Scientific Visitor Programme

Enabling external scientists and students to benefit from new collaborations, technologies and state-of-the-art equipment

Corporate Partnership Programme Fellowships

Application open for EMBL CPP Fellowships for scientific visitors

Applicant guidelines Application form

Scope of the programme

Training of the next generation of scientists is one of EMBL’s key missions. The EMBL Scientific Visitor Programme gives excellent young researchers access to state-of-the-art technology platforms and research laboratories at all six EMBL sites. The Programme enables visitors to carry out short- to medium-term experimental projects and to experience the collaborative scientific atmosphere of the Laboratory. Visitors receive top-quality training, logistic and organisational support before and during their stay, and access to the EMBL services.

The CPP Fellowships support in particular young visitors coming to research laboratories at all EMBL sites, offering financial support of up to 2.000 € per applicant.

Several fellowships are awarded each year to young researchers who undertake a visit to one of EMBL’s sites with an expected duration between four weeks and six months. Funding is provided for travel to EMBL and accommodation (if available, in an EMBL guesthouse; otherwise, assistance in finding housing and financial support towards rental costs are provided).

More information about the EMBL Corporate Partnership Programme.


PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows will be eligible to apply for these fellowships. There are no restrictions on age, gender, scientific background or country of origin.

How to apply

Applications must be developed based on mutual agreement with an EMBL group or team leader, who acts as a local host. Applications shall include a project description, the applicant’s current CV, and a support letter from their supervisor at their home institute.

Applications can be submitted for evaluation in selection rounds every three months (31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December).

To submit your application, please download the application form and send the completed document, including your CV, by email to the Scientific Visitor Programme.

Current Programme Partners

Founder partners

Corporate partners

Associate partners


Do you still have questions after reading through the application guidelines? Get in touch with us.

Scientific Visitor Programme
Email: vp@embl.org