NESSC Exchange Program

NESSC Exchange Program

For 2015 the total available budget is 23k€.


The exchange program is to promote and stimulate exchange and interaction of NESSC researchers with international groups.

Who can apply?

PI’s, co-applicants, post-doctoral fellows and PhD students, that are funded through NESSC.

Any NESSC scientist can be supported via the NESSC exchange program for a maximum period of in total three months, over three years, with a maximum of three events.

What can be applied for?

The exchange program is intended to stimulate interaction of individual NESSC scientists with international groups. The exchange program offers funding to visit foreign centres of excellence and or laboratories with infrastructure, equipment or expertise, that are not available within the consortium itself.

Eligible costs:

  • Travel costs (based on 2nd class/economy class) – actual costs will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 1200 for non-European visits and 500 for European visits.
  • Accommodation and subsistence costs
    • For short visits < 1 month: per diem – maximum 100 euros per day – with a maximum of 1500 euros in total
    • For visits between 1-3 months: per month – maximum 1500 euros per month

Please note the exchange program is not meant for congress/symposia visits, these visits should be covered from the travel money allocated within your research program.

Duration of the stay?

One week up to 3 months.


Requests to participate in the exchange program should be submitted per email ( via the request application form*. There are 3 deadlines per year, however, please note that you should submit your request at least 2 months before the intended travel (see website for deadlines). Requests will be discussed in the Scientific Steering Committee meetings. Ranking and selection of individual requests will be done by the Scientific Steering Committee

*Your request should include a letter from the host-institute stating that they are willing to host you as visitor.

Outcome of the decision?

You will be informed on the decision maximum two weeks after the submission deadline.