The exchange program is to promote and stimulate exchange and interaction of NESSC researchers with international groups.
Who can apply?
NESSC scientists: PI’s, co-applicants, daily supervisors, post-doctoral fellows and PhD students.
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.
- Travel costs (based on 2nd class/economy class) – actual costs will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 1300 for non-European visits and 600 for European visits.
- Accommodation and subsistence costs
- For short visits < 1 month: per diem – maximum 120 euros per day – with a maximum of 1700 euros in total
- For visits between 1-3 months: per month – maximum 1700 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; *research costs are non-eligible costs. The sum awarded is the maximum amount that can be claimed.
Duration of the stay?
One week up to 3 months.
Requests to participate in the exchange program should be submitted per email (email@example.com) via the request application form*. There are 3 deadlines per year, however, please note that you should submit your request at least 1 month before the intended travel, taking into account the submission deadline** (click here 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.
**E.g. If you are planning a visit in the month of the submission deadline you should submit your request one round earlier.
Outcome of the decision?
You will be informed on the decision maximum two weeks after the submission deadline.
When is the deadline?
The scheduled deadlines each year are:
- 1 January
- 1 April
- 1 September