EMBO Long Term Fellowships

European Molecular Biology Organization

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Grant amount: Up to €10,000

Next anticipated deadline: Aug 9, 2019 6:00am PDT

Later anticipated deadlines: Feb 8, 2020 5:00am PST

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research, Fellowship

Location of project: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark Expand all

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 2 years of receiving their PhD

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The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


Basic Eligibility

  • Applicants must hold a doctorate degree or equivalent at the start of the fellowship.
    • Applicants who do not hold a PhD degree at the time of application must pass their PhD exam (or equivalent) before they can start their fellowship.
  • Applicants who already hold a PhD degree at the time of application are eligible to apply only if they passed their PhD exam (or equivalent) in the two years prior to the respective application deadline.


  • Applicants must have at least one first (or joint first) author research paper accepted for publication, in press or published in an international peer reviewed journal at the time of application.
  • We require all applicants to register for ORCID iD digital identifiers (iDs)


Further Eligibility Rules

  • It is possible to apply when the applicant has already started in the host laboratory/at the receiving institute provided that the amount of time spent at the receiving institute/host laboratory does not exceed 7 months at the relevant closing date for application.
  • Candidates can only submit one application for one project at one host laboratory at each round of selection.
  • Only research proposals that are within the scientific scope of EMBO can be considered.
  • Reapplication is permissible only once, irrespective of a change of project or change of host lab.
  • Applications to work in research centres for basic research that are endowed by for-profit organizations are welcome.

Visit the FAQ page for further eligibility information.


  • Applications to work in an industrial research laboratory with a view to developing new products or procedures will not be considered.