Bridge grant

yrCSS wants to encourage young scientists to look for new scientific collaborations. That’s why we have the Bridge Grants. We provide its awardees with financial support for a short external visit. More precisely, each application for a Bridge Grant must be submitted by two young researchers of the CSS. One of them is a receiving and the second a visiting candidate. The visiting candidate obtains the financial support to travel to the receiving candidate’s institution and work together on a project that addresses a problem in the field of complex systems. We try to decrease the bureaucracy to a minimum, so after the visit, we ask only for a report to post on our website and receipts of main expenses. Bridge Grants are nice and simple, so don’t hesitate to apply!

The call for Bridge Grants is currently closed!


The bridge grants provide partial support for short visits. We fund 500 euros for within-continent visits and 1000 euros for visits between different continents.

The awarded bursary should be spent on the visit (transportation, accommodation, food etc). We will require receipts for the main expenses after the visit.


To be eligible, the recipients of the bursary, here called visiting and receiving candidates, should be young researchers of the CSS in the meaning of our bylaws (see here), and active members of the Complex Systems Society.

How to apply

The application must consist of:

  1. CVs of visiting and receiving candidates;
  2. an invitation letter for the visiting candidate by the host group’s principal investigator;
  3. a cover letter of maximum one page explaining the personal motivation and importance of the collaboration;
  4. a document produced by the candidates where they describe their research project outline with a mandatory figure (max 1000 words including figure’s caption);
  5. a proof of being a member of the Complex Systems Society.

Submit your application by sending an email entitled “BridgeGrant [Deadline] [Visitor’s_family_name] [Host’s_family_name]”, containing the required material, to


The applications will be reviewed by the yrCSS Advisory Board. They will be evaluated based on candidates CVs and the quality of the proposed project. Applicants will be informed about the outcome via email. Results will be announced on the yrCSS website and media outlets. The number of accepted applications depends on their quality and the current yrCSS budget.

After the visit

Within a month after the visit, the candidates will be required to produce a short report on the research performed during the visit, which will be posted on our website. If you already have a preprint submitted e.g. on Arxiv – put a link in the report to gain more visibility! Together with the report, we will require receipts for the main expenses.

Past awardees


Simone Daniotti
Emanuele Calò
Complexity Science Hub, Vienna, Austria
IMT School of Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy
Antoine Vendeville
Fernando Diaz Diaz
University College London, UK
IFISC, Palma, Spain


Dries Daems
Anshuman Swain
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
University of Maryland, USA
Joseph D. O’Brien
Riccardo Muolo
University of Limerick, Ireland
University of Namur, Belgium
Diliara Valeeva
Sofia Dokuka
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Higher School of Economics, Russia


Piotr Gorski
Curtis Atkisson
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
University of California, Davis, USA


Bernardo Monechi
Enrico Ubaldi
Sony CSL Paris, France
ISI Foundation, Italy
Tomasz Raducha
Mateusz Wilinski
IFISC, Spain
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy
Ana Lucia Rodriguez
Ana María Jaramillo Mejía
Florida International University, USA
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia


Iván G. Torre
Oriol Artime
Technical University of Madrid, Spain
IFISC, Spain
Fariba Karimi
Eun Lee
GESIS, Germany
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea


Federico Battiston
Jérémy Guillon
Queen Mary University of London, UK
Pierre and Marie Curie University, France
Alice Patania
Jean-Gabriel Young
ISI Foundation, Italy
Universitee Laval, Canada
Massimo Stella
Alberto Antonioni
University of Southampton, UK
Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain