If a potential supervisor for a secondment cannot guarantee they will be able to host a fellow for a period of two months, can the secondment be replaced by a short visit? And is it possible if there is a second secondment of two months, one to be considered a short visit, and the other – a secondment?

If the same tasks and objectives are planned at both places it would be strange to put one as a ‘short visit’ and the other one as a ‘secondment’. The applicant should clarify if there is real interest from the supervisor to host for two months, otherwise, it will jeopardize the project plan. Or they have to change the objectives to fit a real short stay.