Short Visits for CIVICA Faculty

Short Visits for CIVICA Faculty

Faculty and postdoctoral researchers in CIVICA universities are invited to submit proposals for a short 2-5 day visit at another CIVICA university.

The call aims to foster collaborative activities, to further existing links or to establish new ones. Activities may include, but are not limited to, giving a CIVICA-branded talk, participating in a CIVICA-branded conference, organising/participating in workshops or seminars for PhD researchers, networking with faculty, discussing potential research projects. The visit should ideally be a combination of a minimum of two activities (e.g. a talk and a workshop).

Who can apply?

Faculty and postdoctoral researchers who have a contract with one of the CIVICA universities at the time of both the application and the planned activities. 

What should the application contain?

  • Application Form
  • CV
  • An email from a host unit, confirming the visit and activities     

How will the proposals be evaluated?

Submitted applications will be evaluated by the ‘Permanent Design Team’ (PDT) of CIVICA. The PDT consists of vice-presidents for research and/or senior faculty of the ten CIVICA partner universities. Selected applications will be financed by the sending/home university in accordance with the home university’s financial rules and allocated CIVICA budget. 

What is financed?

Successful applications will receive funding to cover travel and accommodation. Costs are covered by the home institution. Travel and accommodation costs directly related to the visit are eligible. Per diem may be paid at the discretion of the sending institution. 

This call is financed from CIVICA Erasmus+, with the only exception of LSE which is self-funded. Each CIVICA partner university has a different budget for this call. To find out more on available funding, please contact your local grant coordinating unit before applying. The list of contact persons at each CIVICA partner is reported at the end of this page.  


  • 28 February 2023: Call for Short Visits announced 
  • 1 May 2023: Application deadline 
  • 1 June 2023: Announcement of winners on the CIVICA website 
  • 1 September - 15 December 2023: Visits take place

Contact persons at partner institutions

Application process and deadline

The application form and the attached files need to be submitted electronically to research[at] with the subject line “Application for CIVICA Faculty Short Visits” by the deadline:  

1 May 2023, 12pm CET

Calls for CIVICA Faculty Short Visits will take place regularly. Ten such calls are planned and the second call is scheduled for October 2023.

Faculty short visit scheme

The CIVICA Faculty Short Visits Scheme is a series of regular calls that can be used in combination with the CIVICA Thematic Seminar Series, CIVICA Student-Faculty Research Groups, and other CIVICA thematic activities – to be launched later in the year.