Programme SASPRO - Mobility Programme of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) – the most important research institution in the Slovak Republic and 13th most important research institution in the region of Eastern Europe (according to ranking of SCImago Institutions Rankings 2013). SAS is the founder of 57 scientific organisations whose focus covers a wide range of scientific fields. The organisations are located in several regions of Slovakia, where most of these are in the capital Bratislava and in the second largest city in Slovakia - Košice. More information about SAS is available on its website.
Programme SASPRO - a programme of the Slovak Academy of Sciences dedicated for experienced scientists from abroad who are interested in working in the organisations of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. The program allows them to apply for a fellowship from 12 to 36 months, while the field of science within which they can submit applications is not limited.
The main objective of the Programme SASPRO is to provide for incoming scientists adequate and motivating conditions enabling them to develop career, gain new experience and establish international cooperation.The effort to support the return of Slovak scientists from abroad back to Slovakia is equally important.
Programme SASPRO is divided into two mobility schemes, which are aimed at different target groups:
- Incoming scheme – is dedicated for researchers who have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Slovak Republic for more than 12 months in the last 3 years prior to the application submission;
- Reintegration scheme - is dedicated for Slovak nationals who have carried out their main activity in the Third countries at least 3 years prior to the application submission and who have resided or carried out their main activity in the Slovak Republic for maximum 3 months prior to the application submission.
Host organisations for incoming scientists can only be the scientific organisations of the SAS. Their list along with links to their websites can be found in the Contact section.
Programme SASPRO terms of applications, the submission procedure into the Programme, evaluation of applications and other important information can be found in the Programme SASPRO documents contained in the Downloads section.
Short statistics of the programme SASPRO
- Total number of submitted applications within three calls: 138
- Total number of applications advanced to second evaluation round: 122
- Total number of successful applications: 43
- Total number of funded applications/projects:38
Out of 38 Marie Curie Fellows are 16 Slovaks and 22 researchers coming from abroad: Hungary, Germany, Norway, India, Ukraine, Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Poland, Brazil, Greece, Netherlands, Romania and Serbia.