Funding of researchers’ mobility

Researchers looking for funding to visit Estonian co-operation partner(s) are advised to check the list of our contacts with partner organisations. Our contacts advise the inquirers about the eligibility, requirements (incl. application forms) and deadlines for submitting an application for an exchange visit to Estonia. In most cases, an invitation letter issued by the Estonian collaboration partner (host researcher) is required. The Estonian host researcher is expected to be in charge of the scientific programme of the visit.

Researchers working in Estonia, irrespective of their nationality or affiliation are eligible to apply, provided they meet criteria set by our partner academies (for terms and conditions, see

The approved visits will be funded within our scientific exchange programme with partner Academies, i.e. the hosting academy is responsible for the living costs (accommodation and per diem) in the destination country. All other costs (e.g. international travel, also the research expenses, if any) are to be secured from other sources.

If a researcher is nominated by our partner institution for a study or conference visit to Estonia, the Estonian Academy of Sciences will:

  • if applicable, issue a visa invitation and advise the nominee about the visa  formalities and requirements;
  • book and pay for the accommodation;
  • pay a daily allowance (currently, 20 EUR per day for visits up to 14 days).

The EAS does not cover:

  • visa fees;
  • conference fees;
  • living expenses of accompanying family members;
  • medical insurance.

Visitors from the EU countries are expected to have their European Health Insurance Card.
The staff of the Foreign Relations Unit of the EAS advises the visitors in all matters related to their stay in Estonia. Inquiries are welcome at: Terje Tuisk,

Programme of the academic studies of Estonian language and culture abroad: Estophilus Scholarship: