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Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Who can apply

This action is meant for organisations such as universities, research centres or companies – that propose a short term exchange to their staff. Proposals should include at least three partners, which can be universities, research institutions, or non-academic organisations. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are encouraged to participate.

Partner organisations should be from three different countries. At least two of these should be from the EU or associated countriespdf Choose translations of the previous link. Partners from elsewhere in the world can also join. If the exchange happens between the EU or associated countriespdf Choose translations of the previous link it must be intersectoral. In worldwide partnerships, exchanges within the same sector are possible.

Partners get together and propose a joint project. Proposals should highlight networking opportunities, sharing of knowledge and the skills development of staff members.

Research staff of any nationality and any career level (postgraduates to experienced researchers) can undertake a secondment. Staff members working in managerial, technical or administrative roles can also be seconded.

What can be founded

All research areas can be funded except those covered by the EURATOM Treatypdf as referred to in article 4 and Annex I.

What does the funding cover

The grant supports the secondment of staff members for one month to one year. They must be engaged in or linked to research and innovation activities for at least six months prior to the secondment. They return to the sending organisation after the secondment, to pass on their knowledge.

Funding for a RISE project can last up to four years.

Who decides

RISE projects are selected through an open competition and transparent, independent evaluation, using a series of pre-determined criteria as set out in the Work Programmepdf Choose translations of the previous link and its General Annexespdf

How do we apply

Proposals are submitted in reply to a call for proposals. All open calls and related information such as the Guide for Applicants and full eligibility criteria can be found at the Participant Portal.

Advice and information can also be found through the National Contact Points and Horizon 2020 Helpdesk.

Countries: 
France
Ireland
Portugal
Spain
United Kingdom