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EMBO Long-Term Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research Programme, 2016

Applications are invited for EMBO Long-Term Fellowships to support postdoctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. Fellowships may be awarded for a period of up to 24 months, depending on a positive interim request from the host supervisor. The fellowship may be taken in EMBC Member States and Non-EMBC Member States (Non-EMBC nationals are not eligible to apply for a fellowship in a non-member state; Non-EMBC nationals with a PhD from an EMBC member state are not eligible for a fellowship in a non-member state; Applications to go to the country in which the PhD was obtained will not be considered; Applications to perform research in the country where, on the basis of the CV, the applicant normally works will not be considered). The application deadline is 12 February 2016.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded for a specific research project in a particular host laboratory.
Course Level: Fellowships support postdoctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world.
Scholarship Provider: The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships programme is co-financed by the European Union through the
Marie Curie Action “Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)”.
Award can be taken at: EMBC Member States and Non-EMBC Member States (Non-EMBC nationals are not eligible to apply for a fellowship in a non-member state; Non-EMBC nationals with a PhD from an EMBC member state are not eligible for a fellowship in a non-member state; Applications to go to the country in which the PhD was obtained will not be considered; Applications to perform research in the country where, on the basis of the CV, the applicant normally works will not be considered).

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Eligibility: Main eligibility criteria:
-Applicants must hold a doctorate degree or equivalent at the start of the fellowship.
-Applicants who already hold a PhD degree at the time of application are eligible to apply only if they passed their PhD exam in the two years prior to the respective application deadline
-Applicants must have at least one first author publication accepted in press 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 guidelines).
-Applications to go to the country in which the PhD was obtained will not be considered.
-Applications for a Long-Term Fellowship to be held in the laboratory, institute or department in which the candidate worked to obtain his or her PhD, or to work again with the candidate’s PhD supervisor, no matter where the latter is located, will not be considered.
-Candidates can only submit one application for one project at one host laboratory at each round of selection.
-Reapplication is permissible only once.

Open for International Students: Applicants from EMBC Member States (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom) and non-EMBC member state (but only if apply to go to a host lab in one of the EMBC Member States) can apply for these endowments.

Description:  embo-logoThe EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Fellowships may be awarded for a period of up to 24 months, depending on a positive interim request from the host supervisor. It is possible to apply when the applicant has already started at the receiving institute. However, the maximum time for a combination of previous support and EMBO funding is 36 months in case the laboratory is within an EMBC Member state and 24 months if in a non EMBC Member state.

What does it cover? The stipend is a subsistence allowance and is intended to cover the cost of living in the host country. The stipend rate depends on the country being visited.
-Dependent child allowance
EMBO fellows are entitled to receive an additional allowance for dependent children under the age of 18.
-Child care allowance
For children under the age of six, fellows can claim support for incurred child-care costs up to the amount of €2.500 per year and per child.
-Healthcare subsidy
Fellows appointed in 2015 under the COFUND grant PCOFUND-GA-2013-609409 will receive a subsidy towards health care costs of €600 annually.
-Travel allowance
The travel allowance is intended to cover travel costs up to the amount of €5.000 for the fellow and his/her family to and from the receiving institute. The travel allowance further includes half a month‡s stipend to contribute to relocation costs.
-Please note:
– If the applicant is already at the receiving institute at the time of application or has been working at the receiving institute/host laboratory for more than 6 months at the start of the fellowship, the travel allowance will not be paid.
-In the event of early termination of the fellowship, any payments made after the date of termination will have to be repaid.
-If the fellowship is terminated within 6 months the entire travel allowance will have to be returned.
-If the fellowship is terminated between 6 and 12 months half of the travel allowance will have to be repaid.

Selection Criteria: All applications are then evaluated by the EMBO Fellowship Committee based on:
-Previous scientific achievements of the applicant
-Novelty and biological significance of proposed research
-Appropriateness of the host laboratory for the proposed research and training of the applicant.

Notification: The Fellowship Committee then meets to take the final funding decisions. Typically the outcome of the selection is known between 14-16 weeks after the closing date and is provided on the EMBO website shortly after the committee meeting.

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

Application Deadline: All applications must be started before Monday, 8 February 2016, 14:00 Central European Time. No new applications can be started after that. The deadline for submission of complete applications (including references and receiving institute acceptance) is Friday, 12 February 2016, 14:00 Central European Time.

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