International Mobility


Aarhus University Research Foundation wishes to support inbound and outbound mobility at Aarhus University. Partly by supporting visits at AU from foreign researchers and by supporting AU researchers' stay at foreign universities. The purpose of the grant scheme is to develop AU researchers both professionally and personally by providing an opportunity for international experience by, among other things, building and strengthening professional networks. Permanent researchers (associate professors / senior researchers or professors) at Aarhus University can apply for both instruments.

Visiting Researcher Stipends: Consecutive visits of 1 - 3 months are eligible. Grants can cover the visitor's reasonable living expenses in the form of a stipend or salary, as well as travel expenses. The stipend amounts to DKK 15,000 per month up to 3 months whereby the scholarship is tax-free. The application must be made by the host at AU.

Sabbatical Stipends: Applications should cover stays of 3-9 months. In some situations, it can be possible to split the stay over several periods. Up to DKK 200,000 can be applied for. The funds can co-finance expenses for travel and accommodation. Including travel expenses, rent, free purchases from AU, travel expenses for accompanying family and other documented extra expenses in connection with the stay abroad.

Read more about the content of the applications and framework for both instruments in the application guidelines.

The two instruments together have a framework of up to DKK 5 million for grants in 2020 bound for activities in 2021.

Application deadline

Friday, September 11, 2020 at. 12:00

Applications must be completed electronically at Application forms are available one month before the application deadline.

The decision on the allocation of funding is made at the Foundation board's meeting in November 2020, and applicants can expect to receive a reply in December 2020.

Questions about application producers, requirements and assessment can be addressed to:

Tove Østergaard Le

Aarhus University, AU Research and External Relations

Phone: 8715 2607, Mobile: 2162 4921