Innovation stems from the continuous cross-fertilization of ideas. The ELISE mobility program for experienced researchers aims to support the exchange of knowledge and ideas among the top-class scientists in Europe through visits and workshops.

Supporting the exchange of knowledge and ideas among the experienced researchers through visits and collaborative projects

ELISE Fellows Mobility Program - travel grants for experienced researchers

Innovation stems from the continuous cross-fertilization of ideas.  The goal of the ELISE Mobility program is to bring ELISE/ELLIS Fellows, Scholars, and Members together by supporting their short and long-term scientific visits to initiate collaboration within the ELISE/ELLIS community.

The mobility program is open to experienced researchers from ELISE Beneficiaries, ELISE Associated Partners as well as to external experienced researchers from organizations outside the ELISE/ELLIS network as long as the visit contributes to the ELISE project or to synergies with the other ICT48 networks.

Eligibility criteria
Duration of the visit:
unlimited during September 1, 2020 – July 31, 2024 period
Eligible applicants: ELISE/ELLIS Fellows, Scholars, or Members traveling in or out of the network. External researchers (post-PhD.) visiting an ELISE/ELLIS Fellow or Scholar.
Eligible destinations: Destinations within or outside of the network as long as the visit is related to ELISE/ELLIS research areas. The host writes a short email supporting the application.
Max. eligible travel costs per visit: 3,000 € per short-term (less or equal to 30 days) visit. Max. eligible travel costs of a long-term visit (over 30 days) are 18,000 €.
Max. number of visits per person: Each ELISE/ELLIS Fellow/Scholar/Member can benefit from the program by receiving funding for travel or to host visitors within the maximum eligible travel costs of 18,000 €. There is no limit on the number of visits per person. The funding is distributed on a ‘first come first served’ basis until the travel funds run out.
Additional details: Available in the full description of the Terms and Conditions of the mobility program.

Reimbursement of costs: Costs are reimbursed to the traveling researchers as they submit the application. Researchers affiliated with the ELISE Beneficiary are reimbursed directly by their own institutions, as it has its own budget for travel costs related to the ELISE Mobility Program. Researchers affiliated with other institutions than ELISE Beneficiary are reimbursed by the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) within 30 calendar days after the written eligibility approval by the ELISE Fellow mobility administration.

Outputs of the visit: It is expected that visits will produce tangible results, such as scientific publications, datasets, or collaborative project proposals. Once the work related to the visit gets published please include the following acknowledgement [Name] acknowledges travel support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 951847.

How to apply
Applications are submitted by completing PART 1 of the Application form at least 14 days before the start of the visit. The host writes a short email to <> to support the application of the visiting researcher.

ELISE Fellow mobility administration will confirm the application by e-mail.

Immediately after the visit (and no later than 20 days after the last day of the visit), the researcher should complete PART 2: Request for reimbursement of the Application form and send a scanned signed original of this document with scanned copies of the original receipts by e-mail to the ELISE Fellow mobility administration at

ELISE & HumaneAINet - Joint call for projects

ELISE and HumaneAINet offer a possibility for experienced researchers to apply with a joint project. Project proposals should have a small setup in which 1 or more researchers are financed through HumaneAI micro-project funds and one or more through the ELISE Fellow mobility program, specifically under the ELLIS programs, Human-centric Machine Learning and Semantic, Symbolic and Interpretable Machine Learning, though potentially drawing on other ELLIS programs as well. The team is expected to work together to produce a paper, dataset, or proof of concept system, preferably co-located or at least partially co-located.

Eligible application period:
June 2022 – July 31, 2023
Duration of the project: 6 months maximum
Eligibility rules: For ELISE researchers, ELISE Fellow Mobility Program rules apply - please see above for more details. For HumaneAINet researchers, rules governing the implementation of micro projects apply. Applications should be made to both networks using the same title and description and referencing that the request falls under the joint ELISE/Humane AI call.
Additional details: Available in the full ELISE & HumaneAINet Joint call. Interested researchers are encouraged to read the call requirements carefully and apply as soon as possible. The funding is distributed on a ‘first come first served’ basis until the travel funds run out. If you have any queries concerning the call, please contact <>.

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