12th call on the Severo Ochoa Mobility Program

Severo Ochoa
01/Jul/2019 - 30/Dec/2019

Application period: April 25 th – May 20th 2019

Mobility period: July 1st – December 31st 2019

The 12th call for applications for SO mobility grants deadline is 20th of May 2019.

Resolution publication: June 3rd  2019

For further details on the Severo Ochoa objectives and research opportunities at BSC-CNS please see the project webpage: bsc.es/severo-ochoa


Applicable rules for funding: The Severo Ochoa (SO) program at BSC provides financial support for outgoing mobility for BSC staff and incoming mobility of researchers. The 12th call is considering grants of up to of € 2000 per person for a maximum period of 1 month. The mobility grants are given to support collaborative research between institutions. The visits have to be in-line with the SO BSC objectives.

Scope: This call welcomes applications from all BSC departments, for mobility and exchange.

Incoming Mobility for visits and exchange of researchers on collaboration visits to BSC research groups. Proposals are welcome for a period of exchange of 2 weeks to 1 month. The hosting research group has to apply on behalf of their visitors for an Incoming Mobility Grant:

Severo Ochoa Incoming - Application Form

Outcoming Mobility for visits and exchange of BSC staff to other research Institutions. Proposals are welcome for 1 month’ period of exchange. Please see the application form for outgoing mobility for the required information and documents:

Severo Ochoa Outgoing - Application Form


Only BSC staff is eligible for the outgoing mobility grant and only researchers invited by the leaders of research groups at BSC are eligible for the incoming mobility grant.
Grant holders will be expected to deliver a Severo Ochoa Research Seminar open to all BSC staff members.

Evaluation Criteria


  • Impact potential for BSC, e.g. capacity to develop further collaboration and exchange with the home institution of the visitor (incoming) /with the hosting research group (outgoing)
  • Academic credentials and research excellence of the candidate
  • Research excellence of the hosting institution (outgoing)
  • Alignment with the BSC strategic research lines and the Severo Ochoa Project objectives
  • Preference will be given to proposals in which a female researcher is visiting or outgoing


  • The proposals will be examined by the Selection Committee. If necessary, the committee may request more information from the candidates or ask the department directors to prioritize the applications.
  • Procedural Note
  • The resolution will be announced on June 3rd, 2019.

Grant Budget Itemization

Up to a maximum of €2000 per person per visit of 1 month, out of which:

  • transport costs:
    • train and other ground transportation – tourist, second class or equivalent
    • plane – economy class or cheaper option
  • contribution to the accommodation cost and in the case of BSC staff to the living allowance in accordance with the current BSC regulations, but not exceeding the overall maximum amount per person per visit (€2000) including the transport costs.