BSC Mobility Program

BSC Mobility Program
01/Aug/2022 - 31/Dec/2022
Target group: All BSC staff is eligible for the BSC Mobility Grant.

Application period:   July 8 th – July 20th 2022
Resolution publication:  July 27th  2022
Mobility period:     August 1st – December 31st 2022


The BSC Mobility Programme seeks to boost research activities taking place in specific institutional and organizational environments in which a scientific community works closely together to achieve common objectives, facilitating interaction among its members and at the same time showing a high degree of openness to international collaboration. It is aimed at existing centres and units that perform cutting-edge fundamental research and are among the world's best in their respective areas. The impact and international scientific leadership of these centres and units is essential for their recognition.

The BSC Mobility Programme provides financial support for outgoing mobility for BSC staff up to a maximum of € 2000 per person. The mobility grants are given to support collaborative research between institutions and are targeting exchanges between 1 and 3 months in length.

Proposals are welcome for 1 month’ period of exchange. Please see the application form for mobility for the required information and documents:

BSC Mobility Programme  - Application Form


Applicable rules for funding: The current call considers grants of up to € 2000 per person for a minimum period of 1 month. The mobility grants are given to support collaborative research between institutions. The visits have to be in-line with the BSC objectives.

Grant holders will be expected to deliver a 1 hour presentation and Q&A (BSC Research Seminar) open to all BSC staff members after their return.


Evaluation Criteria


  • Clear impact potential for BSC, e.g. capacity to develop further collaboration and exchange with the hosting research group
  • Academic credentials and research excellence of the candidate
  • Research excellence of the hosting institution
  • Alignment with the BSC strategic research lines
  • Preference will be given to proposals from female researchers
  • The stay has to take place between August 1st and December 31st, 2022.


  • The on-time submitted proposals will be examined by the Selection Committee. If necessary, the committee may request more information from the candidates or ask the department directors to prioritize the applications.
  • The programme is developed as a “mobility grant”. The ultimate goal is to support and encourage mobility, thus it is not a scholarship. Consequently, the grant does not necessarily cover 100% of the total expenses. The committee is bound by the National Funded Project´s travel and reimbursement regulations (BOE) and by the BSC internal rules in view of which visiting researchers can be reimbursed fully for travel, flights and ground transport at economy class.
  • All candidates will be contacted with the outcome of their application

Grant Budget Itemization

Up to a maximum of €2000 per person per visit of 1 month, out of which:

  • transport costs:
    • train and other ground transportation – tourist, second class or equivalent
    • plane – economy class or cheaper option
  • contribution to the accommodation cost and in the case of BSC staff to the living allowance in accordance with the current BSC regulations, but not exceeding the overall maximum amount per person per visit (€2000) including the transport costs.