EMBO Funding and Awards

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    Mobility Incoming
    Mobility Outgoing
    Travel Grants
    Different deadline for different calls
    Formal sciences
    Natural sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
    Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)
    Leading Researcher (R4) (Researchers leading their research area or field)

Funding and awards

Access to funding and awards is essential for young scientists to excel in their research careers. EMBO offers awards and financial support for scientists at all stages of their careers that help to create an environment where researchers can achieve their best work.


EMBO Fellowships

Support postdoctoral and predoctoral research experience in laboratories in Europe and around the world. EMBO Fellowships have supported thousands of talented young scientists since they were first offered in the 1960s.

EMBO Young Investigators

Talented young group leaders in the first years of establishing independent research laboratories. The first programme of its kind in Europe, young investigators receive financial, academic and practical support and participate in a network of more than 300 young scientists.

EMBO Installation Grants

Help promising young scientists relocate and set up their labs in participating countries. Installation Grantees are integrated into the EMBO Young Investigators network to benefit from the offered support.

EMBO Courses & Workshops

Funding and support for life scientists to organize meetings. Funding is available for conferences, symposia, workshops, lecture courses and practical courses, as well as for keynote lectures.

Lecture Grants

Support and promote the active participation of researchers at national and international meetings.

Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for eligible participants who are selected to attend EMBO Practical Courses, EMBO | FEBS Lecture Courses, EMBO | EMBL Symposia and selected other EMBO events, including The EMBO Meeting.

Gold Medal

Awarded annually to scientists under the age of 40 for outstanding contributions to molecular biology in Europe.

Women in Science Award

Awarded annually to female researchers who have made exceptional contributions to molecular biology and who have been role models to other scientists.



The responsibility for the funding offers published on this website, including the funding description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.