Visitor Program

What we are looking for

With the Visitor Program, the Health + Life Science Alliance provides support for medium term stays of internation recognized guest scientists to foster scientific exchange and to establish new research co-operations. Alliance group leaders are entitled to invite guest scientists to visit one or more of the member institutions with a focus on expertise exchange on new and innovative topics that range from basic research to transfer and translation. The visitors should share their expertise in at least one talk or lecture, open to all Alliance members and/or the public. The Health + Life Science Alliance will advertise the talk/ lecture via its media channels.


  • Guest scientists: Up to 20.000 Euro (max.) will be provided to cover expenses such as accommodation, travel, guest board or guest status.
  • The max. length of a funded stay is 3 months.
  • Lab visits of PhD or Master students cannot be funded.
  • Expenditures must be in line with the procurement and employment principles of the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Application Process & Funding Criteria

  • Applications need to be submitted by the host.
  • Please apply any time by providing the following:
    • purpose and schedule of visit; if applicable description of planned research activities (max. 500 words)
    • name, professional status, and institutional affiliation of guest
    • hosts and institutions involved
    • target group for talk
    • planned date and duration, including confirmation that organizational aspects of the planned stay (such as visa, guest contracts, etc.) can be fulfilled in time by the hosting institution
    • date, venue and target group for talk
    • budget outline (separated by item category, e.g., travel, accommodation, board/daily rate etc.; lecture fees cannot be covered)

Additional information

  • All corresponding events (e.g., keynotes, talks) should be open to the entire Health + Life Science Alliance and/or the public, depending on the topic covered.
  • A proof of use of the funds must be provided.
  • The management office of the Health + Life Science Alliance will promote events related to funded visitors and may publish the description of the research activities.
  • The organizers have to acknowledge the Health + Life Science Alliance on all materials related to a visit and event and during an event. 
  • Please apply by submitting the attached template as one single pdf to

Applications for hosting guest scientists can be submitted at any time, but will be evaluated quarterly (end of Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct). Please take this timeframe into consideration when planning to apply for support.

For questions, please contact

We look forward to hearing from you!