Call for Applications for Erasmus+ Staff Training Mobility Grants 2015/2016

Application deadline: April 22, 2016

Mobilities must be completed before September 30, 2016.

This is an exceptional round announced due to a possibility provided by the Hungarian National Erasmus Agency to apply for additional funds for staff mobility projects. The success of CEU's application for the funds is not guaranteed at this point.

Within the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Program Key Action 1 – Mobility of Individuals, CEU faculty and administrative employees may seek Erasmus+ funding for participation in a training mobility abroad. The staff training must be carried out at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) that is a holder of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education or any public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth.

PRE-REQUISITES OF PARTICIPATION

Eligible applicants, regardless of nationality, must hold an employment contract with Közép-európai Egyetem.

The sending and receiving organisations, together with the staff, must have agreed on the activities to be undertaken by staff members - in a 'Mobility Agreement' - prior to the start of the mobility period. These agreements define the target learning outcomes for the learning period abroad, specify the formal recognition provisions and list the rights and obligations of each party.

VENUE OF THE ACTIVITY

Staff must carry out their mobility activity in any Program Country different from the country of the sending organisations and the staff country of residence. The Erasmus Program Countries are the following:

Member States of the European Union (EU): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Non-EU Program Countries: former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES ABROAD:

•       Job shadowing

•       Seminars

•       Workshops

•       Courses

•       Practical training

•       Study visits

Conferences are excluded.

DURATION OF THE MOBILITY

The minimum duration for an Erasmus+ Staff Training Mobility is of 2 working days and the maximum duration is that of 2 months. However, CEU provides grant for a maximum of 5-6 days. Mobilities must be completed before September 30, 2016.

FINANCIAL RULES

Selected applicants are eligible to receive funds to partially support their visit, which does not cover all the actual expenses incurred. Funds eligible for Erasmus+ Staff Training Mobility are made up of two components;

•       Individual Support (Subsistence) and

•       Travel Contribution.

Where it is possible, the applicant's unit can supplement the grant from their own budget. Staff members will receive their salaries while away on Erasmus training.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

o  Work plan http://acro.ceu.edu/sites/acro.ceu.edu/files/attachment/basicpage/179/staffapplicationform201516.docx

•       Overall aim and objectives, expected results, learning activities to be carried out and a program for the training period

•       Must be approved by both parties before submission

o  Application form

•       Must be approved by the relevant Head of Services/Department/Office and by the host institution

o  Recommendation from immediate supervisor

Visit: http://acro.ceu.edu/erasmus-staff-training-mobility-faculty-and-administrative-staff for further information.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

Applicants must submit one original application form (hard copy) to:

Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO), Jozsef Attila u. 24, room 103

Applications must be submitted by the given deadlines. Incomplete and/or e-mailed application forms will not be accepted. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified about the application decisions within four weeks after the deadline.

For more information, contact Anna Szathmari at szathmaria@ceu.edu