Christian Boulin Fellowships

The Christian Boulin Fellowships support travel and accommodation costs for young scientists visiting facilities at the EMBL sites, so they can learn and use the latest scientific techniques and advance their research projects

Christian Boulin

Christian Boulin, Director of Core Facilities and Services, was one of EMBL’s longest-serving members. His open-mindedness paired with intellectual curiosity was at the heart of many successful collaborations and under his leadership the EMBL Core Facilities developed into what they are today: top-class facilities enabling hundreds of scientists per year to achieve ambitious research goals.

Christian demonstrated an unselfish commitment to EMBL and its many activities, and symbolised the collaborative, good-humoured spirit that distinguishes the Laboratory.

Iain Mattaj, former EMBL Director General

The Fellowship

To honour Christian Boulin's contribution to the infrastructure of European life sciences and the relationships that he helped to bring about in his 38 years of service, EMBL launches the Christian Boulin Fellowships.

From January 2015, 10 to 15 awards of up to 1500 Euro each will be bestowed through the Christian Boulin Fellowship programme. The Fellowships will support travel and accommodation costs of young scientists visiting EMBL Core Facilities at the different EMBL sites, to learn and use the latest scientific techniques and thus advance their ambitious research projects.

This new initiative will also help to build bridges between industry and users of the multiple cutting-edge technologies available at the Laboratory, and is made possible thanks to generous support of EMBL's Corporate Partnership Programme.


Christian Boulin Fellowships are open to applicants from all EMBL member states, associate and prospect member states.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted any time and will be assessed in a timely manner.