Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by European Molecular Biology Laboratories (05/07/2013 16.22)

Marie Curie Action COFUND EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPOD)

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The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) has a strong tradition in promoting interdisciplinary basic research in molecular biology. With eight Research Units at five facilities in four European countries, working on topics ranging from structural to organismal biology and from computational and biophysics to chemical biology, the EMBL is one of the top research institutions in the world. The EMBL interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPOD) fellowship makes use of this unique international, multidisciplinary research environment to broaden the interdisciplinary education and expertise of postdocs. The fellowships are funded by EMBL and a Marie Curie Actions Cofund Grant from the EU and provide young scientist with three years of secured funding. Successful candidates will pursue interdisciplinary projects, transferring techniques to a new context or connecting scientific fields that are usually separate.

Research Fields

Biological sciences
Computer science
Medical sciences

Eligibility criteria

EIPODs selection is open to all nationalities,
the only criteria being scientific excellence
and interdisciplinarity

Selection process

The EIPOD programme utilizes a two step selection process. Applications from candidates of interest are evaluated by two members of EMBL faculty. These evaluations as well as the applications themselves are used to generate a shortlist of candidates for interview. Shortlisted candidates are invited to EMBL where they give a talk and are interviewed by a panel composed of members of EMBL faculty as well as external scientists.

Programme Description
Number of awards per year20
Frequency of calls1 per year
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsFrance, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
Website of Fellowship
Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate), Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesRecognised Researcher (R2)
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Covers salaryyes
Maximum duration of fellowship36
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Application deadline


Application website

Other fellowship details
Fellowship ID


EU Research Framework Programme

FP7/People-Marie Curie Action COFUND

EU Contract Number


Funding organisation / Contacts
EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPOD) under Marie Curie Actions (Cofund)

International / Intergovernmental
Monterotondo - Italy