Global Lecture Courses

Funding for lecture courses for scientific exchange beyond European borders

The deadlines for applications are 1 March 2024 and 1 August 2024, 12:00 noon CE(S)T


EMBO Global Lecture Courses must take place in EMBC Associate Member States, in countries and territories with which EMBO has signed a co-operation agreement, or in countries eligible for support by EMBO and The Company of Biologists. Details can be found here.

Please note that for lecture courses taking place in India, organizers should apply for an India | EMBO Lecture Course.

The lecture course must cover a topic from the life sciences, and organizers must provide a convincing justification that the course addresses a need in the local scientific community.

Course organizers can be of any nationality and be based in any country in the world. The scientific organizing committee must be geographically and gender diverse, and come from more than one institute representing the topics covered in the meeting.

For detailed information on the eligibility criteria, including the format of EMBO Global Lecture Courses, please consult the application guidelines (pdf).  

Organizers are advised to contact the EMBO office to discuss their proposal at least 4 weeks before the application deadline, especially if they are applying for an EMBO Global Lecture Course for the first time: .