Application deadlines: Applications are accepted throughout the year
EMBC Member states: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye, and United Kingdom. EMBC Associate Member states: India, Singapore
Cooperating partner country: Chile, Taiwan
EMBO subject areas: Cell Cycle, Cell & Tissue Architecture, Cellular Metabolism, Chromatin &
Transcription, Development, Differentiation & Death, Evolution & Ecology, Genome Stability &
Dynamics, Genomic & Computational Biology, Immunology, Membranes & Transport,
Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens, Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience, Plant Biology,
Proteins & Biochemistry, RNA, Signal Transduction, Structural Biology & Biophysics, Systems
- Applicants must be active researchers at any stage in their career with a minimum of one year of research experience at the PhD student level, or equivalent at the time of application.
- EMBO Scientific Exchange Grants are awarded for research exchanges between laboratories in EMBC Member States, Associated Member States or Cooperation Partners. The grants are not awarded for exchanges between two laboratories within the same country.
- Only in exceptional cases, the grants be awarded for research visits outside the countries listed above. For such cases, it is essential that a justification be provided why there is no appropriate expertise or technology in EMBC Member States, Associated Member States or Cooperation Partners.
- Applications from outside EMBC Member States, Associated Member States or Cooperation Partners will not be considered.
- Applications for the exclusive purpose of training in a technique rather than as a component of a wider research project will not be considered for funding.
- EMBO does not consider applications to prolong visits begun under other auspices, or as bridging grant between, or prior to, long-term stays funded by EMBO or other organisations.
- Applications for grants to attend courses, workshops, or symposia will not be considered. Similarly, EMBO Scientific Grants do not provide additional funding for courses, conference travel, bench fees, overheads or any other expenses beyond travel costs between the laboratories involved and the subsistence rates depending on the country visited
- EMBO Scientific Exchange Grants fund research visits of one week (seven days) up to three
months (90 days) between laboratories in EMBC Member States, Associated Member States or
Cooperation Partners (see page 2).
Awarded applicants can stay on their research visit for an additional three months
(maximum), however, EMBO will not provide funding for this extended period.
EMBO Scientific Exchange Grants are not awarded for exchanges between two laboratories
within the same country.
EMBO Scientific Exchange Grants are intended for joint research work rather than
consultations, to establish new scientific relationships.