EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPOD) Fellowship for International Applicants, 2014

Each year, EMBL and Marie Curie Actions fund 20 EIPOD fellowships for interdisciplinary research project. These fellowships are open to the citizens of all nationalities who hold a PhD (or 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience) before the start of EIPOD position and are awarded for three years. In addition or instead of providing a self-defined project, candidates may also select up to two available EIPOD project ideas, which should then be developed into a short research project proposal. The applications will close on 12 September 2013.

Study Subject(s): Successful candidates will pursue interdisciplinary projects, transferring techniques to a new context or connecting scientific fields that are usually separate, across at least two labs at the five EMBL sites.
Course Level: The postdoctoral fellowships are awarded for interdisciplinary project. Applicants can propose an interdisciplinary project according to their scientific interest or may select from a set of predefined research ideas which they then develops into a full research proposal.
Scholarship Provider: EMBL and Marie Curie Actions
Scholarship can be taken at: All EMBL Sites (Germany, UK, France and Italy)

Eligibility: The EIPOD fellowship programme is open to all nationalities the only criteria being scientific excellence and interdisciplinary. You must have your PhD (or 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience) before you can start your EIPOD position. We welcome applications from scientists who are currently doing postdoctoral research at another institution. Postdocs at EMBL are also eligible to apply provided that previous affiliation with EMBL does not exceed 12 months in the last three years prior to the expected start date of the fellowship.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The programme is open to all nationalities.

Scholarship Description: Each year, EMBL and Marie Curie Actions will fund about 20 EIPOD positions involving at least two research groups, preferably located in different units. Each project will have one scientific supervisor who will officially host the EIPOD, but all projects will involve extensive collaboration with the partner lab(s).

Number of award(s): Each year, EMBL and Marie Curie Actions will fund about 20 EIPOD positions.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships are awarded for three years.

Selection Criteria: Interdisciplinarity is the basis of the EIPOD fellowship programme.

Notification: Applicants will be notified about the status of their application and whether they are invited for interview by the middle of October. The official interviews will take place in Heidelberg on Thursday November 28th.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 12 September 2013.

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