The  main  goal  of  the AHEAD Exchange Visitor Programme (AEVP) is  to  foster  the  collaboration  among  European scientists and engineers involved in High Energy Astrophysics.  This  goal  will  be  achieved  through  the  sponsorship  of  short research  visits  (from 1 week up to 4 weeks) within  european  research  institutions to  carry  on  a  specific research  project  and  strengthen or establish  future  collaborations.  Special  emphasis  will  be given to research stays which involve: a) the future ESA’s X-­‐ray telescope ATHENA science and/or  technology, b) synergies with other energy ranges.

To allow for maximum flexibility, there will be six calls -twice a year- with the following calendar:

Call Open Closes Stay period
First call 10 December 2015 15 January 2016 1st of March 2016-31st August 2016
Second call 16 May 2016 30 June 2016 1st of September 2016 - February 2017
Third call 15 November 2016 31 December 2016 March 2017 - August 2017
Fourth call 15 May 2017 30 June 2017 September 2017 - February 2018
Fifth call November 2017   March 2018 - August 2018
Sixth call June 2018   September 2018 - February 2019