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HHMI, EMBO to Offer 3-Year, $75,000 Grants to Young Investigators in Central Europe

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (GenomeWeb News) - The Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the European Molecular Biology Organization will accept applications this week for the first of their annual $75,000 grants, which aim to encourage young scientists to establish laboratories in Central Europe, the organizations said yesterday.


The 3-year grants EMBO/HHMI Startup Grants are intended to support the acquisition of "equipment, supplies, personnel, space, and time" by scientists setting up in Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovenia, the statement said.


The European Molecular Biology Organization will oversee the grants as part of its Young Investigator Program, and, along with member countries, it will contribute $25,000 per year for three years for a maximum of six grants. The remaining $50,000 for each of the six grants will come from HHMI, which is funding the effort as part of its international scholars program.


Scientists have until Aug. 1 to apply for the grants with research institutes in the participating countries. As part of the grants, applicant institutes are asked to commit to guarantee long-term support of the young investigators.

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