1. What you need to prepare before coming to Slovakia.
Firstly, you need to find, select, and apply for a grant or scholarship for research purposes. Information about grants and job opportunities for researchers can be found on the Europa.eu website.
Upon successful selection by the host institution, we recommend utilizing the assistance services of Euraxess, where you’ll find practical information about entry, stay, social and health care, and taxation in Slovakia. Subsequently, prepare the necessary documents required for entry and stay in the country.
Additionally, you need to recognize and authenticate educational documents, arrange accommodation, and fulfill deregistration procedures in your home country. If you are not a citizen of the EU, remember to arrange for visas well in advance.
A research stay in Slovakia involves the following activities you need to undertake:
Visas and entry Residence permits Registration of an EU citizen’s stay for stays longer than 3 months, Employment Document verification, Social and health insurance, Taxation Financial support for researchers.
The Horizon Europe program represents the largest and most significant program financing projects in the field of science, research, and innovation in the European Union. Through its calls, it supports research and innovation projects involving research institutions, industry, research and educational institutions, or other types of organizations.
The program structure aims not only to support basic research in all scientific fields but also applied research and innovation.
Funding from EU sources.
Within the Horizon Europe program, you can utilize the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions program area. It supports international, interdisciplinary, and cross-sectoral mobility for young and experienced researchers in all scientific disciplines.
For more information on current calls and participation conditions in the Horizon Europe program, as well as planned supporting activities and events, visit the national ERA Portal Slovakia.
Funding for scientific internships.
Information on funding possibilities for scientific internships, financial support for student, doctoral, teaching, and research staff mobility in more than 50 countries can be found on the Euraxess Slovakia network center, SAIA, n.o. website.
Funding for research stays abroad.
An overview of funding opportunities for research stays for university students, doctoral candidates, teaching, and research staff in more than 50 countries can be found on the EURAXESS Slovakia portal and in the Scholarship and Grant Database.
Frequently Asked Questions Who can I contact in case of questions?
Information and assistance services for the mobility of research staff are provided by the Euraxess Slovakia network of service centers.
What are the penalties for not complying with obligations?
In case of non-compliance with rules and obligations related to the stay in Slovakia, sanctions according to current legal regulations or expulsion may be imposed.
With which countries does Slovakia currently have interstate agreements on scientific and technical cooperation?
Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, China, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Israel, South Africa, South Korea, Lithuania, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Taiwan, Italy, Ukraine, and the USA.
The Agency for Research and Development Support publishes calls, including all conditions for participating in the announced calls.