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Coimbra Group launches Scholarship Programme for short research stays in Europe  

19 February 2024

Programme is intended for young researchers and staff from universities in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the European Neighbourhood.

Coimbra Group member universities are offering almost 90 scholarships for young professors and researchers that are both national and residents of Latin American, Sub-Saharan Africa or European neighbourhood countries. 

With the aim to enable scholars to internationalise the research they perform at their home institution and help them establish academic and research contacts in Europe, the initiative supports short-term research visits to one of the 22 participating universities on the European Continent.  

How to apply 

Applications should be submitted online through the official Coimbra Group website. Please note that each regional scholarship programme has specific requirements and that a letter of acceptance must be provided by an academic supervisor at the host university. The deadline for submissions is Friday 5 April at midnight (Brussels time, UTC+01:00). 

About the Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme 

Since 1999 the Coimbra Group has offered young researchers from outside the EU the opportunity to carry out part of their research for a period of one to three months at a Coimbra Group University. While this scholarship programme was initially established to assist scholars from disadvantaged areas in Central and Eastern Europe, it was expanded several years ago and consolidated into a set of three programmes for young researchers from the European Neighbourhood, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. In 2023, Coimbra Group received another record number of applications, a success that will hopefully be repeated this year. 

About the Coimbra Group 

Founded in 1985 and formally constituted by Charter in 1987, the Coimbra Group is an association of long-established European comprehensive, multidisciplinary universities of high international standard committed to creating special academic and cultural ties in order to promote, for the benefits of its members, internationalisation, academic collaboration, excellence in learning and research, and service to society. It is also the purpose of the Group to influence European education and research policy and to develop best practice through the mutual exchange of experience. Please visit www.coimbra-group.eu to learn more. Contact: office@coimbra-group.eu