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 EMBL Corporate Partnership Programme has prioritised the introduction of short-term fellowships amounting up to 4.000 EUR to enable junior level scientific visitors to carry out experimental projects with an EMBL host research group, thereby allowing them to build new networks and experience the international and interactive environment at EMBL, in addition to experiencing progress of their own research goals. Fellowship awardees are expected to submit a short activity report after the visit. These fellowships are run by the Scientific Visitor Programme office to provide logistic and organisational support to successful awardees before and during their stay.
The fellowships are designed to act as flexible co-funding, and can be provided alongside any other sources of external funding received by the fellow – as long as all sources of such funding are declared to the Scientific Visitor Programme office in the Application form.
What is covered
Fellowship of up to 4.000 EUR, depending on the duration of the stay
Provided as reimbursement of travel or accommodation cost upon provision of receipts
Eligible for stay at all EMBL sites in Barcelona, Grenoble, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Hinxton or Rome
Flexible to combine fellowship with other declared sources of external funding as long as this is allowed by those sources
Support provided to find EMBL or associated housing, or options presented for in the private rental market in support with local Unit/site administrators
Currently employed Ph.D and postdoctoral researchers only
No restriction on age, gender, nationality, scientific background or current location except for affiliations with UN/EU-sanctioned institutes
Must be employed and return to home institution on completion of fellowship
Minimum stay of one month to a maximum stay of six months, hosted by an EMBL research group
Only first visit to EMBL is supported. Applications must be submitted and decision received before commencement of the visit (see below for processing times). Retroactive applications are not possible