Research Mobility for EU-CONEXUS Alliance members, First call 2023


  1. Target-oriented mobilities
  2. Network extension
  3. Joint research activities on SmUCS topics
Research Mobility for EU-CONEXUS Alliance members, First call 2023


EU‐CONEXUS is a transnational European higher education and research institution for Smart Urban Coastal Sustainability. It creates a unique way of studying and carrying out research through institutional alignment and seamless mobility for all. The partners of the alliance are La Rochelle Université, Agricultural University of Athens, Catholic University of Valencia, Klaipeda University, University of Zadar, Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, South East Technological University, University of Rostock and Frederick University.

The project EU-CONEXUS Plus offers mobility opportunities for the research staff and research administrators of its the nine partner Universities. In particular, this mobility call aims to support joint research work and project development on topics related to Smart Urban Coastal Sustainability. This call is a competitive call.


Researchers/professors, PhD students/doctoral candidates, post-doc researchers and research administrators from the EU-CONEXUS Alliance.

Research and/or training activities, participation in conferences and summer schools at the EU-CONEXUS universities.

Between 3 and 10 working days (except transfer days). In some dedicated cases longer stays are possible according to home institution’s decision

Mobilities in this call should be realised until 31 December 2023


Reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs will be done according to the institutional regulations of the partner funding the mobility. For more information, please contact own universities using the provided email addresses listed below.

Financial support may not be used to cover similar expenses financed by other funds but can be used to complement other funds.

Researchers with disabilities/special needs can request additional grant support. A person with special needs is a potential participant whose individual physical, mental or health-related situation is such that his/her participation in the mobility would not be possible without extra financial support. In preparation of your EU-CONEXUS mobility, you should indicate your needs and foreseen extra costs linked to your physical, mental or health-related conditions.

Areas that could be eligible for support, according to individual needs, include but are not limited to: adapted accommodation, travel assistance, medical attendance, supportive equipment, adaption of learning material, an accompanying person, etc. Eligibility and funding criteria will follow the Erasmus+ and/or national rules or University rules.


The applicant shall submit

  • Application form with the contact details, objectives, expected results, working plan, and cost description;
  • For research and/or training activities: recommendation letter (about one page) by the head of research unit/department including the benefits for the unit/department and invitation letter/email from the receiving institution;
  • For participation in the EU-CONEXUS summer schools or conferences: confirmation of the receiving institution or invitation letter/email (e.g., conformation of submitted abstract);
  • CV.

The applications can be submitted any time until 15 September 2023. All mobility activities in this call have to be finalised until 31 December 2023.

Participants, who have been selected for presentation/poster in the EU-CONEXUS Research Conference from November 16th to 17th 2023 In Rostock, don’t need to submit application for this mobility.


Selection process

The applications will be evaluated by each individual partner university internally based on the following criteria on two dates (June and September). The list of selected mobilities will be presented to the Research Council.

The selection is based on criteria guaranteeing a fair evaluation of the applications and does not give priority to any applicant depending on his/her nationality, race, religion or gender.

The following criteria will be considered for the selection of the mobility activities  

  1. Overall objectives, expected results (max. 5 points)
  2. Benefits for the researcher’s career (max. 3 points)
  3. Partnerships, collaborative efforts, benefits for the Alliance (max. 5 points)
  4. Synergies, complementing and sharing available resources/infrastructure (max. 3 points)

The application documents should be prepared in such a way that an evaluation can be made with regard to the above-mentioned criteria.

In case of equal points, the priority will be given to young researchers and/or to less represented research area or gender.

The decision will be made no later than 15 days after the application deadline and will send to all applicants by their emails. The selected candidates will be informed about further procedures

In case of any objection in any stage of the application and selection process, the applicant may file his/her appeal to the Coordination Committee (

After selection/during mobility:

Approved candidates for mobility shall sign an acceptance letter with host university within 15 working days after the information of notification.

It is compulsory to include the EU-CONEXUS logos in all presentations, documents and materials prepared (link to the material). Posts in social media shall include #EUCONEXUS.

Any product derived from the research must include in the acknowledgements section the support received. The granting of the mobility implies the commitment of the participant to be a promoter of the EU-CONEXUS.

After mobility:

Candidates must submit a report in English on their (research) activities and results at the host institution which may be used for a short communication on the website or social media channels of EU-CONEXUS.

Privacy statement:

Each applicant consents that his/her personal data may be used by the EU-CONEXUS Alliance in order to manage the application for mobility and all the corresponding administrative steps. The personal data will be used solely for statistical and reporting reasons within the EU-CONEXUS alliance or for reporting to the European Commission purposes.

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