NESSC Visiting Scholar Program

NESSC Visiting Scholar Program

For 2015 the total available budget is 40k€.


The eminent visiting scholar program supports 3 to 6 months stays of world-leading scientists, to one of the NESSC research institutes. The scientist is expected to make a substantial impact on the NESSC by contributing to its research, teaching, visibility, or outreach.

Who can apply?

Any of the NESSC PIs or Co-applicants can propose a candidate by submitting a formal request to the NESSC office.

What can be applied for?

The program facilitates the stay of a leading scientist ; the costs that can be applied for are:

  • Travel costs (based on 2nd class/economy class) – actual costs will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 2000 euro per visit
  • Accommodation and subsistence costs (maximum 2000 euros per month)
  • Research costs (costs will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 500 euros per month)

Duration of the stay?

In principal 3-6 months.

Selection of candidates?

Requests to propose candidates can be submitted per email ( via the 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 of the guest scientist (see NESSC website for deadlines).

Ranking and selection of the proposed scientists will be done by the Scientific Steering Committee. The proposed scientist will ultimately be invited by the scientific director.

The request should be accompanied by a recommendation letter of the PI as to why a visit from this scientist is beneficial to your research program within the NESSC. The request should also include a letter/confirmation from the host-NESSC-institute stating they are willing to host the visitor.

Please note that the guest researcher is expected to give at least 1 keynote lecture at the NESSC days or at one of the other NESSC institutes.

Outcome of the decision?

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