Visiting Scientists Support

Visiting scientist support contributes to cross-institutional science development, and to enhancing overall outputs of research of the EJP SOIL

The visiting scientist support scheme offers the opportunity for researchers to gain access to the EJP SOIL infrastructure in order to carry out research visits in facilities of the EJP SOIL partners as well as in leading non-EJP SOIL institutions.

EJP SOIL considers mobility between organizations to be an asset for the personal and career development of researchers. Such mobility strengthens inter-institutional collaboration and promotes the acquisition of new skills and knowledge, thereby contributing to increased research creativity, efficacy and performance.

The scheme targets junior (postdoc), mid- & senior level career scientists, technical and laboratory experts. The aim is to:

  • Enhance collaboration

  • Exchange knowledge and expertise

  • Strengthen formal and informal networks within partners

  • Develop individual skills and expertise

Visiting scientist support scheme benefits scientists working in the EJP SOIL consortium. 

Furthermore, the visiting grants are complementary to activities facilitating researchers' access to soil infrastructure for knowledge exchange and work skills improvement.

Visiting Scientist Support - Upcoming Calls:


1 – 30 October: 6th call “Visiting Scientist Support”

1 – 30 September: 5th call “Access to Infrastructure”

Past calls


1 – 30 May: 5th call “Visiting Scientist Support”

1 – 30 April: 4th call “Access to Infrastructure”


1 – 30 September: 4th call “Visiting Scientist Support”

1 – 30 September: 3rd call “Access to Infrastructure”

Researchers and networks within the EJP SOIL consortium

Visiting Scientists support

Targeting partnerships and network within the EJP SOIL consortium to advance scientific joint work on climate-smart agricultural soils.   

Strengthening scientific capacities and cooperation across Europe by building human and institutional capacity in soil science education and training in short and medium term, including training of young soil scientists.


  • You must be employed at an EJP SOIL partner institution.
  • You must be a master students, PhD student, Post doc, senior researcher, or laboratory expert.
  • The host organization may be EJP SOIL partner institution or non-EJP SOIL partner institution located within the EU.

Researchers from outside the EJP SOIL consortium

Access to the EJP SOIL infrastructure

Targeting researchers located at institutions outside the EJP SOIL consortium who intended to improve research  and enhance collaboration. 

Facilitate access to the European soil infrastructure. Enable visits to laboratories and/or Long Term Experiment field sites (LTEs). An opportunity to obtain additional analyses/samples and exchange expertise with researchers and technicians at one of our EJP SOIL host organization.


  • You have to be employed at an organization within the European Union (EU)
  • The host organization has to be in a member state of the EU (See participating organisations) 

A limited number of visits will be reserved for applicants from non-European countries, which will enable the dissemination of the EJP SOIL knowledge beyond EJP SOIL partner institutions.