- Applicants must be negotiating a full-time group leader position at an institute/university in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Montenegro or Türkiye by the date of application (no earlier than 15.04.2021 for the call 2023)
OR have established a laboratory in one of these countries in the last two years.
- Applicants must be able to attend an online interview on October 6th, 2023.
- Applicants must be doing research in any of the EMBO subject areas.
- In the four years prior to their application (since 2019 for the call 2023), applicants should have spent at least two consecutive years outside the country in which they are planning to establish their laboratory.
- Applicants should have received their PhD less than nine years prior to the year of application (i.e. in 2014 for the call 2023).
- For female candidates with children, the eligibility limits are automatically extended by one year per child. The actual time taken as maternity leave (at any point during the career) should only be notified to the office if it is more than one year per child.
- For male applicants with children, the eligibility limits can be extended by the actual time taken off as paternity leave or – if their partner is working at least 80% FTE (full-time equivalent) – 3 months per child, whichever is longer.
- Illness and extended military service are considered exceptional circumstances on a case-by-case basis. Special provisions may also be made for clinical scientists. If you feel your circumstances warrant an extension of the eligibility periods, please contact the EMBO Young Investigator Programme Office () for advice before applying.