EMBO Young Investigator Programme



Through the Young Investigator Programme, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) identifies and supports some of the best young researchers in the life sciences. EMBO Young Investigators are group leaders in the early stages of setting up an independent laboratory in EMBC Member or Associate Member States. They receive financial and practical support for a period of three years to help them develop skills and connections that will help them during this career stage. The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is the associate member of EMBO.


  • Have been an independent group leader for at least one year at the pre-application deadline and for less than four years on 1 January in the year of application.
  • Have an excellent track record.
  • Carry out research in the life sciences in an EMBC Member State, an EMBC Associate Member State (currently India and Singapore) or a cooperating partner country (currently Taiwan).
  • Have obtained sufficient funding to run their laboratory.
  • Have published at least one last author research paper in an international peer reviewed journal from independent work carried out in their own laboratory.
  • Be 40 years old or younger on 1 January in the year of application, unless exceptional circumstances have significantly delayed career progression.
  • Be able to attend an interview in Heidelberg, Germany, on 9 or 10 October 2017.

For detailed information on the eligibility criteria, please consult the application guidelines (pdf).

To Apply

For more details on application procedure, click here

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