Exchanging ideas face-to-face, getting to know new research environments and initiating collaborations are crucial for scientific excellence and innovative research in the cutting-edge field of modern AI.
To foster exchange among scientists in Europe, several projects building on ELLIS support junior and senior researchers with dedicated mobility programs. This list gives a brief overview of existing initiatives and their target groups. For the most up-to-date information on the terms and conditions, please check the respective program pages.
ELISE – European Network of AI Excellence Centres
ELISE fellow mobility program for experienced researchers
The ELISE mobility program for experienced researchers aims to support the exchange of knowledge and ideas among top-class scientists in Europe through visits and workshops. The goal of the program is to bring ELISE/ELLIS Fellows, Scholars, and Members together by supporting their short- and long-term scientific visits to initiate collaboration within the ELISE/ELLIS community. It is expected that visits will produce tangible results, such as scientific publications, datasets, or collaborative project proposals.
Learn all about the program and the eligibility criteria here.
ELISE mobility program for PhD and postdoc students
Mobility opportunities are essential for top-level young scientists looking to kickstart their careers in Europe. The ELISE mobility program for PhD and postdoc students offers an opportunity to visit world-class researchers and institutions within the ELLIS network and gain valuable knowledge and contacts. It is aimed at existing PhD students and postdocs in the network who want to initiate a collaboration with a Fellow or Member at another site.
Find more information about the terms and conditions of this program here.
Other ICT48 mobility programs
ELISE is part of the EU Horizon 2020 ICT-48 portfolio, along with AI4Media, Humane-AI-Net and TAILOR. An overview of all the ICT48 mobility programs with their respective target audiences can be found on the website of the VISION CSA.
ELSA - European Lighthouse on Secure and Safe AI
ELSA mobility program for PhDs, postdocs and experienced researchers
The ELSA mobility grant offers financial support to PhDs and postdocs as well as to experienced researchers who want to explore Europe's vibrant AI research sites and immerse themselves in pioneering projects that make AI safe and secure.
Support to PhDs and Postdocs as well as to experienced researchers is granted if they travel:
- within a research exchange as part of the ELLIS PHD program
- within a research exchange with an ELSA Partner
- to an ELSA supported event or workshop
An overview of the program and the application process can be found here.
ELIZA - Konrad Zuse School of Excellence in Learning and Intelligent Systems
Research stays for ELLIS PhD students based at an ELIZA site in Germany or at an ELLIS Unit outside Germany
ELIZA fosters exchange in the European AI community by supporting ELLIS PhD students financially who want to broaden their horizon with a research stay of 6 - 12 months. To apply for funding, ELLIS PhD students at ELIZA sites should inquire through their PhD advisor. ELLIS PhD students wishing to visit an ELIZA site should inquire through the hosting ELIZA academic fellow.
Learn more about these opportunities on the ELIZA page.
ELIZA funding opportunities for Master’s students
ELIZA also offers the following support for Master’s students:
- Research-oriented Master’s scholarship for PhD candidates
Target group: Outstanding PhD candidates during their Master’s phase who come in with a Bachelor’s degree
- Konrad Zuse Master’s in AI Scholarships for students from underrepresented groups
Target group: Highly qualified Master’s students from underrepresented groups (considering all areas of underrepresentation: e.g., gender, sexual orientation, nationality)
Opportunities at ELLIS Units
ELLIS Unit Amsterdam
The ELLIS unit Amstersdam offers mobility programmes for MSc students who are currently studying OR planning to conduct a research visit at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)
1. ELLIS Amsterdam MSc Hosting Programme
The ELLIS unit Amsterdam financially supports short visits of MSc students who are studying at an ELLIS institution to the UvA. The ELLIS unit Amsterdam MSc Hosting Programme can be used to cover costs for MSc students obtaining a degree related to Artificial Intelligence to visit an ELLIS member at the UvA in the context of an existing collaboration between an ELLIS member at the UvA and an ELLIS member in a different country. Kindly note that only ELLIS members of the UvA who will be hosting the visiting MSc student can apply for this programme.
More details can be found in the call: https://ivi.fnwi.uva.nl/ellis/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ELLIS-Msc-Hosting-Programme.pdf
2. ELLIS Amsterdam MSc Honours Programme
The ELLIS unit Amsterdam offers an honours programme for MSc students at the UvA, allowing them to connect with leading researchers and top-tier academics in an ELLIS Unit in a different country. As an ELLIS unit Amsterdam honours student, you will conduct a research project supervised by an ELLIS member at the UvA and an ELLIS member at a different ELLIS unit, and you will make an ELLIS-Amsterdam-sponsored visit to your co-supervisor.
More details can be found in the call: https://ivi.fnwi.uva.nl/ellis/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/ELLIS-MSc-Honours-Programme-as-of-Aug22.pdf