EHA Research Mobility Grants

The call for applications is now open

EHA strives to develop the career of young scientists by supporting mobility and facilitating a visit to a research group in another institute. Both institutes should have complementary expertise, as this visit is intended to promote collaboration between institutes.

Please note that the EHA Research Grants are intended for basic and translational lab-based research in hematology. Purely clinical research projects will not be eligible, nor will projects in health economics, or other non-lab-based research.

Eligibility criteria:

  • PhD graduates within one year of PhD graduation
  • PhD students
  • MDs in training (residency and within one year of hematology accreditation), with a keen interest in pursuing a career in research
  • Applicants may be of any nationality
  • At the time of application, the applicant should be a member of EHA.


  • Home and host institutes must be academic research centers or proven equivalent.
  • Home and the host institute must be in different countries.
  • Either the home or host institute must be in Europe.

EHA's Policy on life events & eligibility

  • For each child/pregnancy, a mother can add 18 months to the time since graduation.
  • For each child a father can add 3 months to the time since graduation.
  • Other life events, e.g., military service, disease or lab closure, can also extend the period of eligibility but must be justified.

What is supported?

  • Travel and accommodation expenses up to €10,000 (up to €7,500 for travel within Europe and up to €10,000 outside Europe).
  • Your project is for a duration of up to three months.
  • In the application process, your budget needs to be justified.
  • If the amount is not sufficient to fully cover the expenses or if the project is for a longer time (up to six months), a justification must be shared for how the additional amount needed is covered.
  • If your budget includes a small contribution towards lab consumables, please be in contact with the EHA Grants Manager to confirm eligibility.
  • All expenditures must be documented with original receipts, vouchers or invoices.

What is not supported?

  • Overhead costs
  • Salary of the grantee
  • Travel support for people other than the applicant (i.e. family members accompanying the applicant)
  • Purchase of equipment or other items supporting your stay at the host institute (i.e. furniture, car, computer, etc.)

Terms and conditions

Grantee will be held to terms and conditions as described here.


  • The call is open throughout the year, 
  • Applications will be assessed by the Committee on a rolling basis; there are no submission deadlines,
  • Submit your application at least three months before your intended date of travel. 

How to apply

Access the grantee portal and register yourself via Should you be the recipient of an EHA Research Grant in the past five years, or applied for any other EHA opportunity through the EHA portal - - you already have an account that you can access. This is done by either logging in and using your existing credentials, or by selecting 'Reset or create password' if you do not have your log in details yet. Be sure to use the email address that EHA has on file. If you encounter any issues, please contact

Please keep in mind that once you register, it may take up to two business days before your registration is processed and you are given access to the system. Registrations are approved Monday to Friday between 08:00-17:00 hrs CET/CEST time. You are advised to plan accordingly, as delays occasioned by late registration will not exempt applicants from the deadline.

Information to be submitted:

  • Online application form which includes:
    • Applicant personal information
    • Publications, Education and Employment
    • Project overview
    • Budget, including Justification of expenses and, if applicable, other funding received for the project
    • Evaluation.

What you need to upload:

  • Project Proposal: Max. 2 pages, explaining what the applicant will do in the host institute including a justification of the scientific reason for going to the host institute. 
    Required format: PDF in Times New Roman, 11 pt, single spaced, each page should have a page number, the applicant's name, and grant name (RMG) in the header/footer. 
  • Signed letter of support by the mentor of the home institute, explaining why they support the applicant and how this is a synergistic collaboration. (Max. 1 page)
  • Signed letter of support by the mentor of the host institute on institute letterhead, explaining why the applicant is qualified (nominated) for this grant, how this is a synergistic collaboration and, if applicable, how additional costs will be covered by the host institute. (Max. 2 pages)
  • Signed letter of support by the Host Institute's Head of Department on the institute letterhead agreeing to EHA's terms and conditions and detailing how the department will cover overhead costs if required by the institute, since EHA will not cover overhead costs (Max 1 page).
  • Signed letter of support by the Home Institute's Head of Department on the institute letterhead agreeing to EHA's terms and conditions, and detailing how the department will cover overhead costs if required by the institute, as EHA will not cover overhead costs (Max. 1 page)
    *If the Mentor is also the Head of Department, one letter of support from the host institute should be submitted with all the information listed above. (Max 2.5 pages)

Formatting Requirements

  • Letters of support should be collated into one pdf with page numbers, and with the name of applicant and the grant name (RMG) in the header/footer.
  • Project Summary (Proposal) - see formatting requirements in the application portal.