CALL LAUNCHED on 6th July 2020

Applications to the EUTOPIA Researcher Mobility Program can now be submitted:

– by EUTOPIA researchers to the local program referents of their home institution,
– by researchers from international partner universities, outside of EUTOPIA, to the local program reference of their host institution

Please find below the details of the application procedure and the local program referents’ contacts.



The Researcher Mobility Program will support research visits of EUTOPIA researchers across EUTOPIA partner universities. The main objective of this program is to foster research collaborations and to allow the sharing of expertise and infrastructures and the development of joint research activities (e.g. common publications, PhD co-tutelles, joint applications for external research funds etc.), in line with EUTOPIA’s mission to promote a connected and inclusive academic community, addressing global and local challenges and advancing excellence and inclusion.

The program is developed as part of the EUTOPIA 2050 Erasmus+ project. It will allow each EUTOPIA university to finance a minimum of 4 research mobility projects, for a total of 24 research visits over the duration of the EUTOPIA 2050 project.

All visits financed under the EUTOPIA Researcher Mobility Program should be project-led and allow the development and furthering of research collaborations between the researchers of the EUTOPIA Alliance. The program is open to all academic disciplines and topics. Projects addressing key societal challenges of our time, and related to EUTOPIA’s overarching theme “Planetary well-being” are especially encouraged.

Eligibility and funding

Who can apply?

  • Faculty from all EUTOPIA partner universities, including post-doctoral fellows.

Pre-doctoral researchers are not eligible to this mobility program (but a dedicated doctoral mobility program is in preparation).

  • Faculty from international partners of the six universities of EUTOPIA, within the frame of research projects involving researchers from multiple EUTOPIA member universities.

What can be funded?

  • The program supports short research visits of 2 to 3 weeks and covers travel, accommodation and living expenses during the stay, within the limit of 3000 euros per project.
  • For EUTOPIA faculty, coverage and reimbursement will be defined in accordance with the financial rules of the home university of the researcher. For international faculty, the financial rules of the host university will apply.

Application procedure

Applicants submit the EUTOPIA Research Mobility Program application form:

  1. Applicants from EUTOPIA partner universities submit the form to the local program referents of his/her home and host institution: in a single email addressed to both referents;
  2. Applicants from other international partners institutions submit the form to the local program referent of his/her host institution, per email.

The application must include (within the application form):

  • a pre-defined research project, to be carried out during the visit;
  • the nomination of a host researcher co-responsible for the research project during the visit; he/she shall also be the first contact person for the visiting fellow in the host institution for the preparation of the visit and during the stay;
  • the counter-signature of the director of the host research center, confirming the research center’s capacity of offering good research conditions and office space during the visit;

Only applicants from other international partner institutions (not EUTOPIA universities) submit, additionally, a support letter from the EUTOPIA member university holding the research cooperation with the applicant, stating the ongoing cooperation and the interest of the applicant’s EUTOPIA Research Mobility for this cooperation.

Research collaboration opportunities

For an overview of the research activities of the EUTOPIA partners and to establish contact with researchers or research centers at partner institutions, please refer to the following links:

Local program referents:

  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel: secretariaat,
  • CY Cergy Paris University: Karine Gambier Leroy, Secretary General of the Institut for Advanced Studies, CY Cergy Paris University, 
  • University of Gothenburg: Henrik Lindskog, Research Support Grants and Innovation Office, University of Gothenburg,
  • University of Ljubljana: Rebeka Lesjak, Research support advisor, University office for Research, University of Ljubljana,
  • Pompeu Fabra University: Mireia Calm, EUTOPIA Office,
  • University of Warwick: Institute of Advanced Study,

Contact for general inquiries:

Nicola Ebenburger, Director of International Scientific Development, CY Cergy Paris University,

Please access the COMPLETE PROGRAM description here.


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