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Global Exchange Lecture Series

 

About

EMBO Global Activities intends to expand the EMBO philosophy of catalyzing scientific exchange and fostering talented researchers beyond European borders. It aims specifically at countries that are increasingly committing resources to attain talent, knowledge and skills. As part of its initiatives to promote interactions between scientists worldwide, EMBO supports lecture series involving EMBO Members and EMBO Young Investigators at institutes in non-European countries; and by prominent researchers from non-European institutes at European institutes. Priority is given to lecture series involving institutes in cooperating countries.

 

Application

The local scientific organizer applies for support of the researcher involved in the EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Series.

Proposals should be received through the online application system at least 6 months before the planned lecture series. Applications are made by the primary local scientific organizer and should include details about the:

  • researcher who has tentatively agreed to be part of the EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Series;
  • timeframe of the lecture series (estimated start and end date);
  • proposed schedule, including the names of the hosts and the host institutes.

Priority is given to applications for eligible researchers* giving seminars at several institutes (usually three) in countries with cooperation agreements with EMBO. In addition to giving scientific seminars at each institute, it is expected that time is reserved for the researcher to discuss with PhD and postdoc researchers.


Applications are accepted throughout the year and applicants will usually be notified within six weeks after submission of their application.


The  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  will answer any questions concerning the application. Contacting EMBO Committee Members to influence the decision process will result in disqualification of the application.


* Eligible researchers include EMBO Members and EMBO Young Investigators for lecture series at institutes in non-European countries and prominent researchers from non-European institutes for lecture series at European institutes.

Financials

EMBO will directly contribute towards the eligible researcher's* travel expenses (apex/economy) to participate in the EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Series, up to a maximum of 3,500 euro. The expenses will be reimbursed to the researcher, who will be requested to submit an expense claim form together with related receipts to the EMBO office.

 

It is expected that the host institutions will arrange and cover the costs of accommodation and internal transport. 



* Eligible researchers include EMBO Members and EMBO Young Investigators for lecture series at institutes in non-European countries and prominent researchers from non-European institutes for lecture series at European institutes.

Promotion

All EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Series will be advertised on the EMBO website. It is expected that additional advertising (e.g. in local institutes) will be arranged by the local hosts. It is a strict condition of EMBO support that any publicity should clearly indicate the event is an EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Series and must include the EMBO logo with suitable prominence.

Women in Science lectures

 

Organizers of conferences funded through the EMBO Courses & Workshop programme wishing to invite a scientist speaking about issues related to women in science are encouraged to apply for this lecture grant.

 

Maximum funding: €800 and €1200 (for overseas speakers),

 

Please complete the application form and send it to the EMBO Women in Science office

( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

 

Science Policy lectures

 

About

 

The EMBO Science Policy Programme has limited funds to offer organizers of a scientific event the opportunity to include a non-scientific talk addressing the policy implications of science and technology, including, but not limited to, discussions about ethics, economics, politics, and law.


Examples of themes that could be addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Genetic and genomic applications
  • Dual-use research
  • Scientific publishing and open access
  • Research integrity
  • Biosafety
  • Science advocacy
  • Research policy

 

Maximum funding:
1,000 euro (for European speakers) and 2,000 euro (for overseas speakers) to cover travel and accommodation costs.

 

Eligibility

 

  • Meeting organizers who want to include a Science Policy talk.
  • The lecturer must hold a presentation on a 'Science & Policy' issue, addressing societal and ethical implications of scientific developments.
  • The lecturer can be a scientist, a policy practitioner, sociologist, ethicist, journalist or science communicator.
  • The lecture should be advertised as 'EMBO Science Policy Lecture'.

Application

 

  • Applications can be received at any time.
  • Organizers of the meeting should fill in the application form and return it to the EMBO Science Policy Office either by email or post.
  • The travel and accommodation costs of the lecturer should be paid by the organizers in advance.
  • Reimbursement will be done upon receipt of a summary of the talk and a list of the costs to be claimed together with all receipts and tickets, using the travel expenses claim form.
  • Decisions on the proposals is made by EMBO.
  • The applicants will be notified about the outcome of her/his proposal within 2 weeks.

 

Young Investigator lectures

 

About

 

Applications are welcome from meeting organizers who want to invite EMBO Young Investigators to give a lecture. Programme members are eligible for sponsorship until one year after the expiration of their formal membership. Our online database contains an option for searching for scientists eligible for Young Investigator lectures by keyword or subject area.

