proposal falls within our scope.

 

Are there any age restrictions?

There are no age restrictions. 

 

Which are the EMBC Member States?

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom.

 

Which are the EMBC Associate Member States?

India, Singapore

 

I have a medical degree (M.D.). Am I eligible to apply?

Yes, you are eligible to apply for an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship provided you have appropriate research experience, i.e. comparable to a PhD. Please contact the fellowship office ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) prior to submission.

 

I received my PhD degree officially from Spain but spent the entirety of my PhD working in Germany. May I apply to go to a lab in Spain?

Yes, if you can clearly show that you spent the full duration working in Germany then you are eligible to apply to go to Spain.

 

I received my PhD degree officially from Spain but spent the entirety of my PhD working in Germany. May I apply to go to a lab in Germany?

No. Germany would be considered as the country you normally work in and therefore continuing to work in Germany would violate the mobility requirement.

 

I have performed my PhD in more than one country. I worked in both France and Belgium during my PhD, am I eligible to apply for an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship in France or Belgium?

Please contact the office ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to determine your eligibility.

 

My nationality is from a Non-EMBC Member State, can I apply for an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship?

Yes, but only if you apply to go to a host lab in one of the EMBC Member States.

 

My nationality is from an EMBC Associate Member State, can I apply for an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship?

Yes, but only if you apply to go to a host lab in one of the EMBC Member States or Associate member State.

 

My nationality is from a Non-EMBC Member State but I had my PhD from an EMBC Member State, can I apply for an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship in a Non-Member State?

No, Non-EMBC nationals with a PhD from an EMBC Member State are not eligible for a fellowship in a Non-Member State.

 

My nationality/one of my nationalities is from an EMBC Member State but I have studied and did my PhD in a Non-EMBC Member State, can I apply for an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship in another Non-Member State?

No, applicants need to be EMBC Member State nationals and need to have performed their PhD within one of the EMBC Member States in order to be eligible to apply for the fellowship to work in a Non-Member State.

 

Can I move from one laboratory to another within the same country?
OR
I am already working in a country different from where I obtained my PhD but I am not carrying out research currently. Can I apply to work in a laboratory in this country?

Only in case you have not been working in the host country for more than 3 months prior to joining the host laboratory.

 

I worked in the host country for 14 months after my PhD, then for 2 months in another country. Can I apply for the fellowship to go back to the host country?

No, your application will not be considered. 

 

Can I apply more than once for an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship?

Reapplication is allowed once irrespective of a change of project or host laboratory. You can apply two times in total, provided that all eligibility criteria are met each time. A submission is counted as an application once receipt has been acknowledged and a reference number (ALTF number) has been assigned.

 

Can I apply for other fellowships at the same time as I apply for the EMBO Long-Term Fellowship?

Yes, but as soon as you accept another fellowship you need to inform the EMBO Fellowship Office ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Please mention any other fellowship you are applying or planning to apply for in the online application form. This information is important to us for statistical purposes and has no influence on the evaluation process.

 

I have collaborated with the host supervisor before and we have co-published. Am I eligible to apply?

Please contact the office ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to determine your eligibility.

 

Can I apply with a project that involves collaboration between several labs?

In the application you can only have one official host lab and one official host supervisor. You can apply with a research proposal that requires collaboration with other laboratories but you have to choose one main supervisor. You should describe the planned collaboration(s) within the research proposal. 

 

Is it possible to add figures or tables in my application?

No, neither figures nor any special formatting is possible in the application system.

 

My application has been rejected at the pre-screening stage. Can I receive feedback?

At the prescreening stage we do not have comments from the committee and therefore can not provide individual feedback.

 

Are journal impact factors or journal name taken into account when evaluating applications?

Journal impact factors are not used in the evaluation and selection of applications. EMBO encourages evaluation of the quality of the scientific work and its impact on the field, rather than the journal in which it was published.

 

What are my chances of success?

We receive on average 800 applications per deadline. The success rate was around 15% in the last selection round. 

 

Do I have to pay tax on my fellowship?

The EMBO fellowship is a research stipend and in principal, should be tax exempt in most countries. However, we cannot advise on respective national tax regulations and we recommend fellows to contact the relevant authorities in the host country.

 

Does the EMBO Long-Term fellowship cover bench fees, overheads, funds for consumables or any other financial benefits to the host supervisor/the receiving institute?

The EMBO Long-Term Fellowship does not provide any of the above.

 

Does the EMBO Long-Term fellowship provide travel allowances to its fellows to attend meetings, conferences or workshops?

EMBO does not offer any travel grants for fellowship holders.

 

Can I contact current EMBO Fellows or alumni?

Due to data protection issues we cannot give out contact details of EMBO fellows. Successful applicants are listed in the annual EMBO Facts & Figures which is available on our website at:
http://www.embo.org/news/reports-brochures

Fellowships

 

Young scientists actively seek EMBO Long-Term Fellowships for postdoctoral research to fund and support their internationally mobile careers. Hundreds of scientists also benefit each year from EMBO Short-Term Fellowships, returning to their home laboratories with new skills as well as contacts for future collaborations.

 

EMBO Members and EMBO Young Investigators rigorously review all applications to EMBO Fellowships for their scientific potential. A core programme since the 1960s, EMBO Fellowships has benefited thousands of early career scientists.

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Michele GarfinkelMichele Garfinkel
Programme Manager
T. +49 6221 8891 552

 

Alessandra BendiscioliSandra Bendiscioli
Programme Officer
T. + 49 6221 8891 119