Coimbra Group Scholarship

For Whom

The Coimbra Group scholarship is for young Professors and Researchers from Latin American Universities.


All programmes offered by Leiden University.


The deadline for submission of applications is 31 March 2016.


3 months in the period September – December 2016.

Scholarship Amount

There are three (3) scholarships available of € 4000, - including all expenses:  stay in Leiden, travel costs and health insurance.


1  To be a national of and currently resident in a Latin American country. Candidates already in Europe will not be considered.

2  To hold a university degree or equivalent.

3  To be linked as a professor or researcher to a Latin American University recognised as such by the authorities of the country.

4  To use the Coimbra Group Office electronic application process. Only one application per candidate will be accepted.

5  To submit online an Acceptance Letter/email from by the tutor/partner with whom the work programme will be undertaken in the host institution. This document is mandatory.

6  Candidates should be under 40 years of age when submitting the application.

7  Previously selected candidates can apply for a second grant but they will not be prioritised.

8  Those accepted must have a valid health insurance for their stay in Leiden

Application procedure

The online application is available until 31 March 2016 on the Coimbra Group Website.

Applications should be submitted in English.

Within the week after submitting the online application, a confirmation message will be sent to the e-mail address provided by the candidate with a copy of the application. The Coimbra Group Office will individually acknowledge each application received.

This will be your only acknowledgement of receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation message this means that your application was not submitted correctly or there was a technical problem. In that case please contact

Selection Procedure

The administrative check of applications will be undertaken by the Coimbra Group Office in order to select candidates who meet the eligibility criteria. The selection of candidates will be undertaken by the host universities. The Coimbra Group Office will contact all candidates and inform them about the result of their application. Successful candidates currently employed by a University are responsible for ensuring that their home institution will grant them leave of absence to undertake the proposed visit.

The final selection will be made in accordance to the following criteria:

•    Academic skills of the applicant.

•   Experience as a professor or/and researcher.

•   Curriculum Vitae assessment.

•   Coherence between the programme proposed by the applicant and his/her academic background and experience.

•   Immediate benefits of the research visit for the academic and scientific future of the candidate and of the participating institutions.

More Information

The "Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme for Young Professors and Researchers from Latin American Universities" was launched for the first time in January 2004. This initiative, which offers grants to finance short-term research visits, aims at favouring mobility and academic exchange between the two regions, Europe and Latin America.

The Coimbra Group is an association of 39 European universities, which promotes exchanges between European and Latin American researchers and academics. This call for applications for research visit grants is one of the ways in which exchanges are supported.

Please visit the Coimbra website for more information. Or send e-mail to

Last Modified: 12-04-2016