BEAR Network Graduate Mobility Grants 2022

NEW GRANTS! BEAR Network Graduate Mobility Grants for late summer/early fall 2022

The BEAR Network Graduate Mobility Grants encourage graduate students to spend up to two weeks at one of the BEAR partner universities to work with faculty members who specialize in the field of the students’ research. The grants are available to full-time thesis students enrolled in a graduate degree program at a BEAR partner university. A limited number of grants are available on a competitive basis.


The mobility grant is meant to contribute towards the completion of the thesis by allowing students to directly exchange with and learn from experts in the field. Students will be selected on the basis of their advancement, their need for additional expertise in methods or subject, and their justification for the choice of the partner university.


The student must:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate degree program at one of the BEAR partner universities.
  • BEAR members at the host and recipient university must approve the exchange.
  • The research must be related to the BEAR network themes.
  • Both PhD and Masters students are welcome to apply.
  • Conference travel is not eligible.


Economy-class round-trip air/train travel to the host university and reasonably priced accommodation will be covered by the Network. The host university will provide access to academic facilities.

Deadline and time frame:

Please submit proposals as soon as possible, as we will approve proposals that fit the exchange criteria on a rolling basis until available funds are depleted. Exchanges can begin any time after July 1, 2022, and should be completed by October 31, 2022.

How to Apply

Submit the following documents to Sasha Lleshaj via e-mail at as soon as possible:

  • One page project description, including a justification for the choice of host university and the advantages of the projected stay for the advancement of the thesis;
  • CV;
  • Timeline and budget;
  • Brief e-mails from the BEAR faculty sponsor and proposed host confirming their support for your application.

Upon completion of the research visit, students will write a short report on their exchange. For information about previous recipients, please see here.

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