[Latin America] Scholarships for visiting staff from Latin America CESAM Platform Call 2024

Staff mobility

The staff members are affiliated with a Latin American higher education or research institution.

The  grants  include 2.000 € for a minimum stay of minimum one month, which is meant to cover (part of the) travel costs and living expenditures. The staff members will be given an office space and access to facilities (such as the library) as a Ghent University visitor.

The fellowships can be taken up until 31/12/2024 and are expected to be present at Ghent University, to take part in its academic activities and to contribute to its intellectual community. For this reason, awardees are required to have an excellent command of English.

10 fellowships will be awarded in 2024.

How to apply

The application should be in English and sent by a UGent staff member. The application form includes the following sections:

  • A research plan, in which the mobility period, the research group and the added value of the stay is indicated
  • A short CV (max 2 pages) in annex to the application form
  • Signature of UGent promotor and visiting staff member

The application should be submitted by email to cesam@ugent.be in one PDF file before 30 November 2023.

Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

Application form

Selection criteria and procedures

The following criteria will be taken into account in the selection procedure:

  • The candidate’s profile
  • The overall quality of the proposal
  • The motivation and feasibility of the activity plan
  • Added value/sustainability of the proposed activities and cooperation with UGent partners

Ghent University conducts an active policy for diversity and equal opportunities and encourages everybody to apply. The selection committee will also strive for a balance in sending institutions.

A selection committee with representatives from different faculties in the board of the CESAM platform will review the applications.


Deadline: 30 November 2023

Selection results: by 10 December 2023

Mobility period:

1 January 2024 -  31 December 2024


The hosting UGent staff member is expected to submit a short activity report to indicate the output of the research stay at the end of the stay.

Practical matters

Ghent University issues a visitor’s pass to foreign visitors who spend a short stay under the supervision of a UGent promoter. Each visitors’ pass automatically grants access to the UGent Sports Centre and the student restaurants.

The CESAM Platform will provide an extra all-in insurance which covers luggage, medical costs, repatriation, civil liability private life.


Nov. 14, 2023, 11:17 a.m.