Sabbatical Grants

Sabbatical grants to members of academic staff on associate professor/senior researcher level as a minimum at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University

ST sabbatical grants 2019-2020

It is now possible again to apply to the Research Committee at Science and Technology (ST) for a sabbatical grant. The grant can be used to co-finance travel and accommodation expenses. These include rent, travel, visas, running expenses, transport of equipment, internal travel and, in special cases, individual start-up costs and transport of household effects (to a lesser degree). Travel expenses for accompanying family members can be covered. All travel must be in economy class.

No payments can be made for rent deposits or salary compensation. Nor can subsidies be granted for internal travel, insurance/school fees/vaccinations, etc. for accompanying family members. Reimbursement of lost earnings for accompanying spouses is not available. Holidays cannot be registered during the period in which Aarhus University (AU) pays for accommodation. The period of stay can be from three to nine months.

The applicant must be an established researcher at associate professor/senior researcher level as a minimum. The funding period expires on 31 December 2020.

After the expiry of the funding period, a report on the project completion and results must be submitted.

A short CV should be enclosed plus a sabbatical agreement (signed or approved by the head of department).

Application form

Deadlines 2019:


Any questions regarding these matters can be addressed to Ida Marie Gerdes at

The application form must be completed and sent to Please indicate whether a prompt clarification is required.

Are you planning a research stay abroad?

On the website of IAS (International Academic Staff Services) you find a lot of useful information for planning a research stay abroad e.g. information on visa, insurance, tax and a checklist on what to do before, during and after your stay abroad. Visit the website of IAS

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