Associate membership agreements can be made between EMBO, EMBC and the government of a non-EMBC Member State.
These agreements allow scientists in EMBC Associate Member States access to the EMBO Programmes and activities, including post-doctoral fellowships, scientific exchange grants, courses and workshops, and the Young Investigator Programme. They also have access to the Global Investigator Network, a networking scheme for young group leaders based in partner countries of EMBO.
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.