Fellowship to visit ERC Grantee
Aim and Objectives
Aim and Objectives
The main objective of visiting fellowship programme is cooperation between
potential ERC candidate (i.e. Visiting researcher) and one of the ERC grantees
abroad (i.e. Host researcher).
European Research Council (ERC)
Fellowship to visit ERC Grantee for the first time on January 19 2016
and supplemented it by
new guidelines on March 15 2019. The mission declared is to support frontier
research in all fields of science and the enhancement of the full potential for
frontier research available across Europe: »The ERC therefore encourages
national and/or regional authorities and organizations to set up visiting
fellowship programmes to fund potential candidates for the ERC’s calls to visit
the teams of existing ERC-funded Principal Investigators. Such schemes will
allow the selected candidates to strengthen their research profile and vision in
an internationally competitive research environment before applying for an ERC
press release on visiting fellowships
The intention of the European Research Council is to encourage national
authorities to initiate visiting fellowship programme on their own. The ambition
behind this announcement is to ensure a more uniform distribution of ERC
grantees across Europe.
The visits should last for a minimum of one month and up to six months.
According to the call, within specified time of the visit's conclusion, visiting
researcher has to apply for one of the three types of ERC grants (i.e. starting,
consolidator, and advanced).
Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) adopted this Instrument in July 2016 and was
six European agencies to introduce »ERC Fellowship to Visit ERC
Entities that can apply to the Call are research institutions and private
researchers entered in the database on implementers of research & development
activities in the Republic of Slovenia and in the Register of private
researchers run by the Agency, meeting the conditions prescribed by the Research
and Development Act.
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