Mobility for Vesicles Research in Europe Grant application procedure

MOVE application procedure


Along with other Extracellular Vesicle Societies across Europe, NLSEV is sponsoring MOVE (MObility for Vesicles research in Europe) European Mobility Fellowships.

The purpose of the Fellowships is to foster collaborations between the members of different European EV Societies. NLSEV sponsors Early Career Researchers who work at an academic institution in the Netherlands to travel to a host lab elsewhere in Europe. This will enable candidates to start novel collaborations, develop their technical skills, and enlarge their professional networks.

A list of potential host labs is available on the MOVE website. You may choose a host lab at an academic institution from this website, but also other relevant host labs that are not yet listed. Make sure to contact your envisioned host lab and ask them for their agreement to host you before you submit your application.

Currently, there is funding available for one MOVE Fellowship up to €2000.

Who can apply?
  • PhD students and Postdocs (<5 years after obtaining their PhD) who
    • Work at an Academic Institution in the Netherlands.
    • Are enrolled in the NLSEV contact list.
  • You may apply up to three times. Once granted, you may not apply again.
For what to apply?
  • Travel & subsistence reimbursement for a visit to a host lab in the EU, outside the Netherlands.
  • Duration of the visit: ≤ 3 months.
  • Maximum € 2000.
  • Bench fees are not reimbursed.
When to apply?

While funding is available, NLSEV continuously accepts applications for MOVE Fellowships. Applications are bundled and assessed each February 1st, June 1st and October 1st. Typically, a decision can be expected within 4 weeks after each deadline.

How to apply?
  • Fill in the NLSEV MOVE application form and save as a single pdf file.
  • Send the pdf file to
How is the application evaluated?
  • By 3 NLSEV board members.
  • Evaluation criteria
    • Scientific quality of the proposal
    • Relevance for the candidate
    • Relevance for the home lab
    • Motivation for the choice of host lab
    • Relevance for the Dutch EV community

Awardees can be asked to

  • Present the experience and/or results of their lab visit at the next annual NLSEV meeting.
  • Provide a summary to be published on the NLSEV website and social media.
  • Acknowledge the MOVE fellowship in publications that contain data resulting from their lab visit.
Scroll naar boven