EMBO Research Leadership Course | Call for Applications

Leadership and management skills are critical for a successful career in science. The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, with support from European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) brings this course that has been designed to meet the specific needs of researchers in India. 

  • Introduce key academic leadership concepts
  • Develop further individual leadership styles
  • Convey key communication skills
  • Learn how to effectively select the right staff
  • Expand support network for leadership issues in academia

The four-day EMBO Academic Leadership Course will cover topics that include:
  • leadership skills
  • communication skills
  • team development
  • conflict solving strategies
  • effective problem solving
  • staff selection

Practical exercises, in the form of role-play and discussion groups, provide hands-on experience. The principle of this course is "As much theory as necessary and as much practice as possible".


To apply for participation in the Course, the applicant must be:
Assistant or Associate Professor (or equivalent) in Life Sciences
Prepared to pay refundable advance of INR 10,000, if selected for the course (This fee will be refunded after the workshop to those who have attended the complete workshop.)
Prepared to make their own travel and pay for their accommodation arranged by India Alliance in a 3-star hotel or equivalent
Course dates:
Delhi: 24-27 February, 2020
Hyderabad: 2-5 March, 2020
Please complete the online application form here.
Application deadline:
6 January 2020, 12 noon (IST)
In case of queries, please write to workshops@indiaalliance.org; it may take up to 3 working days for a response.
Provided by:

Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Lebenswissenschaften Heidelberg GmbH (GFLW), Germany GFLW aims to foster science and research by organizing scientific events and financing courses and workshops for scientists. It delivers the EMBO Laboratory Leadership Courses on behalf of EMBO.

Supported and facilitated by:

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance (India Alliance) is an independent, dynamic public charity that funds research in health and biomedical sciences in India. India Alliance invests in transformative ideas and supportive research ecosystems to advance discovery and innovation to improve health and well-being. India Alliance is funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and the Wellcome Trust, UK.

European Molecular Biology Organisation is a professional organization of life scientists in Europe. Its goal is to promote research in life science and enable international exchange between scientists. www.embo.org

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