YERUN Researcher Mobility Awards

This call for applications opens on 20 November and closes on 20 December 2017 (EOB)

YERUN Researcher Mobility Awards are competitive awards for academics and researchers from PhDs studying at YERUN universities to early career and established academics. The programme provides support for researchers to undertake up to two weeks of research (between February and July, 2018) at one of the other YERUN partner institutions from a different country. The programme provides a platform to:

  • work with other YERUN academics on a research project or publication,
  • promote multi-disciplinary research across the YERUN network,
  • enrich the research and training opportunities for PhD students, early career, postgraduate and postdoctoral scholars within the YERUN network.

A YERUN Researcher Mobility Award provides a flat rate award to cover your expenses during your research visit. For visits of 1 week this is set at 1,000 Euros and for a two week visit at 1,500 Euros (please note that this amount is subject to tax retentions). You will not have to provide receipts and it is your responsibility to arrange your travel and accommodation.

YERUN members

  • Universiteit Antwerpen (BE)
  • Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (ES)
  • Universitat Autonoma de Madrid (ES)
  • Universität Bremen (DE)
  • Brunel University London (UK)
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (ES)
  • Dublin City University  DCU (IE) 
  • University of Essex (UK)
  • University of Eastern Finland (FI) 
  • Universität Konstanz (DE) 
  • Linköpings Universiteit (SE)
  • Universiteit Maastricht (NL) 
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa (P)
  • Université Paris Dauphine (FR) 
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra (ES) 
  • Universita degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (IT) 
  • Syddansk Universiteit (DK)
  • Universität Ulm (DE)


  • You must be a current member of staff, researcher or graduate student at one of the YERUN-institutions
  • Researcher Mobility Awards will only be used to visit another YERUN institution in a country different than your home institution.
  • You must agree to submit a short report on the outcomes shortly after your visit and a follow-up report describing any subsequent research collaborations with YERUN partners no later than one year after the award. This information will be used for YERUN Communication and Evaluation activities.

Assessment criteria

The quality of the submitted application will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • likelihood of significant outcomes - external funding, joint publications or policy impact and potential long-term benefits for YERUN
  • balance of disciplinarity and inter-disciplinarity across the spread of awards.
  • commitment from the YERUN host to support the visit. New collaboration links will be encouraged.

How to apply

If you wish to apply you should first contact the host YERUN university you wish to visit, agree the dates of your visit and provide a letter from them stating that they will host your visit. You can contact the YERUN Office ( or your YERUN coordinator for contact information of the host university. They can also facilitate the identification of researchers working on your field.
During your research visit, it is anticipated that you will contribute to a number of activities. When you apply, you should identify events and activities you may contribute to during your stay. This should incorporate some of the following:

  •  presentation of your core research to a targeted audience e.g. presenting at a departmental seminar
  • attending a research and/or training event targeted at PhD students and early career scholars
  • exploration of further collaborative opportunities with groups/individuals for joint authorship or joint research projects
  •  interdisciplinary activity aimed at an audience beyond your immediate field of specialism

For anny questions regarding the application prcedure please contact Iris Bräuning (International Office, University of Konstanz).

You should complete and return the application form and letter of support from the host YERUN partner (form below) by email to:

Silvia Gomez Recio
Secretary General
YERUN - Young European Research Universities

Call for applications

This call for applications opens on 20 November and closes on 20 December 2017 (EOB).
Applications will be considered by the YERUN Research Mobility Group and the YERUN Office will inform the successful applicants. There will be a maximum of 10 to 15 mobility awards granted every year.