The EI3POD programme builds upon the orignal EIPOD programme which was designed to support interdisciplinary research projects involving two or more EMBL labs. The new scheme offers the additional possibility for fellows to take part in international/inter-institutional collaborations or an intersectorial experience while carrying out interdisciplinary research. The “I” in EI3POD refers to the three career modules supported by the programme:

EI3POD scheme overview

1. Interdisciplinary EIPOD

  • Interdisciplinary research project
  • Projects involve one co-ordinating group leader and one parter lab both from EMBL faculty
  • Classical EIPOD stream
  • Aimed at an academic career path

2. International/inter-institutional EIPOD

  • Interdisciplinary research project
  • Projects involve EMBL supervisors (co-ordinator and partner) and one external academic partner

Potential external partners are expected to come from, but not be limited to, groups from the EMBL network of institutionalised partnerships and collaborations. A list of current signatories is available here. Additional academic partners who would like to join are asked to please contact the EIPOD office.

3. Intersectorial EIPOD

  • Interdisciplinary reseach project
  • Designed to foster exposure to the applied/commercial side of science
  • Projects involved EMBL supervisors (co-ordinator and partner) and either one industry parter or an active involvement of an EIPOD in IP generation, out-licensing and, if applicable, in the first steps towards a spin-off activity.

Industry partners are expected to come from, but not be limited to, members of the EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership programme and the EMBL-EBI Industry programme. A list of current signatories is available here. Additional industry partners who would like to join are asked to please contact the EIPOD office.

Training

Fellows who take part in the EI3POD programme are supported by a dedicated career advisor and complete a series of training activities.

Procedure

All applicants apply with their own interdisciplinary research projects. They can choose one of the three available specialisation pathways already at the application stage or, if successful with the application, during the first 18 months of the fellowship.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to get directly in contact with their EMBL supervisor of choice while developing the project proposal and prior to submission.

Please apply online when a call opens.