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Installation Grants


EMBO Installation Grants aim to strengthen science in participating Member States* by encouraging talented young researchers to establish independent laboratories in these countries at the early stages of their career. The Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Portugal and Turkey are participating in the 2016 call.


Institutions and successful job candidates apply together to gain funding beyond normal start-up packages. The commitment and support of the receiving institute during and beyond the tenure of the grant is regarded as essential. This is meant to ensure continued support of the academic career of the recipient.


Successful applicants receive an annual support of 50,000 euro for three to five years and benefits similar to those of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme.  Installation Grantees are integrated into the EMBO Young Investigator network to benefit from the offered support.


The scheme is funded primarily by the EMBC Member States who elect to participate in the programme. It is administered by the EMBO Young Investigator Programme.


Search the Installation Grants database for the 71 grants, which have been funded since 2006.


* Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Portugal and Turkey; Croatia is not participating in the 2016 call. Researchers going to EMBC Member States that are not listed here can contact their delegates.



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Gerlind WallonGerlind Wallon
Deputy Director
Programme Manager
T. +49 6221 8891 112

Olena SteshenkoOlena Steshenko
Programme Officer
T. + 49 6221 8891 110