Visit Start Research (VizStar Grants)

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UPB launches 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.

The names of the ERC Principal Investigators who are interested in receiving the visit of UPB researchers will be known in early July, after the annual consultation of all ERC Principal Investigators conducted by the ERC in June in order to conclude the list of potential hosts for ERC Visiting Fellowships.

Potential UPB applicants can also identify by their own ERC Principal Investigators and host institutions for their visits, independent of the results of the ERC’s consultation.

The submission of the improved proposal to one of the ERC calls is mandatory no later than 18 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 in June with the deadline at the end of October;

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

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

Call name: Visit Start Research (VizStar Grants)

Call for Proposals VizStar Grants to Support the Participation in International Research Teams Working on ERC Grants