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From the archive: Embo’s short and sweet fellowships

Applicants must address exchange of skills in their bids

Embo’s short-term fellowships, which were recently renamed Scientific Exchange Grants, allow molecular biologists to gain vital experience in foreign labs. They are open to researchers at any stage in their career with a minimum of one year of research experience at the PhD student level. Both the home and host labs should be in European Molecular Biology Conference member, associate member countries, or countries that have signed cooperation agreements with the EMBC. This list extends beyond the EU’s borders, even going as far afield as India and Chile. The scheme is open year-round, without a deadline.

For bids to be successful, they should ensure they have the ethos of ‘exchange’ at their core and detail both what experiences the visit will furnish the applicant and what the host lab stands to gain, as the interviewees in this piece from January 2019 make clear.

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