The new EMBO Installation Grantees receive 50,000 euros annually for three to five years, and can apply for additional grants of up to 10,000 euros per year. They become part of the EMBO Young Investigator Network, which consists of Young Investigators, Global Investigators and Installation Grantees. The grantees also benefit from mentoring by an EMBO Member, grants for travelling to meetings and for organizing conferences, training courses, such as EMBO Lab Leadership courses, as well as access to core facilities at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany.
The 2020 grantees will establish one laboratory in Lithuania, three in Poland, two in Portugal and two in Turkey. The grants are supported by the Research Council of Lithuania, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland, the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia of Portugal and the Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBITAK) of Turkey. Since 2006, EMBO Installation Grants have supported 120 group leaders.
EMBO is an organization of more than 1800 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences in Europe and beyond. The major goals of the organization are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a research environment where scientists can achieve their best work. EMBO Installation Grants support early-career scientists who are in the process of establishing their laboratories. The Installation Grants are funded primarily by the host countries with the aim of strengthening the life sciences there. They help to attract excellent group leaders to countries that can face difficulties when competing with other countries and their well-funded research institutes.
The next application deadline for EMBO Installation Grants is 15 April 2021. More information is available here.