Research Mobility Fellowship (EJP RD Call open from October 1st to November 13th)

The call for Research Mobility Fellowships aims to financially support PhD students and medical doctors in training affiliated to ERN Full Members or ERN Affiliated Partners to undertake short scientific visits (secondments) fostering specialist research training outside their countries of residence and within one of the ERN host institutions. Applicants who will receive fellowships for Research Mobility should acquire at their host (secondment) institution new competences and knowledge related to their research on rare diseases and with benefit to their ERN.

Fellows will be selected taking into consideration several elements such as:

  • Relevance and impact of the project, for the fellow, home and host institutions and the ERN as a whole
  • Quality of the research proposal
  • Organization and proposed methodology of the training
  • Relevance of timelines and of required resources and budget

Research mobility fellowships are meant to cover 4 weeks to 3 months. The exchange will be accomplished exclusively within member institutions of the same ERN or between member institutions of different ERNs.

Fellowship exchanges can only be facilitated between ERN full members or ERN affiliated partners. Their travel and accommodation expenses will be covered, up to fixed maximum amounts.

Applicants/Application profile:

  • PhD students with a minimum of one year of research experience OR physicians having finished their first year of specialist training 
  • Be affiliated to an ERN Full Member or to an ERN-Affiliated Partner Institution from one of the 24 ERNs at the time when the application is submitted, as well as during the proposed period of the training stay 
  • The host (secondment) institutions must be Full or Affiliated Member of an ERN at the time when the application is submitted, as well as during the proposed period of the training stay 
  • Added value to ERN of the mobility stay 

Please find below the relevant documents for the application:

Call text

Template-letter-of-acceptance by HOST Institution

Template-letter-of-support by HOME Institution

For further information you can contact the Heidelberg and Nijmegen coordination
teams, through or