Through the Young Investigator Programme, 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 Young Investigator Programme was started in 2000. EMBO Young Investigators are selected annually and the 132 current members, together with 367 former members of the programme, the EMBO Global Investigators and the recipients of EMBO Installation Grants, form a network of the world's next generation of leading life scientists.