Global Investigator Network

Supporting young group leaders in Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan

Application deadline is 1 June


EMBO Global Investigators receive a financial award of 7,000 euros per year for the duration of their membership in the programme.

Networking is a key aspect of the programme. Funds are available for EMBO Global Investigators for:


  • Attending or organizing regional or international scientific meetings
  • Visiting other research institutions to give a scientific seminar or to plan or continue a collaboration
  • Inviting researchers to give scientific lectures at their institute
  • Delivering scientific seminar series at the local, regional, and national levels
  • Attending the EMBO Young Investigator Network annual meeting, retreat, and sectoral meetings

Support for Global Investigators

  • Training in research leadership and management skills through EMBO Lab Leadership Courses
  • Professional development courses
  • Covering fees for publications in EMBO Press journals
  • Manuscript and grant proposal editing services
  • Childcare support when attending conferences

Support for Global Investigators’ laboratories

  • Accessing EMBL Core Facilities
  • Sending members of the research group to another laboratory to carry out experiments or learn a technique
  • Organizing joint group meetings with other laboratories
  • Arranging a lab retreat
  • Annual course for PhD students from programme members’ laboratories


Global Investigators are members of the EMBO Young Investigator Network, which also includes Young Investigators and Installation Grantees. Global Investigators are constantly provided with opportunities to meet and interact with their European counterparts.

Since the aim of the programme is not only to support collaborations with European scientists but also to foster local exchanges and thus help create EMBO communities outside Europe, the benefits received by Global Investigators are not restricted to interactions with other EMBO programme members.

For detailed information on the benefits, please refer to the Programme Guide for Global Investigators.