ARISE - Career Accelerator for Infrastructure Scientists

The ARISE fellowship programme enables experienced professionals with a background in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) to advance technology development and service provision in the life sciences and get trained to become future leaders in life science research infrastructures. 
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The programme will provide three-years long fellowships for 62 experienced STEM professionals who will join different EMBL groups and teams that are developing technologies and providing service to life science community. 

The ARISE programme is co-funded by EMBL and the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme – co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND).

Eligibility criteria

The ARISE programme is open to experienced STEM professionals from around the world, who have at least four years of experience in technology development in academia or industry, with initial experience in technology development for the purpose of service provision. A PhD is not compulsory.
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About the programme

The ARISE fellowship programme is designed to help fellows develop skills that are uniquely required by research infrastructure scientists by providing training in:

  • Technology development

  • Management and operation of research infrastructures and scientific services

  • A broad understanding of the life sciences

  • Data management technologies and FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data policies

The programme will also provide broad professional networking opportunities.

ARISE fellowship format
Training will be provided through practical work on a research project (technology development), through secondments, courses, conferences, supervision, and mentoring.
Read more about the programme format

Application process

  • The call for 2020 applicants is now closed.
  • The next round of applications will begin in autumn 2021. We expect to offer around 20 fellowships each year.
  • Applications should be submitted through the online application portal.
  • To prepare the research proposal, applicants should get in touch with the EMBL group or team leader whose group or team they would like to join.

Read about the application and evaluation procedure

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