ERASMUS+ project will offer short and long term mobility for senior researchers and for early career researchers from partner institutes. Description of each type of mobility follows:

1] Short term mobility

    Erasmus+ offers several placements for exchanges between IAC and Czech and Slovak institutes. Each exchange can take up to 21 days and ERASMUS+ covers expenses for living allowance up to 1890 EUR (for 21 days or proportionally less in case of shorter mobility). Flight ticket will be provided by the coordinating ERASMUS+ office.
    Purpose of the short term mobility is to start new collaborations and to enhance the scientific environment by exchanges on participating institutes.
    The person on the scientific exchange will have to prepare lecture series about his/her science topic. In 2019, we plan to edit a book which should be summarizing the science topics of researchers who went for mobility (one chapter per each topic). Furthermore, it is expected that the researchers on mobility mission will give public lectures about their research topic (if possible).
    This type of mobility is suitable for senior researchers - level of senior postdocs and higher.
    If you are interested or you know about a colleague who might be interested, please contact your local coordinator.
  • 2] Long term exchanges

      These exchanges are intended for early career researchers who can visit partner institute for up to 6 months (or in case of GTC hosted mobility up to 1 year).
      Early career researchers are Phd students and young postdocs. However, there is no time limitation after graduation, for the applications.
      There will be open call which will be advertised. It is planned to release a call in early 2018. Please check back regularly.
      It is advisable that early career researchers willing to apply in an open call contact their potential supervisor at host institute to define the topic of the exchange. It is strongly encuraged to inform the local ERASMUS+ coordinator about your intention.

      More specific details on Science and Instrumentation related mobilities are provided in further text. The call will is open and application can be submitted here

      - Science stays at partner institutes

      Long term mobility focusing on science stays should take no less than 2 months and no more than 6 months. The preferred length of exchange can be indicated in the application form.
      Science stays are intended to start new or foster existing collaborations between partner institutes. The exchange should be beneficial for the sending as well for the receiving institution. The main focus is a scientific project which will be pursued by early career researcher in the host group in collaboration with his/her home institute. The exchanges should be beneficial for all parties involved and main preference will be given to candidates who can justify the advantage of the mobility for their future careers. There are no formal requirements for instrumentation, programming or any other skills. However, the project aims mainly at Phd students or young postdocs who are starting their research careers. In exceptional cases, an advanced master student can be admitted.

      - GTC support astronomer mobility

      here we describe specific tasks for the GTC mobility which should take at least 6 months. GTC is operating in a multi-instrument queue mode, which is indispensable for a large aperture state of the art observing facility. Previous observing experience is highly beneficial in that line of work. The responsibilities of the night-time astronomer on duty include executing the planned observations (in close cooperation with the telescope operator) and assuring that all necessary calibrations are acquired. The current instrument suite covers wavelength range from the visible to the near-IR (~ 0.4 to 2.5 microns), and there are plans to be extended again to mid-IR (~3 to 10 microns) in the future. Particular accent of our operations are the rapid Target of Opportunity (ToO) observations that could interrupt the queue in any moment during the night. These are providing cutting-edge follow-up of rapidly evolving transient events (e.g. Gama-Ray Bursts; GRBs). The astronomer on duty needs to maintain communication with the Principal Investigators of the triggered ToOs, execute the observations and introduce the necessary adjustments in the nightly plans. On average the support astronomers have one observing shift per month (four nights). An observing night lasts 12 hours and is compensated according to the Spanish law. For more info regarding the duties and logistics for GTC mobility contact directly dr. Peter Pessev. For all other and general ERASMUS questions please contact your local coordinator.

    Q&A applicant

    + I am not yet enrolled in a Phd programme, can I apply?

    Yes, you can apply in this first call but you have to indicate your starting date and your circumstances.

    + Will there be a second call for mobility?

    Maybe, but we advie to everyone who is interested in applying to apply in the first call and to explain their circumstances and to indicate the preferred starting date

    + I am a MSc. student, can I aplly?

    In principle yes, but the preference is given to Phd stduents and young postdocs. However, the selection board will decide case by case.

    + Do I need any specific skills for GTC mobility?

    It is preferred to already posses some instrumentation/observational experience. Programming skills are also welcome.

    + I do not have affiliation with one of the partner institutes yet, can I aplly?

    You have to be formally affiliated with one of the ERASMUS+ partner institutes on the day when you start the mobility. Please if you are interested and you are not affiliated with one of the partner institutes, please contact your local coordinator.

    + Can I split the mobility in two trips?

    No, this is not possible. You have to spend at least 2 months at the host institute and all in one piece.

    + I do not have a specific project, yet. Can I apply?

    Yes, you can. However, we advise that you contact your potential supervisor at partner institute in advance. Potential projects and supervisors are listed under Projects.

    Q&A supervisors

    + How can I offer a project?

    If you have a relevant project, please contact your local ERASMUS+ coordinaotr. Please provide the coordinator with a following information: your name, institute/group, brief description of the project, preferred duration of exchange and/or optional with a photo for the webpage

    + How can I receive incoming early career researchers?

    If you wish to receive incoming students, please inform your local coordinator.