 

We fund lectures at a wide range of conferences, including Keystone Symposia, Gordon Research Conferences, EMBO Conferences & Workshops and Society meetings.

 

A complete listing of the lectures funded can be found in our annual facts and figures (pdf).

Application

 

Organizers of the meeting should fill in the Young Investigator lecture grants application form and return it to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by email at least one month before the start of the meeting. Application is possible throughout the year.

 

Decisions on the proposals for lectures are made in consultation with the chair of the EMBO Young Investigator Committee.

Financials

 

A maximum of 800 euro (Europe) and 1,200 euro (international) to cover travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed to the speaker. The EMBO Young Investigator giving the lecture is requested to submit the Young Investigator lecture grants claim form together with related receipts to the Young Investigator office. No advance payments will be made.

 

Conditions of the grant:

  • The lecture must be advertised as EMBO Young Investigator Lecture in the conference programme.

  • The speaker should be introduced at the meeting with a slide stating that it is an EMBO Young Investigator Lecture (this is provided if the applications is successful) with some general comments on EMBO and its activities.

  • A maximum of two lecture grants will be awarded for meetings with 300 participants or fewer.

  • EMBO will not cover a stipend for the speaker or costs towards the general organization of the meeting.

  • Travel costs should keep within the guidelines in the EMBO Young Investigator Travel Guidelines.

  • It is expected that registration fees be waived for EMBO Young Investigator Lectures. If a registration fee is payable by all speakers and this includes accommodation, reimbursement of travel costs is prioritized, but any remaining funds can be used towards the residential registration fee to cover accommodation costs of the speaker.

Keynote Lectures by EMBO Members

 

About

Meeting organizers can apply for funding for an EMBO Member or Associate Members to give a keynote lecture at their major international scientific meeting. This provides participants with an opportunity to find out about the recent research findings from EMBO Members' laboratories.

 

Applications are handled via the online application system. Priority will be given to applications received at least nine months prior to the start of the meeting. The lecture must be given the status of a keynote lecture, featured prominently within the programme and entitled "The EMBO Lecture".

 

Please note that funding is not available for EMBO Keynote Lectures at EMBO Conferences, EMBO Workshops or symposia co-funded by EMBO (but it is available for EMBO | FEBS Lecture Courses).

Application

Application deadlines: 1 March, 1 June, 1 September and 1 December. Applicants will be notified within six weeks of the deadline.

 

Apply online via the online application system and please:

  • Provide a complete programme of the meeting, clearly indicating the proposed "The EMBO Lecture" slot.
  • Ensure that the spectrum of speakers and attendees is international in its scope.
  • Ensure that the invited speaker, who must be an EMBO Member or Associate Member, resides outside of the host country.
  • Ensure that either the scientific meeting is held in or the EMBO Member is working in an EMBC Member State.

Each application is reviewed by at least one member of the EMBO Course Committee. The This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will answer any questions concerning the application. Contacting individual members of the EMBO Course Committee to influence the decision process will result in disqualification of the application.

Financials

A maximum of 1,000 euro (Europe) and 2,000 euro (international) to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence costs will be reimbursed to the speaker, who will be requested to submit an expense claim form together with related receipts to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

The following costs will not be covered:

  • stipend for the speaker;
  • meeting registration fee;
  • costs towards the general organization of the meeting.

Conditions of Funding

Application should be made by the meeting organizer and fulfill the following requirements:

  • Support will only be provided for a speaker who is an EMBO Member.
  • Funding will only be provided for one speaker per meeting. The EMBO Member must be working and/or be going to an event in an EMBC Member State.
  • The lecture has keynote lecture status, is featured prominently within the meeting programme and entitled "The EMBO Lecture".
  • The speaker should be introduced at the meeting as an EMBO Member. The EMBO Courses & Workshops office will ask the speaker to make some general comments about EMBO and its activities and will provide a Powerpoint slide for this purpose. A selection of EMBO publicity material may be sent to the organizer for display at the meeting.
  • The EMBO logo should be included on all publicity related to the meeting.

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Contact

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Gerlind WallonGerlind Wallon
Deputy Director
Programme Manager
T. + 49 6221 8891 112

Rachel CoulthardRachel Coulthard
Administrator
T. + 49 6221 8891 110