Exchange programme

NAVIGATE provides the opportunity to perform an exchange programme to early and mid-carrier researchers from within or outside the consortium. NAVIGATE offers mobility grants for these abroad visits.

Modellers and researchers will share experiences on IAM models, coding and development practices, data analysis, and policy-relevant analyses and research focusing on climate change mitigation, impacts, and adaptation. During the visiting period researchers will have the opportunity to interact with people from different cultural and educational backgrounds.

Target participants 

Early and mid-carrier researchers from within or outside the NAVIGATE’s consortium with a keen interest in integrated assessment modelling methods and data analysis, focusing on climate change mitigation, impacts, and adaptation. Moreover, over-arching issues including sustainable development, the implementation of the Paris Agreement, and transformative change can be potential topics for these exchanges.

Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC) coordinates this educational activity and can provide a channel between the researchers and the host institutions in order to facilitate the exchange programme. However, we encourage the candidates to establish prior connections with the preferred institution (partner of NAVIGATE project) in order to find a contact person at the host institution who will give his/her availability to receive the candidate and to discuss with him/her the plan of activities to be implemented during the exchange.

Exchange Programme regulations

NAVIGATE project permits to set up exchanges for 5-7 early and mid-carrier researchers from within or outside the consortium during the duration of the project.

The exchange programme allows for visits of fixed length of 90 days at one of the NAVIGATE consortium institutions.

Priority will be given to exchanges between non-European and European institutions.

How to apply

Applicants are kindly requested to fill in the application form and to attach the following documents in one single pdf file:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Endorsement of the affiliated institution (recommendation letter from the contact person of his/her affiliated institution to be addressed to the Coordination Board (CB))
  • Confirmation of the host institution that it is able to receive the applicant
  • Plan of the research activities (200-500 words) specifying their relevance for the objectives of the NAVIGATE project.



NAVIGATE project provides mobility grants for the exchanges implemented during the project.

Important dates

Information on a potential application round in 2020 will follow as soon as longer term planning is possible again.

The following table presents the foreseen application and evaluation deadlines in 2021. In case funding is left, the exchange programme will be extended to 2022.

Application deadline Notification of acceptance
15 March 2021 30 April 2021
15 September 2021 31 October 2021

For more information, please contact the Secretariat of the NAVIGATE Capacity Building Activities, Laura Pellizzola –