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DANEMO Fellowships for Collaborative Work

The fellowships 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"

DANEMO fellowships support:

  1. Visits to EMBL laboratories, core facilities and user services for researchers (and students) at Danish research institutes for specific experiments or techniques
  2. Network meetings aiming for collaborations with EMBL researchers
    • for research groups and networks at Danish research institutes that see new opportunities for collaboration with EMBL in the new EMBL programme, which includes also new areas such as environmental studies, climate change studies, ecology, biodiversity, microbiomes
    • for research groups that would like to engage in ambitious collaborative research activities, for example EIPOD collaborations, ERC synergy grants, Horizon2025, or the like, that can develop into further collaborations and knowledge transfer between researchers at Danish institutions and EMBL laboratories/facilities.


DANEMO fellowships are open for applications from researchers (and students) affiliated with Danish research institutions. Special emphasis will be placed on research areas associated with the new EMBL programme.

Fellowship amount

It is possible to apply for fellowships between DKK 5,000-20,000.

Expenses to be covered must be estimated in the application (see under "Application requirements" and "What may be coved")

Application requirements

The application must include: 

  • A description of your project/overview of the intent of the visit/meeting 
  • Information about your affiliation, employment and research area
  • Expected outcome of the project/visit/meeting 
  • Budget overview of the requested expenses to cover (including a brief explanatory statement demonstrating financial need and detailing provisional costs). 
  • Short CV (one page) and a list of publications, preprints and other scientific disseminations (posters, talks) must be included.
  • Supporting statement from the home institution 
  • Please indicate the timing of the planned activity
  • N.B.: For infrastructure research visits, please also attach a confirmation from the at the EMBL site/core facility*

*Before submitting the application, please contact the relevant Facility or EMBL to apply for a visit and discuss the feasibility of the project.

What may be covered?

The fellowships can cover expenses related to travel costs such as air fare, or train tickets (encouraged), car pools (list names of participants joining, a mileage allowance is paid at the normal, low rate),and accommodation (if possible hotel with “statsaftale”), facility user expenses, meeting venues and catering and similar. Expense details must be listed in the application budget.

Reimbursement of expenses will take place after the event as an expense claim via RejsUd. Only expenses with original expense receipt will be reimbursed thus, all receipts for the reimbursable expenses must be kept and uploaded when making the reimbursements. N.B.: Expenses usually covered by yourself cannot be reimbursed e.g., insurance and daily transport. Further, salary may not be covered.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted as a single pdf document to DANEMO coordinator Casper Elo Christensen at caspar.christensen@bio.ku.dk

Applications will be assessed by DANEMO’s steering committee on a running basis.

Successful applicants will be notified within 4 weeks after application submission.

Please note that funds are limited to a total of DKK 150.000 for this fellowship instrument, and we will notify here on the DANEMO website, when the funds are no longer available.


The EMBL programme ‘Molecules to Ecosystems’

Explore the new opportunities!

EMBL’s vision is to advance understanding of ecosystems at the molecular level and study life in context. The result will be fundamental research that expands what we know about life on earth and provides new means to address major global challenges.

The new programme will expand EMBL’s scope to study the molecular basis of life in the context of changing environments, transforming our understanding of life on earth and informing potential solutions for some of society’s biggest challenges, such as irreversible loss of biodiversity, antimicrobial resistance, pollution, climate change, food security, and emergent pathogens.

More research – at the molecular level – is needed to understand the underlying principles of phenotypic variation and how organisms respond to changing environments.

Watch the presentation video of the new EMBL programme

Research themes

EMBL’s research aims to understand the basis of life, gaining a molecular understanding of organisms in the context of different environments. From exploring the molecular components inside a cell to studying whole populations and ecosystems, EMBL scientists will explore these different scales through eight research themes that foster collaborative, multidisciplinary research:

  • Molecular Building Blocks
  • Cellular and Multicellular Dynamics
  • Microbial Ecosystems
  • Infection Biology
  • Human Ecosystems
  • Planetary Biology
  • Data Sciences
  • Theory@EMBL

Scientific Services Plans

In response to the Programme’s scientific themes and new technology developments, EMBL will strengthen and expand its experimental and data services, both individually and through the integration of new complementary services.
Read more about the scientific services plans

See also existing scientific services and facilities, already available to external users at the various EMBL sites.