The ARISE programme is open to experienced STEM professionals from around the world, from all countries and without age restriction.
To join ARISE programme, you need to have
at least 4 years (full time equivalent) of experience in research, including technology/method development, in academia or industry, after your last degree that would formally qualify you to enter a PhD in the country in which the degree was issued. Years spent on a PhD count towards the required four years of experience.
high level of skills comparable to the level of the postdoctoral candidate, relevant to the fields of ARISE hosting groups
initial experience with technology development related to service provision.
fluency in written and spoken English (comparable to the C level/ proficient English user).
strong scientific potential that can be proved through at least one of the following types of evidence:
scientific publications, scientific software, unique or problematic datasets, technical documentation, or similar that you have produced.
contributions to patents.
experience in management of technology development projects.
detailed descriptions of any other innovative research you have performed, and your achievements.
any other activities that demonstrate experience relevant to technology development and scientific services.
Further, based on the MSCA mobility rule it is not permitted for applicants to have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) at any of the EMBL sites for more than 12 months in the three years immediately preceding the call deadline *.
* Exceptions might be considered related to covid-19. If you need further explanations about mobility rule requirements and related exceptions due to covid-19 outbreak, please contact ARISE management team at email@example.com.
How to apply
To submit your application you will need to
fill in the application form in advance – close to the call opening you can download it here.
write the project proposal in advance – proposal template will also be put live closer to the application deadline.
organize at least 2 reference letters to be sent to us
upload the application form and the project proposal as pdfs to our online application portal.
Preparation of the project proposal
You should independently prepare and submit an original technology development proposal (up to four pages). It should be relevant to the field of work of the group(s) that you wish to join. The proposal should aim to develop new methods or technologies or to improve existing ones, which can then be applied to answer various scientific questions from life science researchers as part of a service, and which can be integrated into research infrastructures. The proposed project should not be of local interest only, but should have sufficient potential for international transfer.
Before you plan the proposal, you should select one or more EMBL groups which you would like to join. You should contact them to get an overview of their field of work and of current and future activities in these groups or teams. They are looking forward to your email.
Selection of fellows is based purely on merit, concretely based on
the professional excellence of the applicant, your previous achievements and impact you made on your filed of work
the excellence of the proposed project, it’s quality and novelty and fit with the team of the host and eventual secondment host
potential of the proposed project to be included in the service offers of the RIs and what would be the expected impact of such service
Evaluation criteria and point system we use are described in the Guide for applicants.
For researchers at risk, who have been displaced by conflict or whose situation makes it difficult for them to pursue their careers, the Programme Manager can provide special support on a case-by-case basis (e.g. application by post where online application is not possible, or revision of eligibility criteria to take into consideration time when applicants had to suspend their research activities while seeking refugee status or applying for asylum.
Applicants can appeal after any of three cut-off points: eligibility check, evaluation of their written application by the Evaluation Board, and personal interviews.
A dedicated email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, is available for official complaints or formal appeals. This will be accessible only by the Advisory Committee, which is bound by strict confidentiality.
The ARISE Advisory Committee will investigate the validity and significance of the allegations. If significant irregularities in the procedures are found, the Advisory Committee will devise a corrective measure for the current application (e.g. re-evaluation) and future selection rounds. In general, however, the decisions of the Evaluation Board, the interview panel, and the interviewers from the ARISE groups will not be overruled.