Western Balkans Mobility Scheme - Call for Applications

01 Apr 2024 Calls

The Western Balkans Mobility Scheme has been launched within the POLICY ANSWERS Pilot Programme. It aims to enhance regional cooperation and sustained support in mobility-driven research & innovation (R&I) in the Western Balkans.  

Only mobility projects in the field of research will be funded. Mobility must involve the physical presence of an early-career researcher (financial support recipient) at a research infrastructure (RI) in the Western Balkans. A selected researcher must conduct research.  

A project duration will range between two weeks and six months. During a project, several visits to the same RI are eligible, but not to different RIs.

This scheme is open only to early-career researchers (PhD students and Postdocs) whose doctorate was awarded no longer than seven years before the deadline of this call. Early-career researchers must be affiliated with a home institution in the region.

All thematic research areas are eligible including Social Sciences and Humanities, and arts-based research. Applications that address the twin transition (green and digital) of the WB and priorities mentioned in research strategies of the WB economies (respective Smart Specialisation Strategies/S3) are particularly welcome. 

The deadline for submission of applications is 31 May 2024, 17:00 CEST.

Before you start the application process, please consult the POLICY ANSWERS website https://www.westernbalkans-infohub.eu/calls/western-balkans-mobility-scheme/ or the Joint Call Secretariat at DLR-PT (calls-europe@dlr.de).