Outward staff mobility

Introduction

There are several types of mobility for researchers at UNamur. The Erasmus programme offers the possibility to combine a period of research with a teaching and/or training activity. Therefore, it is possible to spend a week with a colleague at a partner institution to undertake four hours of teaching, and then use the rest of the week to strengthen scientific collaboration or any other activity you would like to successfully complete. It is also possible to spend a visit solely focused on training at a partner institution or in the non-university sector.

Erasmus+ funding

Erasmus+ Training Mobility

This Erasmus+ programme activity enables teaching staff to undertake a training period of two to seven days in a company, university or any other institution in a participating country (EU + Norway, Iceland, Macedonia and Turkey).

The objectives are as follows:

  • to enable teaching staff in higher education to acquire knowledge or expertise through experience and practical exposure in another European country, as well as practical skills that will be of use in their current work and for professional development;
  • to aid with the development of cooperation between higher education institutions and businesses.

The visit spent in a company or institution can take different forms: short period of secondment, observation visit in a workplace, study visit, workshop, etc. Conferences are not eligible.


Eligibility criteria

The application must detail the training plan mutually agreed between UNamur and the host company/university or institution. This plan must include, as a minimum:

  • the aim and objectives,
  • the expected results in terms of skills to be acquired,
  • the detailed programme for the training period,
  • a reasoned opinion of the line (and functional) manager at UNamur.

Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility

 

This element of the Erasmus+ programme aims to promote teaching visits to a partner university for members of the teaching staff at UNamur.

The objectives of this action are the following:

  • reinforce bilateral relations between UNamur and the partner university
  • provide teaching staff with opportunities for personal and professional development


Eligibility criteria

  • funding is reserved for the Erasmus+ partners of UNamur which are in Europe and outside Belgium.
  • the missions must represent a minimum of eight hours (four hours if combined with a training mobility period) of classes per week (or for any shorter visit). The minimum length of a mission is two days.
  • the teaching undertaken must be an integral part of a degree syllabus in the host institution
  • the teaching plan must be the object of a teaching agreement between the teaching staff member and the partner institutions
  • eligibility of the teaching staff member: any member of staff paid directly by UNamur or FNRS (and associated funds) and appointed to a post within the university. Not eligible: contractors and self-employed individuals hired by UNamur
  • exclusions: any person registered on the payroll (excluding contractors and people paid by honorariums), as well as people who are paid by the FNRS (and associated funds) and appointed to the institution.

Financial support

Financial support from the Erasmus+ programme is calculated on a flat-rate basis:

  • The contribution towards travel costs is based on the one-way distance provided by the European Commission’s calculation tool .
    •   Distance
    • Rate
    •    Distance
    • Rate
    •   Between100 et 499 kms
    • 180 €
    •    Between 3000 et 3999 kms
    • 530 €
    •   Between 500 et 1999 kms
    • 275 €
    •    Between 4000 et 7999 kms
    • 820 €
    •   Between 2000 et 2999 kms
    360 €    8000 kms et plus 1500 €
  • The contribution to living expenses is based on the European Commission’s cost of living indexes.
Destination country Daily rater
Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Iceland, Sweden, Ireland, Finland, Liechtenstein  180 €  
Germany, Austria, Cyprus, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal  160 €  
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Macedonia  140 €  

Administrative procedure

Funding requests may be submitted at any time to Henrich Brunke, International Relations Department coordinator.

For Erasmus teaching visits of a maximum of seven working days duration, the award of funding is usually automatic and immediate, subject to the confines of the annual Erasmus budget.

Erasmus+ International Dimension

One important programme under the key action 1 of the Erasmus+ programme is the "International Credit Mobility" (ICM or International Dimension or KA107), in which UNamur has already participated in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The programme is basically the classic Erasmus programme but "exported" to countries and partners outside of Europe.


The programme offers opportunities for UNamur students to study or train (internships) and UNamur staff to teach or train in higher education institutions (HEIs) outside Europe. It also offers the same opportunities available for staff and students from countries outside of Europe to come to UNamur.

Interested academics are invited to respond to this competitive call by using your existing relationships and collaborations with universities outside of Europe. In order to do so please complete the application form below using the background and support material also provided below.

For further information, please contact henrich.brunke@unamur.be.


2019 Call and Deadlines:

Call: The specific information about the 2019 call in terms of geographic windows and the directional flow of participants can be found under this link (the date indicated is 2018, but the information provided also applies to 2019). Information on scholarship rates, evaluation criteria, etc are available in this presentation (the date indicated is 2018, but the information provided also applies to 2019). Otherwise the 2019 call is very similar to the previous ones (see below for specific material from previous  call). 

Deadlines: Interested academics must sent a "notification of interest" to Henrich Brunke by Dec 1, 2019. A simple email suffices. Such a notification of interest is necessary as UNamur can only submit one sub-project per country. Therefore, if more than one academic are interested in the same country (even though the partner universities may be different), the two projects need to be combined into one. That specific project is then due by Jan 10, 2019. 

This 2019 Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility will also be presented in detail in a "midi de l' ADRE" on November 20, 2018. 

Preparing a project:

-Internal Application Form (Submission Deadline 10/01/2019 but manifestation of interest needed by 01/10/2018)
-Successful examples from previous editions of this programme

-Reviewer Guide (What the reviewers look for in a successful project)
-"Dos and Donts" (Guide on what to write and not to write in a project)

-FAQ for Higher Education Students and Staff
-FAQ on ICM for Higher Education Institutions

Wallonie Bruxelles International

Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI) regularly publishes project calls for visits abroad.

The page concerning project calls provides all the necessary information about current calls as well as closed calls.

ASEM-DUO

The ASEM-DUO programme focuses on scientific collaboration between professors and researchers (excluding doctoral students and assistants) in Asian institutions and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. The aim of the programme is to promote balanced exchanges between two institutions through mobility grants for exchanges of one to three months to be completed between August 2018 and August 2019. Full information about the ASEM-DUO calls is provided on our calls page.

Other funding opportunities

Non-exhaustive list of European funding bodies

The different national funds for European research (F.R.S. – FNRS) frequently launch calls (bilateral) which include mobility funding. An almost complete list of national funds can be found on the following website of the National Science Foundation (USA):

www.nsf.gov/od/oise/europe/science_funding.jsp

 
Outside of the national research funds, other institutions encourage the mobility of researchers through different research programmes, for example:


In Germany :
www.daad.de
www.humboldt-foundation.de
www.volkswagenstiftung.de


In France :
www.campusfrance.org/fr/programme-PRESTIGE-postdoc
www.axa-research.org

www.fondation.banque-france.fr

 

In Luxembourg :
www.liser.eu

 

In the Netherlands :

www.knaw.nl/en/awards/funding/visiting-professors-programme-vpp 

 

In the United Kingdom :
www.britac.ac.uk/visiting-fellowships
www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/visiting-professorships

royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/newton-international/
 

 

Researchers who would like to submit an application for a visit in an Institute for Advanced Study can find useful information here:

www.2018-2019.eurias-fp.eu/about-us

 

Non-exhaustive list of non-European funding bodies

Brazil :
dwih.com.br/en/brazil-research-funding

 

Canada:
www.canada.ca/en/services/science/researchfunding.html
www.frqnt.gouv.qc.ca/en/accueil

www.frqsc.gouv.qc.ca/en/

www.frqs.gouv.qc.ca/en/

 

China:
english.cas.cn/cooperation/fellowships/

 

USA :
www.fordfoundation.org/
www.fulbright.be

www.nsf.org