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Increasing participation in the EMBO Programmes across Europe

New and adapted schemes and support offerings for life scientists in or going to participating countries

Until the end of 2024, life scientists in or going to Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia, and Turkey can apply for the following schemes and support offerings:

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Reserved for researchers applying to work in one of the eleven participating countries. An interview is guaranteed to all applicants, provided their application passes initial screening for quality.

Advanced Collaboration Grants

A scheme for group leaders in the participating countries who wish to visit scientists in other EMBC Member States to develop or carry out collaborative projects, or to prepare joint grant proposals.

Early Career Lecture Courses

Funding for lecture courses to train PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the participating countries.

Lecture Series

Funding to invite EMBO Members and Young Investigators to give lecture series in institutions in the participating countries.

Open Access publication

EMBO Press offers Open Access publication in The EMBO Journal, EMBO reports, Molecular Systems Biology and EMBO Molecular Medicine at no cost for corresponding authors based in the participating countries and who are not entitled to be covered by a publish-and-read agreement.

Grants for participation at
EMBO Courses & Workshops

Researchers at any career stage and from any discipline in the life sciences can apply for a grant up to 700 euros to cover registration fees, travel and accommodation cost to participate at any EMBO Course or Workshop.

The selection of grantees is handled directly by the organizer. For a list of all upcoming EMBO Courses & Workshops, please see the events calendar. For each event, you will find a link to the corresponding website.

Solidarity Grants

Supporting life scientists displaced by armed conflicts. The grants are available as one-year stipends for researchers to start, continue or finish their PhD thesis; for post-doctoral researchers and for research stays by scientists at the professorial and group leader level.

This scheme is no longer accepting applications.

The schemes and support offerings are funded with means from EMBC.