Eligibility and Scholarships (Scholars)

Selection criteria

The Neurasmus Consortium is welcoming outstanding Academics who are interested in contributing to the study program and developing academic partnerships.

Selected projects focus on contribution to the advancement of knowledge through research or teaching and/or curriculum development.
The aim is to strenghten the expertise available in each university through teaching, research or cooperation (for instance development of collaborative research projects involving laboratories with complementary expertise).

Selection criteria

  • Excellent academic credentials (CV)
  • Excellent proficiency in the English language
  • Relevant teaching and research experience
  • Convincing publications in the field of international Neuroscience
  • Strongly convincing statement of intent and clearly elaborated plan of activities for the scholarship period 

Eligibility criteria for a scholarship

Scholarships can be awarded to scholars (independently from their nationality)

TYPE 1 Non-EU Scholar Scholarships  can be awarded to academic and scientific staff enrolled in any third-country Higher Education Institution, to contribute to the joint program within one of the following Neurasmus European partner institutions:

  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands
  • Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany)
  • Université Bordeaux Segalen (France)
  • Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
  • Universitätsmedizin Göttingen (Germany)

EU/EEA-EFTA countries member of the Erasmus Mundus Action 1 program:

Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.


TYPE 2 EU Scholar Scholarships can be awarded to contribute to the Neurasmus program within Laval University (Canada) to academic and scientific staff enrolled in one of the European Higher Education Institution Member of the Neurasmus Consortium:

  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands
  • Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany)
  • Université Bordeaux Segalen (France)
  • Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
  • Universitätsmedizin Göttingen (Germany)

Amount and use of scholarship

Scholars will receive short-term scholarships from € 2,400 for a two-week stay to € 14,400 for a three-month stay.  Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be awarded to European and third-country scholars in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Academics benefiting from a Neurasmus Scholar scholarship cannot benefit from another EU grant during the scholarship period
  • Scholars cannot travel elsewhere during the scholarship period; otherwise the amount of scholarship spent outside the Consortium Institutions will have to be reimbursed
  • The number of scholarships awarded to Scholars from the same HEI should cover a maximum duration of 3 months (i.e. equivalent to a max. of 6 scholarships of 2 weeks)>
  • The Scholar must spend at least 10 consecutive days in the Hosting Institution, excluding travel days.

It must be pointed out that travel insurance must be contracted by the applicant at its own expense since scholarships do not include provision for any kind of insurance. The candidate is also responsible for visa application or travel expenses.

The Scholarship will be transferred to the invited Scholar upon arrival by the Hosting University.