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CLARIN Mobility Grants


CLARIN Mobility Grants help researchers and developers to fund short visits (typical duration: one week) between representatives of CLARIN sites to collaborate on building and using the CLARIN infrastructure.

The mobility grants are designed to promote:

  • technical capacity building and sharing of expertise between CLARIN centres and countries;
  • integration of resources, tools, services and centres in European countries not currently in the CLARIN ERIC;
  • collaboration between CLARIN developers and researchers in the humanities and social sciences.

The eligibility criteria have been kept simple. Applicants of a mobility grant just have to fulfill both of these criteria:

  • they are based in a CLARIN ERIC country (see overview of participating consortia), or they are affiliated to a CLARIN site, and
  • the collaboration is clearly focussed on the use or development of the CLARIN infrastructure

Although funding can only go to researchers based in a CLARIN ERIC country, the hosting centre does not necessarily have to be in a CLARIN ERIC country. Either the home institution of the applicant or the centre hosting the visit must have a strong ongoing connection with CLARIN.

Please note that mobility grants are only intended for bilateral, personal collaboration, and cannot be used to attend workshops, conferences or other scientific events, or meetings of CLARIN committees, task forces or other working groups.

Call for CLARIN mobility grant applications

The call for mobility grant applications is a continuous call. Read the full call text.

Apply for a CLARIN mobility grant

You can apply for a CLARIN Mobilty Grant by following the instruction on this application form.

When the form is filled out you can e-mail your application (or any questions) to, subject: Mobility Grant Application.

Guest blog posts

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


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.


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.  


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 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.


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 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.


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


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