Installation Grants

Supporting group leaders who move to host countries that are part of the Installation Grant scheme

Application deadline: 15 April


Application process:

  • The call for 2024 is now closed. The next call opens in mid-January 2025.
  • Updated Application Guidelines (February 2024) are no available for download (side bar).
  • Selected applicants will be interviewed by the Installation Grants committee, on 6 November 2024. The interviews for the EMBO Installation Grants take place in a hybrid format, with the EMBO Installation Grants committee present at the EMBO Offices in Heidelberg and candidates connecting remotely.
  • After the interview, the EMBO Installation Grants committee ranks all applicants and makes a binding recommendation to the Strategic Development Installation Grants (SDIG) Board of the EMBC.
  • Final decisions on the award of an Installation Grant are made by the SDIG Board at the end of November. The decision is based on the ranking provided by the EMBO Installation Grants committee as well as the funds available from each country to support the Grants.
  • All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by email within a month after the board meeting.

The complete application for Installation Grants consists of:

  • CV
  • Synopsis of past work
  • Outline of the planned research project
  • Short summary of research
  • Publication list and list of two best papers
  • Three letters of reference
  • Description of the receiving institute
  • ORCID number
  • Information and confirmation of the receiving institute, including a description of
    • the available infrastructure
    • any start-up package provided
    • the duties and benefits of the applicant

Applicants must not indicate the journal impact factor in their application. EMBO is a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which recommends “not to use journal-based metrics, such as Journal Impact Factors, as a surrogate measure of the quality of individual research articles, to assess an individual scientist’s contributions, or in hiring, promotion, or funding decisions”.