ECIU Research Mobility Fund

ECIU recognises the importance of cooperation in science, technology and innovation to become world-leading research universities. ECIU is committed to ensure that its researchers are connected across member universities, by offering opportunities for collaborative research.

In this context, the ECIU has adopted a Research Mobility Fund, aiming at increasing mobility amongst its researchers. Researchers from ECIU universities interested in establishing or extending high-profile collaborative scientific relations with ECIU partners may apply for travel support.

To facilitate the application for this support, a MAP of the Strategic Research Areas and Topics in which each member university is presently engaged has been prepared for the present core challenges of Smart Society and Manufacturing 4.0.

These MAPS can be accessed through the following tabs and although preference will be given to applications in these topics, the addressed core areas are not exclusive, so researchers are free to search and contact member universities on their own and apply in other core challenges of their personal interest.

More about the fund

Maps for Smart Society and Manufacturing 4.0.

ECIU_application form.docx | 14/06/2018 | Research@UA


Apart from the basic application rules by ECIU, the mobility fund at UA will take the following into consideration:

Application procedure and evaluation

At UA, two application periods are envisaged:

1st phase

Deadline for application 15 July 2018, for mobility to start from September 2018.

2nd phase (limited to budget availability)

Deadline for application 15 September 2018, for mobility to start from November 2018.

Applicants must identify and contact the host institution and get its agreement for the mobility.  Also, support from the PhD supervisor and/or Research Unit coordinator must be secured. An application form must be completed and sent to (cc to ). Originals should be sent by internal mail to the office.

The funding decision and application evaluation will be lead and coordinator by the Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and 3rd cycle.  A committee may be constituted for that propose. The decisions will be based on several criteria:

  • Purpose and clarity of outcomes from proposed collaboration are clearly articulated

  • Research goals behind the specific collaboration are clearly identified.

  • Resulting research and/or knowledge exchange benefits to collaborating parties and universities are evident.

  • Longer-term mechanisms for supporting collaboration beyond ECIU fund are considered.

  • Application is economically budgeted


During application evaluation, adjustments to the funding requested may be made. Decisions will be communicated ideally in 14 days, through the contact point (Tatiana Costa, Research Support Office).

última atualização a 14-06-2018
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