EMBL Bridging Excellence Postdoc Fellowship 2024

Fellowship in Health
  • United States
  • Apply Before : March 8, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 225378
  • Degree ResearchPostDoc
  • Fields of study Life Sciences
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Are you a passionate researcher ready to leave a mark as a transatlantic scientist? The EMBL Bridging Excellence Postdoc Fellowship 2024, organized by the Life Science Alliance, presents a unique opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to engage in collaborative research between the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and Stanford University.

This program aims to foster high-impact, creative collaborations and offers a platform for researchers to gain valuable experience in two distinguished research environments.

If you’re a researcher who finished your Ph.D. and got selected, you can get a three-year fellowship from the Life Science Alliance. You can decide to work at EMBL or Stanford University during this time. Also, you can spend up to one year visiting the researchers you’re working with at the other institution. You might even visit multiple times, but that depends on the visa rules of the country you’re visiting.

Key Details and Dates

  • Application Deadline: March 8, 2024 (11:59 CET)
  • Interview Date: May 13, 2024
  • Submit Letters of Recommendation: March 22, 2024
  • Result Announcement Dates: May 13, 2024
  • Funding Type: Three-year fellowships
  • Organizer: EMBL | Stanford Life Science Alliance
  • Eligible Countries: Open to all nationalities
  • Eligible Gender: Male/Female
  • Target Group: Postdoctoral researchers
  • Focus Area: Life Sciences
  • Study Level: Postdoctoral
  • Host Institutions: EMBL and Stanford University

Benefits of the EMBL Bridging Excellence Postdoc Fellowship

Successful postdoctoral researchers will receive three-year fellowships, including:

  • Standard postdoc stipend, including inclusive of family and social security benefits
  • EUR/$ 25,000 contribution towards lab consumables
  • EUR/$ 25,000 for travel and accommodation supplement for visits to the partner institution
  • EUR/$ 2,000 funds for attending an international conference.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications are open to candidates who meet the following criteria:

Open to All Researchers:

  • Bridging Excellence Fellowships are inclusive, welcoming applicants of any nationality, gender, or scientific background.
  • Applicants should hold international mobility and be interested in serving as ambassadors for transatlantic science.

Ph.D. Completion:

  • Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. within two years before the start of the fellowship.
  • Students currently pursuing a Ph.D. are eligible to apply, with the condition that the Ph.D. is awarded before the fellowship begins.

EMBL/Stanford Students and Postdocs

  • Students and postdoctoral fellows presently employed at EMBL or Stanford University are eligible to apply.
  • However, recipients of an additional 3-year fellowship should ensure that the total postdoctoral fellowship duration does not exceed the maximum limit of 5 years of employment as a postdoctoral fellow.

Required Documents

Applicants who wish to apply for the EMBL Bridging Excellence Postdoc Fellowship must submit the following:

  • Personal details, education, and employment history.
  • List of top 5 publications and research experience.
  • Personal motivation statement.
  • Reference details and project supervisors.
  • Lay project description and detailed project proposal.
  • Milestones for each fellowship year.
  • Completed support letter
  • Contact details of two referees

Selection Process

The selection process involves a two-stage evaluation, including peer review by project supervisors and a final assessment by a panel. Shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation to a virtual interview on May 13, 2024.

Application Process of the EMBL Bridging Excellence Postdoc Fellowship

To apply, candidates must:

  • Download the application form and submit it in the final PDF.
  • Contact with potential EMBL and Stanford supervisors.
  • Develop a project proposal.
  • Submit the application form, completed support letter from your supervisor, and other required documents through TalentLink by March 8, 2024.
  • Ensure referees submit letters of recommendation by March 22, 2024.


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Note: Applicants must thoroughly review the applicant guidelines before submission and comply with eligibility conditions.

Please visit the official EMBL website for detailed information about the EMBL Bridging Excellence Postdoc Fellowship.


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