30 May 2018 – EMBO is pleased to announce that Montenegro has joined its intergovernmental funding body, the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC). Montenegro is the 30th country to become part of the EMBC, and will now be able to benefit from the support EMBO offers to talented life science researchers at all career stages.
“Montenegro is making a strong effort to improve life science research in their own country and through cross-border initiatives,” says EMBO Director Maria Leptin. “We are pleased to welcome Montenegro as part of the European life science community that EMBO represents. And we look forward to offer the country’s scientists the opportunities and support available in our member states.”
Montenegro’s accession as EMBC Member State was agreed by EMBC Council following a presentation from Montenegrin Minister of Science Sanja Damjanović, and Danilo Mrdak, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science at the University of Montenegro.
“It is our goal to strengthen science in Montenegro,” says Damjanović. “One of the ways in which we are looking to do this is through creating international connections. Being part of EMBO will help us to intensify the ties with the rest of Europe and to provide financial and professional support to researchers in our country.”
Following the completion of the parliamentary ratification procedure, life scientists working in Montenegro are now eligible to apply to EMBO for Long-Term and Short-Term Fellowships, Courses & Workshops funding and the EMBO Young Investigator Programme. Access to support in these areas helps some of Europe’s best scientists to excel in their research and to engage in professional networking with an international community of peers.