CNR and the Visiting Fellowship Program of the European Research Council in 2022-2023


Following the successful participation of CNR scientists at the ERC Visiting Fellowship Program (VFP) launched last year, the National Research Council of Italy has renewed the Agreement with the European Research Council (ERC) and will participate again at the ERC initiative integrating it in its Mobility funding schemes.


What is it?

VFP allows researchers to visit an ERC grant holder to spend a period as a visitor fellow. It represents an opportunity for CNR researchers to visit an ERC funded Principal Investigator in order to gain experience and apply, in the future, to an ERC grant.

How to apply?

The program is linked to the Short Term Mobility (STM) program of CNR.

CNR Researchers planning to submit a research proposal to ERC will access the list of the ERC grantees available for hosting a visitor; they can then apply to the CNR Short Term Mobility Grant can and indicate the ERC grantee where they would like to spend the visit, presenting a dedicated visiting research program.

The selection committee of STM, including experts with ERC grants’ expertise, will evaluate the applications and select the winning candidates, who will be funded according to the current rules of STM.

What is needed to apply?

  1. an outline of the future proposal to be submitted to one of the ERC calls;
  2. a signed statement of the applicant declaring that he/she will submit a project proposal to an ERC call within three consecutive ERC calls after the end of the VFP;
  3. a letter of support from the ERC grantee and the hosting research institution.

When to apply

The program will be launched with the next CNR STM call, at the beginning of 2023. Official information with full details will be distributed to the CNR network.


Per informazioni:
Cnr Unità Relazioni Europee e Internazionali
Relazioni Internazionali - Programma Mobilità di Breve Durata
Sabina Ponzio, Cnr - Unità Relazioni Europee e Internazionali, email: