Solidarity Grants

Supporting life scientists displaced by armed conflicts

Accepting applications from January 2023

Application deadline:
15 February 2023


EMBO provides grants for host institutions in EMBC Member States with Increasing Participation Status (Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia, and Turkey) to issue a grant via their host institutes to selected grantees.

Grant duration

The grants are awarded for one year, a further year of extension may be possible, depending on funds being available.

EMBO Laboratory Leadership courses

Grantees who are post-docs or group leaders can apply to participate in an EMBO Laboratory Leadership course free of charge.

Grantees who are PhD students can apply to participate in an appropriate training course offered by EMBO Solutions.

The grant is intended to cover the cost of living in the host country. The EMBO Solidarity Grant does not cover bench fees, overheads, funds for consumables or any other financial benefits to the supervisor or the receiving institute. The stipend rate depends on the country being visited and the entry-level and might be subject to taxation.

EMBO cannot advise on national tax regulations and we recommend grantees contact the relevant authorities in the host country.

Child and childcare allowance

For children under the age of six, fellows can claim support for incurred childcare costs up to the amount of 2,500 euros per grant year and per child.

EMBO Grantees 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.