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EMBO launches Global Investigator Network


Connecting young research group leaders across the world


Heidelberg, 11 March 2019 – EMBO today launches the Global Investigator Programme. This new programme is intended for young life scientists who have started their laboratories in Chile, India, Singapore or Taiwan within the last six years. It provides the selected scientists with funding and platforms for networking with other life scientists in the same region and those in Europe, encouraging the establishment of cooperation across international borders.


Benefits for EMBO Global Investigators include funds for visiting laboratories in Europe to give scientific seminars or to plan or continue a collaborations; training in research leadership and management skills; inviting other EMBO Global Investigators, EMBO Members or current EMBO Young Investigators to give scientific lectures at their institutes; organising joint group meetings with other laboratories; attending or organising regional or internationals scientific meetings; attending the biennial EMBO Global Investigator Network meeting with EMBO Members and EMBO Young Investigators; lab retreats; mentorship by an EMBO Member; research integrity training, and access to childcare support when attending conferences.


“The EMBO Global Investigator Network will support the career development of the next generation of scientific leaders in Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan by providing them with opportunities to interact and collaborate with leading scientists from their regions and the rest of the world,” Noel Lowndes, Committee Chair of the programme says. “The opportunity of joint activities with EMBO Young Investigators will greatly facilitate the establishment of valuable contacts between EMBO Global Investigators and their colleagues in Europe, and will enable the creation of a shared network between young researchers in Europe and EMBO’s partner countries,” he added.


Applicants must have been independent research group leaders for between one and six years on 1 January in the year of the application and must be working in an EMBC Associate Member State (currently India and Singapore) or in a country or territory covered by a cooperation agreement with EMBC (currently Chile and Taiwan). An EMBO committee selects the EMBO Global Investigators based on their scientific excellence.


Programme details can be viewed and applications submitted now at www.embo.org/funding-awards/global-investigators. Application deadline is 1 June 2019.