The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world*. International exchange is a key feature in the application process. All fellowships must involve movement between countries. The receiving institute or the applicant's nationality must be from one of the EMBC Member States.
Applications and supporting documentation (two references, receiving institute acceptance) are only accepted via the online application system.
All applications are then evaluated by the EMBO Fellowship Committee based on:
- Previous scientific achievements of the applicant
- Novelty and biological significance of proposed research
- Appropriateness of the host laboratory for the proposed research and training of the applicant.
Opportunity is About:
Candidates should be from:
Description of Ideal Candidate:
Main eligibility criteria:
- Applicants must hold a doctorate degree or equivalent at the start of the fellowship.
- Applicants who already hold a PhD degree at the time of application are eligible to apply only if they passed their PhD exam in the two years prior to the respective application deadline
- Applicants must have at least one first author publication accepted in press or published in an international peer reviewed journal at the time of application.
- All applications must involve movement between countries. The receiving institute or the applicant's nationality must be from one of the EMBC Member States.
- Applications to go to the country in which the PhD was obtained will not be considered.
- Applications for a Long-Term Fellowship to be held in the laboratory, institute or department in which the candidate worked to obtain his or her PhD, or to work again with the candidate's PhD supervisor, no matter where the latter is located, will not be considered.
- Candidates can only submit one application for one project at one host laboratory at each round of selection.
- Reapplication is permissible only once.
Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year
Cost/funding for participants:
Fellowships may be awarded for a period of up to 24 months*, depending on a positive interim request from the host supervisor.
It is possible to apply when the applicant has already started at the receiving institute. However, the maximum time for a combination of previous support and EMBO funding is 36 months in case the laboratory is within an EMBC Member state and 24 months if in a non EMBC Member state. (Please note that the minimum fellowship duration that can be requested is 12 months and that about five months are required to process the application.) E.g. if an applicant has already been at the receiving institute for 12 months at the start of the EMBO Fellowship the applicant will only be eligible for a further 12 months funding in a non-member state (24 months in total) and 24 months in a member state (36 months in total).
Fellowships must be started within one calendar year from the relevant closing date for applications.
*With the exception of the host laboratory being in Singapore in which case the maximum duration is 36 months.
The stipend is a subsistence allowance and is intended to cover the cost of living in the host country. The value of the stipend depends on the country being visited.
Dependent child allowance
EMBO fellows are entitled to receive an additional allowance for dependent children under the age of 18. The value of the allowance depends on the country being visited.
Child care allowance
For children under the age of six, fellows can claim support for incurred child-care costs up to the amount of €2.500 euros per year and per child.
The travel allowance is intended to cover travel costs up to the amount of €5.000 for the fellow and his/her family to and from the receiving institute. The travel allowance further includes half a month's stipend to contribute to relocation costs.