CIVICA Short Visits Scheme: Faculty and Postdocs Selected for Inaugural Round

Twenty-six professors and postdoctoral researchers have been selected to take part in the inaugural round of CIVICA Faculty Short Visits starting this September.

The program provides faculty and postdoctoral researchers across CIVICA with the opportunity to visit other member institutions. This initiative aims to foster collaborative activities, accelerate research advancements, strengthen existing partnerships, and forge new connections.

Candidates submitted comprehensive proposals outlining the purpose and goals of their intended visits. The proposed activities encompass a wide range of academic initiatives, including delivering research talks, organising or participating in workshops and seminars for PhD researchers, networking with other faculty members, and engaging in discussions regarding potential joint research projects. The selection committee, composed by vice-presidents for research and senior faculty members across the alliance, evaluated the applications based on the scientific value of the proposal and the relevance of the mobility to their ongoing research endeavors. The balanced mix of sending and receiving institutions will help build new collaborations among faculty and postdoctoral researchers within the CIVICA alliance.

The selected participants will spend between two and five days at one of the ten CIVICA universities. The inaugural round of CIVICA Faculty Short Visits is scheduled to take place between September and December 2023. During these visits, participants will engage in a rich blend of collaborative activities, including workshops, talks, conferences, and valuable knowledge exchanges.

CIVICA warmly congratulates the successful applicants for their dedication to advancing knowledge, fostering cooperation, and shaping the future of academia through our European University alliance.

Read about the selected recipients here.

The CIVICA Faculty Short Visits Scheme is organised in the framework of CIVICA - The European University of Social Sciences, funded by the Erasmus+ programme. CIVICA brings together ten leading European higher education institutions in the social sciences, humanities, business management and public policy, with a total of 72,000 students and 13,000 faculty members. Together, they build on an ever-stronger combination of teaching, research and innovation to mobilise and share knowledge as a public good and to facilitate civic responsibility in Europe and beyond.