17 March 2022 – EMBO has added activities to existing programmes and launched new schemes to increase participation of life scientists in or going to eleven countries that currently benefit less from its programmes compared with others.
Greece and Hungary recently joined Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia, and Turkey. For the next three years, life scientists in or going to these countries can apply for the schemes. All countries are member states of the EMBC, the organization that funds the major EMBO Programmes and activities.
The new and adapted schemes are:
Additional EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships are reserved for researchers applying to work in one of the participating countries. In addition, an interview by an EMBO Member or Young Investigator is now guaranteed to the researchers applying to work in those countries, provided their application passes initial screening for overall quality. These will thereby enter the final shortlist for consideration by the Fellowship Committee.
EMBO Advanced Collaboration Grants are a new scheme for group leaders in the participating countries who wish to visit scientists in other EMBC Member States to develop or carry out collaborative projects, or to prepare joint grant proposals.
The EMBO Lecture Courses scheme provides funding for lecture courses to train PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the participating countries.
The EMBO Lecture Series scheme provides funding to invite EMBO Members and Young Investigators to give lecture series in institutions in the participating countries. Excellence of the candidate and the research proposal are the main selection criteria for all schemes.
Details about the schemes, including eligibility criteria and the application process, are available at embo.org/funding.