Frequently Asked Questions

 

Eligibility

Research Leadership

The Group Leader courses are for scientists leading their own research group (or equivalent level leaders - e.g. laboratory managers) or very senior postdocs who have already secured a group leader position, or who run their own groups within a larger group. Much of the value of the course comes from the exchange of ideas and insight with other participants, so restricting the course to people at a similar career stage enhances this value. The course is 4 days in length.

For postdoctoral researchers, the postdoc course also prepares participants for a leadership role, but omits some of the modules that rely on participants currently having staff to lead. The only restriction is that you need to have been a postdoc for at least 6 months at the time of the course. The course is therefore 3 days in length.

If you are in doubt, please get in touch and ask: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help you select the right course.

Negotiation

These courses are open to both group leaders and postdocs.

Self-Leadership

At present, this course is only open to female group leaders and postdocs. If you are interested in a mixed-gender version of the course, please let us know: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Fee waiver for EMBO Young Investigators & Installation Grantees for group leader courses

EMBO Young Investigators and EMBO Installation Grantees may be entitled to a fee waiver. Please select the appropriate option on the online registration form; the waiver will then be confirmed when you receive notification of acceptance.

Please note that only the course fee (including accommodation) is covered. No funding for travel is available.

The cancellation policy applies, failure to inform us punctually will mean that you lose your entitlement to the fee waiver and should you re-apply in the future, the full registration fee will apply.

 

Fee waiver for EMBO Long Term Fellows for post-doc courses

The post-doc courses are free of charge for a limited number of EMBO Long-Term Fellows, both previous and current, who were awarded their fellowship after 1 January 2012 and have been Fellows for at least six months. We operate a strict first come, first served policy. The general prerequisites for the waiver are:

  • This is subject to a minimum fellowship duration of six months.
  • Please select the "EMBO Long-Term Fellow" option in the online registration form include your ALTF number: it will be confirmed when you receive notification of acceptance.
  • Only the course fee (including accommodation) is covered. No funding for travel is available.
  • Places open to EMBO Long-Term Fellows are restricted by budget and it works on a first come, first served basis.
  • EMBO Long-Term Fellows are NOT entitled to a fee waiver for group leader courses.
  • The cancellation policy also applies, failure to inform us punctually will mean that you lose your entitlement to the fee waiver and should you re-apply in the future, the full registration fee will apply.

Please also note that there will be two courses held around the EMBO Fellows' Meeting 2017 in June. Priority will be given to EMBO Fellows (awarded in 2014) who will attend the Fellows' Meeting. Dates will be released once the meeting is announced. Sufficient waivers will be available.

If you are an EMBO Advanced Fellow, you are entitled to attend a Laboratory Management Course for Post-Docs free of charge at the end of your fellowship. In case an independent position has been obtained you can attend a Group Leaders Course if you have not yet attended a post-doc course.  Please note: The laboratory management course must be taken within five years of being awarded the fellowship (i.e. by 2020). 

Should you have specific questions for the EMBO Fellowships Programme, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Please note that only the course fee (including accommodation) is covered. No funding for travel is available.

 

Local participants

Participants who live locally to Heidelberg can register without bed and breakfast. Please select "no accommodation required" when registering. The course fee is then reduced to include just lunch and dinner for the duration of the course, training, VAT and all course material. For group leaders, the fee without hotel accommodation is €2,315.00 and for postdocs it is €1,700.00.

 

Start / End Times

Research Leadership

The course starts at 12:00 on the first day with lunch and ends at 16:00 on the last day.

Negotiation

The course starts at 09:00 on the first day (you will check in the night before) and ends around 14:00 on the last day after lunch (included as part of the course).

Self-Leadership

The course starts at 09:00 on the first day (you will check in the night before) and ends around 14:00 on the last day after lunch (included as part of the course).

 

Hotel & Course Venue

Hotel Villa Toskana

Hamburger Strasse 4-8
D - 69181 Leimen, Germany
Phone: 0049 (0) 6224 8292 0
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Getting there

If you requested hotel accommodation at the time of registration, we will automatically book you a single room for the duration of the course. These nights are included in the course fee.

Research Leadership

You will arrive on the day of the course

Negotiation or Self-Leadership

You will arrive the day before the course.

In case you need to arrive earlier / stay longer, please let us know and we can either arrange the night for you, or will ask you to contact the hotel directly. Either way, you will need to pay for any extra night(s) at the hotel reception on check-out.

The cost of a single room for an extra night: approximately 100 Euro (including breakfast).

 

Waiting list

Once courses are full, there will be waiting lists available, but there is no guarantee a place will become free. You can only select one course waiting list. Multiple registrations for the same person are not accepted.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • For cancellations received 60 calendar days before the beginning of the course, fees will be refunded minus €25 for administrative costs.
  • After this 60 day rule, no refund is possible for cancellation or no-show; however, if you can find a replacement participant from the same laboratory or institute, we will consider allowing that person to attend instead.
  • Cancellations must be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Each course needs a minimum number of participants. If a particular course has insufficient registrations, it will be cancelled. Registered participants will then be offered an alternative course or to have the fee reimbursed. You will be informed at least 6 weeks in advance of the course start date. If, as a result of a course being cancelled, you have incurred any costs that you cannot recover, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Language

The course language is English.

 

Public Holidays

The courses take place in Southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg). Here are the public holidays in 2017 that may affect travel arrangements for your selected course:

  • Heilige 3 Könige: Friday 06.01.2017
  • Good Friday: 14.04.2017
  • Easter Monday: 17.04.2017
  • Labour Day: Monday 01.05.2017
  • Ascension Day: Thursday 25.05.2017
  • Whit Monday: 05.06.2017
  • Corpus Christi: Thursday 15.06.2017
  • German Reunification Day: Tuesday 03.10.2017
  • All Saints' Day: Wednesday 01.11.2017