Visitors and scholars

Visitors and Scholars

Short-term projects at EMBL-EBI

We offer many opportunities for scientists at all career stages to collaborate with our staff and carry out a research projects at EMBL-EBI. Many of our teams work with Masters students, and offer short-term placements such as internships. 

Visiting groups

We welcome research collaborations of between two and five people who would like to conduct a project at EMBL-EBI. To apply, contact the group leader you would like to work with. You will need to send them:

  • a letter stating why you would like to visit, what you hope to achieve, what special facilities you might require and how the visit would benefit your research;
  • for each member of the group, a CV and contact information for two references;
  • dates of your intended visit, if known;
  • how you intend to fund the visit.

Funding

In exceptional circumstances, EMBL-EBI may be able to provide a small stipend, but this is decided on a case-by-case basis. In most cases we are not able to offer financial support for short-term visitors, but we do encourage applicants to apply to the European Molecular Biology Organization’s (EMBO) Short Term Fellowships for help covering a stay at EMBL-EBI under the standard EMBO conditions.

Applications for EMBO Short Term Fellowships need to be supported by an EMBL-EBI staff member and should be completed using the online application form. For more details about EMBO, visit the EMBO home page

Internships and projects 

If you are interested in gaining work experience or pursuing a research project in one of our groups, please contact the group leader directly.

Geek for a Week

Our 'Geek for a Week' scheme offers bioinformaticians the chance to work at EMBL-EBI for one intensive week. Participants arrange their own funding, accommodation and travel. If you’d like to give it a try, get in touch with one of the service team leaders listed on our People and Groups page. You will need to send them:

  • a letter stating why you would like to visit, what you hope to achieve, what special facilities you might require and how the visit would benefit your research;
  • your CV and contact information for two references.