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 2023. The staff exchange financial support will be offered based on the quality of the work plan presented by the applicants. 


Applications are no longer accepted.

The fellowships will support staff exchanges taking place between January and December 2023. 

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 for writing a working plan that must be presented and approved by the host institution.
  3. The PhasAGE staff exchange program will provide financial support for travel, accommodation, and daily sustenance costs. 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 2023 – Application [your name]” in the subject line.  


For more information, consult the following document: 

Guidelines and conditions – Staff Exchange Program 2023

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 experience a lot of things, meet new people, learn new techniques, and learn different ways of doing experiments I’d done before, all of which contributed to the growth of my knowledge and enriched my life and my Master’s thesis project, all while testing my capacity to adapt to a new laboratory. I strongly encourage all the students to embrace this fantastic opportunity.

Tiago Major MSc student (IBMC/i3S)

Participating in the PhasAGE Staff Exchange programme was an amazing opportunity. I became familiar with new techniques and was able to collaborate with and learn from the team at the Tompa Lab. I look forward to applying what I've learned to continue my research project.

Sára Varga Research Fellow (IBMC/i3S)

During my Staff Exchange I had the opportunity to learn how to express and purify a protein. In particular, thanks to the collaboration with Sandra Ribeiro and the Biochemical and Biophysical Technologies facility at i3s I was able to purify my protein of interest. This was a fantastic experience and opened new perspectives for my postdoc research projects. I strongly encourage people to take advantage of this opportunity.

Antonella Falconieri Postdoctoral researcher (UniPD)