Aalto Science Institute (AScI)

Visiting Scientist Programmes

AScI manages the application processes of two active funding instruments to bring international academics to Aalto School of Science: the Visiting Professor programme (on behalf of the Dean of the School of Science), and the AScI Visiting Researcher programme.
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Brief description of the Visiting Scientist funding instruments.


Visit time


Career stage

Funding source

Visiting Professor

1 to 12 months

Travel, accommodation, and salary


School of Science and its Departments

Visiting Researcher

1 to 4 weeks

Travel and accommodation

Postdoctoral fellows and above

Aalto Science Institute (School of Science)


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Visiting Professor

Visiting Professor programme supports collaborative research visits to the research groups of the School of Science of duration of one (minimum) to twelve months. In this programme the Visiting Professor is co-funded by School of Science Dean's visitors' programme (60%) and the School of Science hosting department (40%) giving support and covering for the Visiting Professor’s allowance for travel and accommodation and salary (taxable income). A Visiting Professor’s position in the home institution must be at the professorial level. The call is continuous. Decisions are announced four times a year.

The host of the visit (a SCI professor) should fill in the application form in collaboration with the department's HR coordinator. For the application form and more information, see the link below.

Visiting Professor Programme – School of Science

Visiting Researcher

The AScI Visiting Researcher programme supports visits of one to four weeks by international visitors to Aalto SCI for scientific collaborations. Academic career levels from postdoctoral fellows and above are supported. Academic excellence of the visitor and the quality of the work plan will be the deciding factors. The funding decisions are made once a month (except in June & July) by the AScI director and the Chair of the AScI Steering Group. The programme offers support towards accommodation and travel costs.

Application form can be found from Aalto University Intranet: AScI forms



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