PhasAGE – Excellence Hub on Phase Transitions in Aging and Age-Related Disorders

staff exchanges

The PhasAGE consortium invites you to apply for the PhasAGE Staff Exchanges to support your visit to other laboratories of the PhasAGE consortium in 2022. The staff exchange financial support will be offered based on the quality of the work plan presented by the applicants. 


Note: Due to the ever-changing travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, check the latest information regarding vaccination policy and on-site COVID-19 protocols for each country and host institution before applying.



The call for applications is CLOSED!

The fellowships will support staff exchanges taking place between January and December 2022. 

Before applying, please download and consult the eligibility criteria and conditions described below. 

Eligibility and Conditions:

  1. The PhasAGE Staff Exchange program will only support researchers who are participants in the PhasAGE project.
  2. The visiting researcher is responsible to write a working plan that must be presented and approved by the host institution.
  3. The PhasAGE staff exchange program will provide financial support for costs related to travel, accommodation, and daily sustenance. Extra expenses are not eligible.
  4. PhasAGE will support 1-2 staff exchanges depending on each institutional budget.


The candidates must prepare in advance the following documents in pdf format: 

  • Filled-in Staff Exchange application form
  • Proposed workplan (max 1 page)
  • Short curriculum vitae – biosketch format (max 2 pages)
  • Letter of support from home institution
  • Letter of support and acceptance from host institution

To apply send all the documents to should write “PhasAGE Staff Exchange 2022 – Application [your name]” on the subject line.  

For more information, consult the following document: 

Guidelines and conditions – Staff Exchange Program 2022

Evaluation Panel: Sandra Ribeiro and Reto Gassmann (IBMC/i3S), Salvador Ventura (UAB), Damiano Piovesan (UniPD) and Ludo Van Den Bosch (VIB)

Feedback from selected candidates

During my PhasAGE Staff Exchange I had the opportunity to learn a new technique, crucial for the development of my PhD project, while testing my capacity to adapt to a new laboratory. I strongly encourage all the students to embrace this opportunity.

Francisca Pinheiro PhD student (UAB)