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Details for incoming researchers within the Research Mobility Programme

Details for incoming researchers within the Research Mobility Programme

Please note that the mobility grant described below is awarded through specific announcements within the ÅAU mobility programme. When funds are available, the mobility grant application will be announced on  the web page of the Åbo Akademi University Research Mobility Programme.

The mobility programme supports living costs and travel expenses according to the following:

  • Mobility grant of 1050 e/month (1500 e/month for scholars traveling with dependent children).
  • Reimbursement for one economy-class round-trip flight ticket (for the researcher only, not dependents). The amount of the reimbursement needs to be agreed upon beforehand. The researcher must make the travel arrangements him/herself in the most affordable way. When claiming for reimbursement of the costs, the receipt for the purchased flight ticket and boarding cards must be presented.

The grant is based on 1050€ (1500 e/month for scholars traveling with dependent children) for a full month stay (28 days February or 30/31 days according to the month). If your journey is not a full month, we will calculate the grant based on the days you are away and if the month have 30 or 31 days. For example: if you travel for 2 full months and then 20 days in May, then we for May divide the sum 1050€ with 31 times the real amount of days you are away. That is then the grant you will receive for that month.

The mobility programme does not support any other costs incurred during the mobility period (costs for visa, residence permit, etc. must be paid by the researcher his/herself).

Please note that the mobility grant is intended as additional support towards costs related to the mobility period. It is partial funding, and not expected to cover all your living and travel costs during your mobility period. We expect visitors from universities or research institutes abroad are employed by, or receive other funding for their research from, their home university. Researchers already conducting research at, or already (partially or fully) employed by ÅAU, are not supported.

We encourage visitors to read the information targeted towards international staff and researchers.

Updated 30.8.2023