Visiting Scientist Programmes

Visiting Professor

The Visiting Professor programme supports collaborative research visits to the research groups of the School of Science of duration of one (minimum) to twelve months. In this programme the Visiting Professor is co-funded by School of Science Dean's visitors' programme (60%) and the School of Science hosting department (40%) giving support and covering for the Visiting Professor’s allowance for travel and accommodation expenses, as well as daily allowance (42 € / day) or salary (taxable income). A Visiting Professor’s position in the home institution must be at the professorial level. The call is continuous. Decisions are announced four times a year.

The application form should be filled in in collaboration with the department's HR coordinator, and it can be found in Aalto Inside: AScI forms

Visiting Fellow

This instrument has been merged with the Visiting Professor programme in January 2018.

The form for reporting the visits of existing Visiting Fellows can be found from Aalto University Intranet: AScI forms

Visiting Researcher

The AScI Visiting Researcher programme supports visits of one to four weeks by international visitors to Aalto SCI for scientific collaborations. Academic career levels from postdoctoral fellows and above are supported. Academic excellence of the visitor and the quality of the work plan will be the deciding factors. The funding decisions are made once a month (except in June & July) by the AScI director and the Chair of the AScI Steering Group. The programme offers support towards accommodation and travel costs.

Application form can be found from Aalto University Intranet: AScI forms

Aalto Science Institute supports the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Table. Comparison of the Visiting Scientist funding instruments.

Programme Visit time  Support Career stage Funding source
Visiting Professor 1 to 12 months Travel, accommodation, and daily allowance or salary Professorial School of Science and its Departments
Visiting Fellow
1 to 5 months Travel, accommodation, and flat-rate compensation Professorial School of Science and its Departments
Visiting Researcher 1 to 4 weeks Travel and accommodation Postdoctoral fellows and above Aalto Science Institute (School of Science)

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