EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships (EIPOD4)

The EIPOD4 is a new international postdoctoral fellowship programme co-funded by Marie-Skłodowska Curie Actions. Designed to support the increasing diversity of career paths in Europe’s research landscape, the programme offers three tracks for fellows to choose from:

  • The academic track for fellows largely interested in pursuing a classical academic career
  • The industry track supporting interdisciplinary research projects involving an industry partner or applied research projects
  • The clinical track targeting MD/PhDs who aspire to work as physician scientists and fellows with a strong interest in biomedical research.

Participating fellows are based at EMBL and work on self-designed interdisciplinary research projects. All projects involve at least two EMBL groups. Additional external partners from academia, industry, clinics and museums may also participate in EIPOD projects as defined by the chosen track.

Read about the EIPOD4 programme

    Application process

    The call for EIPOD4 fellowships will open on 15 June 2021


    If you have questions about the EIPOD4 fellowship, please get in touch:
    Brenda Stride 
    EMBL Postdoctoral Programme Manager

    Upcoming key dates

    • 11 June 11, 2021 | 8:30 BST
      Information webinar for the opening call
      Register to attend EIPOD webinar

    • 29 November 2021 
      Candidate welcome event

    • 30 November - 1 December 2021 
      Candidate interviews

    Interview process

    Interviews: Panel interviews will take place on 30 November - 1 December 2021. Successful candidates will be invited to attend a welcome event prior to the interview on 29 November 2021. Prior to the welcome event and panel interviews, candidates will be offered the opportunity to visit relevant EMBL sites. During this time, candidates will meet with the group leaders and group members.

    Start date: Fellowships typically begin in January. Although the start date may be delayed with the agreement of the group leaders, the EIPOD4 fellowship must be undertaken within 6 months of the fellowship being awarded.

    Contract Duration: 3 years

    Funding: EMBL stipend rates. Please visit the EIPOD4 programme pages for further details.