EMBO Young Investigator Programme 2020: Euro 15000 Award with additional 10000 Euro per year

EMBO Young Investigator Programme 2020: Euro 15000 Award with additional 10000 Euro per year

Apply to be a Young Investigator

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


  • 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:

Application process

 The deadline for pre-applications is 1 April 2020, 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 2 July 2020, 14:00 CEST.

 All invited candidates will be interviewed by the Young Investigator Committee on 5 or 6 November 2020.

 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


*Applicants must have published at least one last author research paper in an international peer reviewed journal from independent work carried out in their own laboratory. EMBO will consider papers published on preprint servers (arXiv, BioRxiv, PeerJ., etc), but a last author publication in an international peer reviewed journal is still a requirement. Your last author paper should have “accepted” status by the time of the interview (05 or 06 November 2020).

Do NOT indicate the journal impact factor. EMBO is a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment ( DORA ), which recommends “not to use journal based metrics, such as Journal
Impact Factors, as a surrogate measure of the quality of individual research articles, to assess an individual scientist’s contributions, or in hiring, promotion, or funding decisions”.
For detailed information on the application process, key dates and required documentation, please consult the application guidelines (pdf).

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