Applications are invited for EMBO Long-Term Fellowships to support postdoctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. Fellowships may be awarded for a period of up to 24 months, depending on a positive interim request from the host supervisor. The fellowship may be taken in EMBC Member States and Non-EMBC Member States (Non-EMBC nationals are not eligible to apply for a fellowship in a non-member state; Non-EMBC nationals with a PhD from an EMBC member state are not eligible for a fellowship in a non-member state; Applications to go to the country in which the PhD was obtained will not be considered; Applications to perform research in the country where, on the basis of the CV, the applicant normally works will not be considered)
Level: Fellowships support postdoctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world.
Field(s): Fellowships are awarded for a specific research project in a particular host laboratory.
Deadline: Applications are now accepted throughout the year..
Funded By: The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships programme is co-financed by the European Union through the
Marie Curie Action “Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)”.
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are targeted for Applicants from EMBC Member States (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom) and non-EMBC member state (but only if apply to go to a host lab in one of the EMBC Member States) can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Duration: 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.
‣ Scholarship covers: -Stipend: 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.
-Travel allowance: 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.
-Please note: If the applicant is already at the receiving institute at the time of application or has been working at the receiving institute/host laboratory for more than 6 months at the start of the fellowship, the travel allowance will not be paid. In the event of early termination of the fellowship, any payments made after the date of termination will have to be repaid. If the fellowship is terminated within 6 months the entire travel allowance will have to be returned. If the fellowship is terminated between 6 and 12 months half of the travel allowance will have to be repaid.
‣ The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support postdoctoral 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.
To apply for EMBO Long-Term Fellowships, applicants must meet the following requirements :
‣ 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.
Selection Criteria for EMBO Long-Term Fellowships
All applications are then evaluated by the EMBO Fellowship Committee
‣ 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.
‣ The Fellowship Committee then meets to take the final funding decisions. Typically the outcome of the selection is known between 14-16 weeks after the closing date and is provided on the EMBO website shortly after the committee meeting.
‣ Applications and supporting documentation (two references, receiving institute acceptance) are only accepted via the online application form.application system.
‣ Scholarship Application Due Date: Applications are now accepted throughout the year.
There are TWO ANNUAL EVALUATION DEADLINES for EMBO Long-Term Fellowships:
Second Friday of February, 2 PM Central European Time: First evaluation deadline. Complete applications up to this deadline will enter the evaluation process. Results for this round will be announced at the end of May or beginning of June.
Second Friday of August, 2 PM Central European Summer Time: Second evaluation deadline. Complete applications up to this deadline will enter the evaluation process. Results for this round will be announced at the end of November or beginning of December.
***Please note***: Registration for an EMBO online application account is not sufficient to enter the corresponding evaluation round. An application is only regarded as complete once all the required information is submitted AND the candidate confirms completion. Applications completed after 14:00 CET on the day of the deadline will enter the next evaluation round. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.