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Information for applicants planning to go to the UK



Updated on 21 February 2020


Heidelberg, 31 January 2020 - Although the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union today, scientists based in the UK will continue to have access to all EMBO Programmes and activities. EMBO receives its funds from the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), an intergovernmental funding body made up of 30 Member States, of which the UK will remain a member. This means that EMBO will continue to support scientists coming from and going to the UK. EMBO Courses & Workshops can continue to take place in the UK, EMBO Postdoctoral and Short-Term Fellows can still exchange between the UK and the EU, and EMBO Members in the UK remain an integral part of the EMBO community.


EMBO has filed an application with the UK authorities for accelerated visa routes for EMBO Postdoctoral Fellows, EMBO Advanced Fellows and EMBO Young Investigators. As a consequence, EMBO Postdoctoral Fellows, EMBO Advanced Fellows and EMBO Young Investigators are eligible for Global Talent visa. For detailed information and to apply for the visa, visit Global Talent visa.


We recommend that anyone planning to submit an application for an EMBO Programme or event that involves movement between the EU and the UK do so with sufficient notice.



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