AsianScientist (Nov. 30, 2012) – EMBO, the European inter-governmental funding body; the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC); and the National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC) have signed an agreement pledging to increase scientific interaction among their members.
The agreement will allow Taiwanese scientists to participate in EMBO training programs and activities, and for EMBO courses & workshops to be held at Taiwanese research institutes.
The cooperation agreement, the first of its kind, will run for three years. Mr. Cyrus C.Y. Chu, Minister of the National Science Council, represented NSC at the signing ceremony. Also present was EMBO Director Maria Leptin and Academia Sinica President Chi-Huey Wong.
“EMBO is a leading organization that fosters new generations of life science researchers producing world-class scientiﬁc results,” said EMBO Associate Member and Academia Sinica President Chi-Huey Wong. “It is to our delight to create great opportunities for young Taiwanese scientists to connect with the elite scientists of Europe.”
Under the terms of the agreement, scientists can apply for EMBO Short-Term and Long-Term Fellowships, while younger researchers will be eligible to apply to the EMBO Young Investigator Program, which provides outstanding young scientists with financial, academic, and practical support to start up their independent research laboratories.
Taiwanese scientists and EMBO will also jointly carry out EMBO courses & workshops. Earlier this year, Academia Sinica and EMBO jointly organized the lecture course “Logic of Regulatory Circuits in Life Sciences” in Taipei City.
Conference organizers can apply for funding to hold lectures given by EMBO Members or EMBO Young Investigators at Taiwanese institutes and universities.
Travel stipends will also be available for Taiwanese scientists to attend EMBO Courses & Workshops and The EMBO Meeting.
Source: Academia Sinica.
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