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Cooperation with non-European countries:

EMBO and EMBC aim to strengthen links between scientists in selected non-European partner countries and Europe. European scientists and scientists in the partner countries will collaborate via EMBO's core programmes.

There are two levels of cooperation between non-European partner countries and EMBO/EMBC: Co-operation agreements and Associate Membership.

  1. Co-operation agreements
    Scientists in co-operating partner countries gain access to a subset of the EMBO programmes and activities.

    The partner government contributes a fixed amount towards the related costs of these activities. All activities, as a rule, involve scientists from both scientific communities. The co-operation agreements are an exploratory instrument and a stepping-stone towards Associate Membership of EMBC. 

    Current EMBO/EMBC co-operation partners CONICYT of Chile and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Taiwan.

  2. Associate Membership
    Scientists in EMBC Associate Member States have full access to all of EMBO's programmes and activities including post-doctoral fellowships and short-term fellowships, courses and workshops, and the young investigator programme.

    Associate Member States contribute a reduced membership fee to EMBC: 75% of an equivalent EMBC (full) Member State contribution. All new Member States may apply for a discount of 33.3% for the first three years of membership. An EMBC Associate Member State gains observer status in EMBC.

    Current EMBC Associate Member States are India and Singapore.


Gitta Bourke
EMBC Administrator
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Fax: +49 6221 8891 202

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