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Funding opportunities

EMBL International PhD Programme

The EMBL International PhD Programme, provides comprehensive interdisciplinary training, maintaining a careful balance between theory and practice, close mentoring and creative freedom, collaborative teamwork and independence.


Young Investigator Programme

The EMBO Young Investigator Programme supports life scientists who have been group leaders for less than four years at the time of application in setting up their laboratories. Young Investigators receive financial support for networking for four years and benefit from training opportunities, support for their lab members and mentoring. 

Travel grants and registration fee waivers

Travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for eligible participants selected to attend EMBO Workshops, EMBO Practical Courses, EMBO | FEBS Lecture Courses, and EMBO | EMBL Symposia.

The DANEMO Stipend

The DANEMO stipend are strategic funds for stimulating and establishing new contacts to EMBL groups and enhancing knowledge of EMBL and EMBO and the possibilities that the Danish EMBL membership entails, with focus on the new research areas under EMBL’s scientific programme "Molecules to Ecosystems"

EMBL Postdoctoral Programme

The mission of the Postoctoral Programme is to train the next generation of scientific leaders. EMBL is committed to providing fellows with the scientific training, mentoring and career development support needed to advance in their careers in academia, industry and beyond.

Scientific Exchange Grants

EMBO Scientific Exchange Grants fund research exchanges of up to three months between laboratories in eligible countries. The grants facilitate collaborations with research groups with expertise, techniques, or infrastructure that is unavailable in the applicant’s laboratory. They cover travel and subsistence costs of the fellow.

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