EMBO Global Investigator Network



The Global Investigator Network was launched in 2019 to support life scientists who have started their own laboratories in Chile, India, Singapore, Taiwan. The emphasis of this programme is on creating a local network of young group leaders and strengthening cross-continental connections with scientists in Europe, in particular the EMBO Young Investigators and EMBO Installation Grantees. Global Investigators receive support from EMBO for four years.

Funds are available for EMBO Global Investigators and their laboratories for:

  • Visiting other research institutions to give a scientific seminar or to plan/​continue a collaboration
  • Training in research leadership and management skills through EMBO Lab Leadership Courses
  • Inviting researchers to give a scientific lecture at their institute
  • Sending members of their research group to another laboratory to carry out experiments or learn a technique
  • Organizing joint group meetings with other laboratories in the same country
  • Attending or organizing regional or international scientific meetings
  • Attending EMBO Young Investigator Network meetings
  • Organizing lab retreats
  • Covering fees for publications in EMBO Press journals
  • Childcare support when attending conferences
  • Manuscript and grant proposal editing services
  • Professional development courses

Eligible candidates must:

  • Have been group leaders of a laboratory for at least one year and for less than six years on 1 January in the year of the application* 
  • Perform life science research in India, Singapore, Chile or Taiwan
  • Have published at least one last author research paper in an international peer-reviewed journal from independent work carried out in their laboratory

*Extended eligibility period may apply for candidates with children or under exceptional circumstances

To Apply

Start your application early. References from three scientists (preferably former supervisors) are part of the application documents and must also be completed by the deadline.

Check the complete list of benefits and apply online: https://​www​.embo​.org/​f​u​n​d​i​n​g​/​f​e​l​l​o​w​s​h​i​p​s​-​g​r​a​n​t​s​-​a​n​d​-​c​a​r​e​e​r​-​s​u​p​p​o​r​t​/​g​l​o​b​a​l​-​i​n​v​e​s​t​i​g​a​t​o​r​-​n​e​t​work/

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