Although a geographically balanced set of selected network members is desirable, the primary selection criterion is scientific excellence. Additional aspects considered by the EMBO Global Investigator Network Committee are:
- Proposed research
- Group and research environment
- Financial and intellectual independence.
For a detailed list of selection criteria, download the application guidelines.
The selection process involves the following steps:
Application: The EMBO Global Investigator Network Committee selects a group of applicants for an online interview. The files of the selected applicants are sent to an EMBO Member with expertise in the candidate’s area of research for a confidential review.
Interview: Candidates attend an online interview with a subset of the Global Investigator Network Committee, where they deliver a presentation summarizing their current results, projects and future directions, followed by discussion.
Committee meeting: Following the interviews, the committee meets to make a final decision, and all candidates are informed by email of the outcome of their application.
Due to the high number of applications, it is not possible to give any individual feedback. Reasons for the rejection will not be communicated.