EUNMUTE Scientific Short Stay Grant (SSSG)

The EUNMUTE Scientific Short Stay Grant (SSSG) is a research mobility scheme that aims to promote interactions between EUNMUTE Centre of Excellence (CoE) and foreign universities by funding short-term visits. It notably supports collaborative research projects as well as research in domains covered by EUNMUTE.

The SSSG scheme is developed for junior and senior researchers who wish to make a scientific stay IN or OUT for a period of one to three months.

Eligibility criteria

The research mobility scheme targets both junior and senior researchers.

  • OUT grants are designed for researchers from USL-B interested in the EU Studies willing to collaborate with foreign research centres and universities in research domains covered by the EUNMUTE projects.
  • IN grants are designed for foreign researchers interested in the EUNMUTE project and willing to visit the IES USL-B in order to collaborate with the CoE academic staff in one of the research domains covered by the EUNMUTE projects.


Depending on the length of the research stay, funding opportunities are up to 2500 euros.

Application procedure

Applications consist of:

  • a cover letter demonstrating the relevance of the research stay in the host university (IN or OUT) and how the planned research is connected to EUNMUTE
  • a curriculum vitae

Applications should be sent no later than 3 months before the beginning of the planned research stay to, and (in cc).

IN and OUT researchers entering the SSSG will be covered by a mobility convention concluded between the sending and the host universities.

Selection criteria

The candidates will be selected on the basis of the relevance of their research project with regard to EUNMUTE domains of interest.

Applications from every university will be considered, but priority will be given to candidates from partners universities and research centres:

  • Aston Centre for Europe at Northumbria University (UK)
  • CERIUM at Université de Montréal (Canada)
  • Institut d’études européennes et globales at Université de Nantes (France)
  • University of Brescia (Italy)


At the end of their stay, SSSG recipients will be asked to submit a 5-10 pages research or policy paper and/or to produce a short video on issues related to the EU’s un-muting power.

These papers will be published via the EUNMUTE website, as part of the working papers series. Videos are expected to reach a broader audience. They will be published on the EUNMUTE’s website and YouTube channel.