Call for Applications

EMBO Young Investigator Programme 2019 for young researchers in the life sciences.

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Application Deadline: April 1st 2019

Through the Young Investigator Programme, EMBO identifies and supports some of the best young researchers in the life sciences. EMBO Young Investigators are group leaders in the early stages of setting up an independent laboratory in EMBC Member or Associate Member States. They receive financial and practical support for a period of four years to help them develop skills and connections that will help them during this career stage.

The Young Investigator Programme was started in 2000. EMBO Young Investigators are selected annually and the 73 current members, together with 384 former members of the programme and the recipients of EMBO Installation Grants, form a network of Europe’s next generation of leading life scientists.

Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates applying to become a Young Investigator must:

  • Have been an independent group leader for at least one year at the pre-application deadline and for less than four years on 1 January in the year of application.
  • Have an excellent track record.
  • Carry out research in the life sciences in an EMBC Member State, an EMBC Associate Member State (currently India and Singapore) or a in countries/territories covered by a co-operation agreement (currently Taiwan and Chile).
  • Have obtained sufficient funding to run their laboratory.
  • Have published at least one last author research paper in an international peer reviewed journal from independent work carried out in their own laboratory.
  • Be 40 years old or younger on 1 January in the year of application, unless exceptional circumstances have significantly delayed career progression.
  • Be able to attend an interview in Heidelberg, Germany, on 23 or 24 October 2019.

Benefits:

EMBO Young Investigators receive a financial award of 15,000 euros in their second year. They can also apply for additional small grants of up to 10,000 euros per year.

Networking is a key aspect of the programme, and Young Investigators benefit from extensive practical support, including:

Networking:

  • The annual EMBO Young Investigator meeting
  • Special interest groups organizing sectoral meetings on a number of topics
  • Joint group meetings with other programme member’s labs
  • Visits to discuss a potential collaboration with another programme member
  • Seminars by Young Investigators at another programme members’ institute
  • Research visits of a lab member to another programme member’s laboratory to exchange expertise

Support for Young Investigators:

Support for Young Investigator laboratories:

Application Procedure:

Applications to the EMBO Young Investigator Programme are accepted annually in a two-stage process and must be submitted through an online system.

Application process

  • The deadline for pre-applications is 1 April 2019, 14:00 CEST.
  • The Young Investigator Committee invites selected candidates to submit a full application and attend an interview.
  • The deadline for full applications is 17 June 2019, 23:55 CEST.
  • All invited candidates will be interviewed by the Young Investigator Committee on 23 or 24 October 2019.
  • The final decision will be made at the Young Investigator Committee meeting.
  • All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by email.

Required documentation

The complete application for the Young Investigator Programme consists of:

  • CV
  • Synopsis of recent work
  • Outline of the research programme
  • Short summary of research
  • Publication list and list of three best papers
  • Three letters of reference
  • List of grants and pending grant applications
  • ORCID

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme 2019

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