The EMBL International PhD Programme is one of the world’s most competitive and rigorous programmes of its kind: only the best candidates are admitted, and consequently only the strongest join the workforce. Your support will enable EMBL to broaden this mission and continuously attract and train oustanding global talent.

By joining forces with us, your support will bolster the already extraordinary training environment EMBL offers to current and future generations of aspiring and ambitious young scientists. Training at EMBL promotes scientific excellence, interdisciplinary thinking and creativity. It also maintains a careful balance between theory and practice, between close mentoring and creative freedom, between collaborative teamwork and early intellectual independence. In addition, EMBL’s PhD students and postdoctoral fellows play an integral role in cutting-edge research project – while EMBL fosters their individual development in every way, their contributions to the Laboratory are equally valuable.

  • €25,000 will support a PhD student for one year
  • €15,000 will fund the first-year students’ EMBL outstation visit
  • €300 or more will support young scientists in expanding their horizons.

Of course, donations of any amount will contribute to the overall success of the Programme.

We count on your support for delivering EMBL’s outstanding training so we can continue to set inspiring standards and leverage our leading role in graduate education for the benefit of European science. The future of life science research is not only in our hands, it’s also in yours!