EMBO - Postdoctoral Fellowships

Research and Transfer Service

Submission deadline: 14 August 2021

Submission deadline: 14 August, 2021

EMBO provides grants for host institutions in EMBC Member States to issue employment contracts to EMBO Fellows. Fellows working in other countries than EMBC Member States will receive a stipend.


Applicants must hold a

  • Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent at the start of the fellowship.
  • Applicants who already hold a PhD at the time of application are eligible to apply only if they obtained it during the two years prior to the date the application is complete.
  • Applicants must have at least one first author publication accepted in or published in an international peer reviewed journal at the time of application.
  • All applications must involve movement between countries (detailed information about mobility requirements is listed in the EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships guidelines). Applications to go to the country in which the PhD was obtained will not be considered.


Fellowships are awarded for a period of 24 months although shorter durations can be requested. The minimum fellowship duration that can be requested is 12 months. Fellowships must be started within one calendar year from the relevant evaluation cutoff.


EMBO provides funds to the host institution with the sole intention to cover the cost of an employment contract to be issued by the host institution to the awardee. These costs include employer’s social contributions, awardee’s social contributions, taxes and the net salary of the awardee. 


Applications and supporting documentation (two references, receiving institute acceptance) are only accepted via the online application system.


For more information visit the EMBO official website, or contact Ms. Janice Casarella.