Visit Start Research (VizStar Grants)

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UPB launch the VizStar program addressed to UPB researchers wishing to submit a proposal to one of the European Research Council (ERC) calls to offer them support for the improvement of the project proposal by funding a short-term visit to an ERC Principal Investigator at his/her host institution.

The VizStar Program Guide was developed in accordance with the ERC’s Visiting Fellowship Programme and was endorsed by the ERC Scientific Council.

[June 2023]

Continuous submission – the submission of projects is open.

[February 16, 2023]

The submission of projects within the VizStar program is extended until June 15, 2023.

[November 16, 2022]

The submission of projects within the VizStar program is extended until February 15, 2023.

The potential applicants to VizStar will be provided with a list of all Principal Investigators who have agreed to host a visiting fellow in their university/institution to consolidate a project proposal that will be submitted to the next calls launched by ERC. To have access to this information, please contact Dana Violeta Gheorghe at the Office of the President of the Senate, Cam. 214 Rectorate, e-mail:

The improved proposal submission to one of the ERC calls is mandatory no later than 12 months after the end of the visit.

In the Program Guide, you will find all the information you need to prepare the VizStar application, the eligibility conditions, and information about the grant.

Additional information:

  • The VizStar call for proposals will be launched on 1 September 2022 with the deadline at 15 November 2022;

  • The application form will be published here.

  • The contract model (as well as other forms, if necessary) will be published soon at this address.

Call name: Visit Start Research (VizStar Grants)

Grant program to support the participation of researchers from the Politehnica University of Bucharest (UPB) in international research teams carrying out ERC grants.

Guide for Applicants

Application form