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CLARIN Mobility Grants



In order to enhance the integration of key research infrastructure solutions at the human resources level, and to stimulate the capacity in the realm of technical development, training, and uptake, CLARIN Mobility Grants are available to support individual researchers, developers, and educators with funding for short visits (typically up to one week) between representatives of CLARIN sites from different countries to collaborate on building and using the CLARIN infrastructure. Alternatively, Mobility Grants may be used for short visits involving CLARIN and other research infrastructures.



The mobility grants are designed to:

  • Assist with the integration of resources, tools, services and centres across European countries.
  • Initiate, develop and strengthen collaboration between CLARIN developers, researchers and educators in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Foster collaboration with new communities in the humanities and social sciences research and other disciplines working with language data.
  • Foster collaboration with other research infrastructures.

The Mobility Grants can be used for:

  • Visits of staff members from a CLARIN centre to another CLARIN node aimed at sharing technical expertise and know-how in building the CLARIN infrastructure.
  • Trips to meetings of staff members from a CLARIN centre on the one hand, and a humanities and social research institution or university, on the other hand, aimed at stimulating the uptake of the CLARIN infrastructure.
  • Visits of  members (staff, researchers, lecturers, PhD students) from a CLARIN centre to another international research infrastructure aimed at sharing technical expertise and know-how.


Applicants need to fulfil these criteria:

  • The applicant is  based in a CLARIN ERIC country or affiliated with a CLARIN centre.
  • The collaboration is clearly focused on use or development of (aspects of) the CLARIN infrastructure.
  • The home institution of the applicant or the node hosting the visit must show a strong ongoing connection with CLARIN.
  • The applicant's institution and the node to be visited are located in different countries.

If clearly justified, a grant can be asked for a meeting which requires more than one person travelling, e.g. to enable an IT expert and a humanities researcher or educator to travel somewhere in tandem.

Mobility grants are primarily intended for bilateral, personal collaboration, and not for the attendance of workshops, conferences or other scientific events, or meetings of CLARIN committees or working groups.

Examples of Exchange Formats

The following examples may illustrate the range of possible exchanges for which grant applications can be submitted:

(a) Technical, scientific and teaching staff from CLARIN centres to receive training in all aspects related to setting up or operating centres and/or services.

(b) Experts from CLARIN centres to provide in situ training in their area of expertise to other teams.

(c) Technical, scientific and teaching staff from CLARIN centres to collaborate with technical, scientific and teaching staff on the solution of specific problems related to the construction or operation of CLARIN.

(d) Technical, scientific and teaching staff from different CLARIN nodes to collaborate on porting solutions between centres, languages and/or disciplines.

Blog Posts

Here you can read some blog posts written by researchers, developers and educators who received the CLARIN Mobility Grant.


CLARIN seminars on legal issues in Pisa

Blog post about the CLARIN seminars on legal issues that were organised to enhance competencies relating to legal aspects of language research and strengthen interdisciplinary cooperation within CLARIN.


Encoding parliamentary data in TEI

Blog post by Tanja Wissik who used a CLARIN Mobility Grant to visit the Jožef Stefan Institute and learn more about encoding parliamentary data in TEI.


Phonetics, corpus linguistics & dialectometry

The CLARIN Mobility Grant made it possible for Wilbert Heeringa to visit Sprakbanken, compare tools and exchange knowledge and ideas. The visit took place from 28 January to 1 February 2019. Read about it in his blog post


CLARIN-PL at UNISA and SADiLaR, South Africa

CLARIN-PL representatives Justyna Wieczorek and Jan Wieczorek visited UNISA and SADiLaR, South Africa. The main purpose of their visit was to conduct a workshop on the use of the WordNetLoom tool for the development of the African Wordnet.


TEI and Ancient Greek fragmentary poetry

Blog post written by Beatrice Nava who used the CLARIN Mobility Grant in order to enrich her studies about digital editions of Ancient Greek fragmentary poetry and Digital Humanities at the Centre for Language Technology (Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen).


Blog post: CLARIN - Eurac Research Docker Kubernetes meeting

Blog post on the CLARIN sysops team visiting the Eurac Research centre to exchange knowledge on GitLab CI, Kubernetes, Docker best practices and Docker build and deploy workflows.


Blog post by Jozef Misutka: Adding KonText to CLARIN.SI

Blogpost by Jozef Misutka from Czech LINDAT/CLARIN who received a CLARIN Mobility Grant in October 2017 to visit the CLARIN.SI team at the Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Blog post by Jan Niestadt: mini-workshop on Korp, Strix and BlackLab in Gothenburg

Blog post written by Jan Niestadt who received the CLARIN Mobility Grant in November 2017.


Blog post by Yin Yin Lu: NLP Meets K-Pop at the Meertens Instituut

A blog post by Yin Yin Lu who received a CLARIN Mobility Grant in October 2017.