The Finance unit controls and administers all aspects of the laboratory's finances. The unit prepares EMBL's Annual Financial Statements, produces regular management financial reports and manages day-to-day financial transactions.

The SAP Team manages the software system used by EMBL for financial management, human resources, purchasing and materials management (Stores).

The Grants Services Team assists scientists in procuring funding for research projects from a variety of external sources.

The Finance unit also supports scientists with financial management and reporting of these projects.

Grants Services

Grants Services offers support and resources for EMBL staff in grant related matters. We support scientists in the search for suitable funding, the application process and in the negotiation phase where appropriate, as well as post-award management of grants.

For inquiries, please contact or phone +49 6221 387-8535.

Please find below the EMBL Policy on Compliance with United States of America Regulations Dealing with Financial Conflicts of Interest. Any enquires relating to this policy should be sent to

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Tel: +49 6221 387-8789

Budget Office


Grant Services



EMBL Heidelberg
Meyerhofstr. 1
69117 Heidelberg, Germany

With more than 200 staff, in all support areas, ranging from caretakers and gardeners to senior management staff, EMBL Administration provides administrative support to more than 1600 members of personnel from in excess of 75 nations.