Long-term exchange visits


Researchers benefiting of a travel/exchange visit grant are required to return to their home institution after completion of their stay, so that the applicant’s institution may benefit from the broadened knowledge of the scientist. With the application the applicant agrees to have his/her name and affiliation  listed on the FIMIN website as "Part of the Network" if the grant is allowed.


Accompanying documents

  1. description of the proposed work (ca. 1000 words) and aim of the visit
  2. applicant’s CV (two A4 pages)
  3. list of recent publications
  4. A letter of recommendation from someone familiar with the applicant’s work
  5. letter of acceptance from the host institution
  6. application form including proposed starting date, estimated travel costs and full address of the host(s)

Application forms for Exchange Visits were submitted online to the ESF, the programme ended in May 2013.


Levels of award

Exchange Visit Grants are reimbursed on the basis of an allowance of 1600 EUR per month/400 EUR per week/57 EUR per day plus actual travel expenses up to a maximum of 500 EUR. The grants do not cover health insurance, taxes, or retirement scheme contributions.

Upon receipt of the acceptance form, the ESF makes an advance payment (normally 80% of the allocated grant). The final payment will be made upon receipt at the ESF, online, of the scientific report, signed host statement form(s) and original travel ticket(s). In the case of cancellation or unreasonable delay (six months or more), all advances must be returned to the ESF. If the length of the stay is shorter than the foreseen period, the grantee should reimburse to ESF the amount of unspent funds.

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last modified 2013-05-21