EMBO offers new European funding

Organization offers cash to help life scientists set up in less-developed nations

Stephen Pincock
Mar 5, 2006
Researchers who are thinking about setting up a lab in one of Europe's less scientifically developed countries were offered a cash incentive this week by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), which has announced a new funding scheme that could net scientists ?50,000 annually for 5 years. Still, some scientists expressed doubts about the feasibility of the program, and whether it's enough to entice researchers to move who weren't already planning to do so.The new arrangement, called the EMBO Strategic Development Installation Grants, will initially be offered to life scientists who want to set up labs in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. The aim is to build the scientific infrastructure in participating countries by bringing in talented researchers, the program's manager Gerlind Wallon told The Scientist. "The initial thought was to identify countries which spend below a certain level of gross domestic product on research...

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