Program Mobility

Call for projects in the Mobility-Open program for the period 2020-2021

The Slovak Academy of Sciences announces a call for projects in the Mobility Program (Open Mobility Program) for the period 2020-2021.

Objective of the Mobility-Open projects program

The aim is to develop cooperation with institutions with which the SAS has not concluded a bilateral cooperation agreement yet. The financial support is for research teams with at least one third of post-doctoral (researchers within ten years of successful defending their PhD thesis) and / or doctoral candidates. The evaluation of the projects is done by the SAS.

Call conditions

Grants may be submitted to teams from SAS organizations composed of researchers and doctoral students. Minimum team size: 3 persons, maximum: 6 persons. At least one third of the team should be postdoctoral and / or doctoral candidates. The acceptance letter from the partner institution is a condition for obtaining the grant.

Duration of the grant and amount of support

The grant is awarded for a period of 24 months (3,000 EUR per year). The projects are expected to start in March / April 2020.

Eligible costs

Eligible costs are the travel costs of project team members, including local transport, accommodation and subsistence costs. Conference fees are also eligible if the visited institution is the conference organizer.

Evaluation criteria and project selection

  • Acceptance by the partner institution
  • Partner quality
  • Quality of the applicant,
  • Degree of involvement of post-doctoral and doctoral candidates,
  • The potential for involvement in international project cooperation, in particular under the EU Framework Programs.

Each proposal will be evaluated by two independent evaluators, with at least one of the evaluators coming from abroad. The selection of projects will be carried out by an ad hoc commission based on a decision of the SAS Presidium. The final grant award decision will be taken by the SAS Presidium.

Submission of proposals

Proposals for projects are submitted on the attached form in English electronically to, printed and signed to the International Cooperation Department of the SAS Office (Mgr. František Fundárek, CSc.). The deadline for submitting proposals is 31 December 2019.

Contact person and further information:

Mgr. František Fundárek, CSc.
Odbor medzinárodnej spolupráce
Úrad SAV
Štefánikova 19
814 38 Bratislava