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Young Investigator lectures



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. Alternatively, see a list of Young Investigators eligible for lecture grants this year, sorted by 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).


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.



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.

  • Several YIP lectures might be applied for per meeting.

  • 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.