A4U Scholarships for Teaching/Non-Teaching Staffs
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2020 Call for Application
BINUS University proudly participates in the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility program which offers a funded mobility for Teaching/Non-Teaching Staffs from Indonesia to Spain.
Alliance of 4 Universities (A4U) is a strategic partnership of four Spanish public universities: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona. One of the objectives of the A4U internationalization strategy is to promote mobility with leading universities in countries with emerging economies such as Russia, South Africa, Indonesia, Iran, and Vietnam.
A4U has been awarded funds under the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Programme – KA107, which enables students from A4U universities and its partner universities in the above-mentioned countries to undertake mobility stay. The main purposes of this call are:
- To offer training, research and study development opportunities to staff at participating universities;
- To support staff achieve sustained improvements in knowledge, teaching and research skills;
- To forge and deepen lasting links between A4U universities and its partner universities thus enhancing transnational academic cooperation;
- To improve participants’ language and cultural skills, promoting mutual enrichment and understanding.
Duration: 5 days (between April 2020-31 July 2021)
Coverage: Subsistence EUR 160/day and travel allowance EUR 1,500
Deadline: 14 February 2020 (CLOSED)
Result announcement: 11 May 2020
Below you may find the guidelines for your reference:
1. Read the call
Read the call carefully, and ensure you meet the eligibility requisites. B2 level of English is equivalent to score 72-94 in TOEFL iBT (after October 2016) and score 5,5-6,5 in IELTS. Attached you may find the table of equivalences of B2 level to other English certificates.
2. Decide on the host university for your mobility
Decide which university you would like to go to for your mobility by checking their teaching and research offered through their website. Factsheets, published together with the call, can provide a snapshot of partner universities and indicate useful links. Get an initial idea of departments/academics that might be able to host you during your mobility. Alternatively, you might already know the academic/department and approach them.
3. Fill in the Mobility Agreement
- Those applying for mobility for teaching only or for teaching and training: Fill in the necessary information on p.1 of the Mobility Agreement for Teaching (please see attached) and answer questions on page 2 (motivation statement, main objectives, added value, the content of the teaching program, and expected outcomes). If mobility is for teaching only, it should have at least 8 hours of teaching. If the mobility combines teaching and training, it should have at least 4 hours of teaching, and the program of training activities should be indicated.
- Those applying for mobility for training only: Fill in the Mobility Agreement for Training (please see attached), indicating the program of training activities. Please note that by training activities it is understood that the applicant will receive training, not give it. You should discuss the content of your teaching or training with your host academic and provide a concrete programme of your activities, whether for teaching or training. The bulk of the activities of mobility for teaching should include giving classes, seminars, tutorials, workshops, presentations, information sessions, etc. In the case of mobility for training, it would be attending classes, seminars, labs, presentations or workshops, job shadowing, etc. Also, the participant can engage in work meetings, planning, and development of Erasmus+ cooperation, promotion, as well as participate in conferences, collect data, and engage in other research activities. The agreement can be filled in English or Spanish. The length of your answers to qualitative questions is not limited (just keep it within reasonable limits) and has to provide enough information for the evaluators to assess your application.
4. Get your Agreement signed
Approach the potential host academic/department at the receiving university with your mobility agreement proposal to check their interest/availability to host your stay, and agree on the teaching/training activities and the mobility dates. The International Office at the host university (check factsheets for their contact details) can help establish contact or give guidance as to which department/Faculty/academic might be appropriate, but it is not their responsibility to look for a host as such. This should be done by the applicants themselves. Obtain signatures for your Mobility Agreement by your sending institution, the receiving institution, and sign it yourself. Scanned signatures are accepted.
5. Have your CV ready
Make sure it is updated and serves the purpose of helping the evaluator assess your application. There is no pre-determined format for the CV and it can be in English or Spanish. The Head of Department/Faculty, another designated person or the host academic can sign the Mobility Agreement on behalf of the sending and the receiving institutions.
6. Submit your application
Fill in the application form on http://alliance4universities.eu/en/mobility-scholarships/ attaching the signed Mobility Agreement and CV. Your application will be checked to make sure everything is correct. It is highly recommended to apply well in advance of the deadline to make sure there is enough time for the check.It may be that you are planning a reciprocal visit. For example, a professor from Southern Federal University in Russia applies for mobility at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and a professor from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid applies for mobility to Southern Federal University in Russia. In this case, each applicant should submit their online application with the corresponding mobility agreement and CV. Both applicants can mention the reciprocity of their visits and their relevance to the institutional impact. The fact that it is a reciprocal visit will be taken into account but does not guarantee that both applications will be successful as they will compete in different categories, and the decision of the Selection Committee will be based on the overall quality of the proposal.
For more information, simply visit http://alliance4universities.eu/en/mobility-scholarships/ or contact Ms. Debby, BINUS International Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org.