ERASMUS+ Staff Mobility

Call for Applications (Teaching and Training)

Deadline: Monday, 30 September 2019

Dear Staff Members,

We would like to inform you that the Erasmus Office is hereby announcing a new call for applications for Staff Mobility for the academic year 2019-2020.

Administrative staff and faculty members are welcome to submit their applications. An Erasmus+ mobility provides teaching/training opportunities for full-time staff members of the University of Nicosia.

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, 30 September 2019

What is Erasmus Mobility?

Erasmus is an EU-funded mobility scheme which is part of the European Community education programme, operating with the support of the European Commission. It is based on partnerships between higher education institutions (HEI’s) in different countries within the EU and non-EU Partner countries.

The Erasmus+ Staff Mobility is a programme that offers to all full-time staff members of the University of Nicosia the chance to travel to one of 270+ partner European and non-European countries, in order to teach or receive training abroad.

  1. EUROPEAN MOBILITY
    Staff members interested in teaching/training mobility in one of the partner Universities located in Europe should refer to the list of Universities with which UNIC has an established bilateral agreement. Currently, UNIC cooperates with 27 different European countries and has over 270 bilateral agreements signed with different higher education institutions for academic exchanges. Please follow the link below to have access to the list of partner Universities within the Erasmus+ program countries:https://www.dropbox.com/s/kyu1pnm0o25gmst/Copy%20of%20Partner%20Universities%20for%20staff%20%28all%20per%20major%29%20-%20Call%202019.xlsx?dl=0
  2. INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY
    The UNIC Erasmus Office also provides funding for teaching and training mobilities to partner countries all over the world. Staff members interested in experiencing a non-European academic environment and culture should refer to the following list of partner countries and Universities under their field of expertise.
Partner CountryPartner UniversityField of studies
SerbiaUniversity of Novi SadPsychology

English Language and Literature

Communications

University of BelgradeArchitecture

Medicine

EgyptAmerican University of CairoDesign & Multimedia

 

Health Sciences

 

Architecture

IsraelIDC HerzliyaBusiness Administration and MBA

Communications

Computer Science

International Relations and European Studies

Psychology

Bezalel Academy of Arts and DesignArts and Design

Architecture

Ukraine

 

 

 

Taras Shevchenko National University of KyivBusiness Studies

International Relations

Kyiv National University of Construction and ArchitectureArchitecture

 

 

 

Mongolia

 

University of Finance and Economy

 

Tourism

 

Georgia

 

Ilia State University

Business Administration,

 

Tourism, Leisure and Events Management

 

Human Biology

 

English Language and Literature

Management

Eligible Activities:

Staff Teaching Assignment (STA)

STA is eligible only for full-time faculty members.

The receiving institution must have agreed on the programme of activities to be undertaken by the visiting teachers (Mobility Agreement) prior to the start of the mobility period. The teaching assignment should be integrated into the curriculum of the receiving institution. Staff mobility for teaching can be in any subject area/academic discipline.

It is highly recommended that while staff are on a mobility, they should engage in activities at the host country such as giving presentations on the University of Nicosia, meeting potential students and discussing joint research programs or future collaborations.

In the case of teaching assignments in Programme Countries the receiving institution should be a holder of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) and must have signed an inter-institutional agreement with the University of Nicosia.

Duration for European mobility, Teaching Assignment: Minimum 2 days and provisionally maximum 3 working days which will include at least 8 hours of teaching.

Duration for International Mobility, Teaching Assignment: minimum 5 days of mobility. More details about the days and places available can be found below:

Destination

Country

Minimum/Maximum days of mobilityAvailable places
Egypt5/6 days1
Serbia5/7 days2
Israel5/6 days1
Ukraine5/6 days1
Mongolia5/7 days1
Georgia5/7 days2
  • Staff Mobility for Training (STT)

STT supports the professional development of teaching and non-teaching staff in the form of training events abroad (excluding conferences), staff training weeks, seminars, workshops, courses, job shadowing and observations in a HEI (including non-partners Universities) or a relevant enterprise. The sending institution and the receiving institution/enterprise must have agreed on the programme of the activities to be undertaken by the visiting staff member (Mobility Agreement) prior to the start of the mobility period.

Duration for European Mobilities: Minimum 2 days and provisionally maximum 3 working days, which should include at least 8 hours of training.

Duration for International Mobility, Teaching Assignment: minimum 5 days of mobility. More details about the days and places available can be found below:

Destination

Country

Minimum/Maximum days of mobilityAvailable places
Egypt5/6 days1
Serbia5/7 days2
Israel5/6 days1
Ukraine5/6 days1
Mongolia5/7 days1
Georgia5/7 days1
  • Invite a speaker/ trainer at the University of Nicosia

In the case of staff mobility from an enterprise to the University of Nicosia, the mobility is arranged by an invitation from the University of Nicosia to the staff member of the enterprise/industry. The grant is always managed by the University of Nicosia. If you are interested to apply for this type of mobility, you need to submit the application for the invited speaker (Annex II). The applicant should include the name of the trainer/speaker, expertise, objectives of the training, target group and potential benefits for the University of Nicosia.

This type of activity is eligible only for invited speakers visiting us from enterprises situated within the EU.

Important Notes:

Please note that all planned European mobilities should be finalized by the 30th of September 2020.

Some of the planned International mobilities should be finalized by the 31st of July 2020 and others by the 30th of September, 2021. Please contact the Erasmus Office for clarification.

Venue:

Staff must carry out their mobility activity in any Programme or Partner Country, apart from Cyprus and the country of residence (if different).

Eligible Participants:

The Erasmus+ funding opportunities are open to all University of Nicosia full-time staff members. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form, including all the listed documents in the guidelines, within the set deadline. All applications are examined by the Erasmus+ Selection Committee of the University of Nicosia, taking into consideration the selection criteria.

 Erasmus+ Grant:

A teaching or training grant will consist of the Individual Support (daily per diem) and Travel Grant, as specified in Annex III.

Selection Criteria:

1) Expected outcomes and benefits of the mobility to faculty and administrative staff members (e.g. teaching material, methods, procedures)

2) Expected output of the mobility to the Department/ Office/Programme of studies (e.g. joint research projects, joint degrees, joint funding applications, conference organization, Erasmus+ bilateral agreements)

3) Compliance with the Strategic Aims of the University as outlined in the University of Nicosia Erasmus Charter

Priority will be given to colleagues who have not received an Erasmus+ grant in the academic year 2018-2019. The selection will be based to the furthest possible extent on the equitable distribution of mobilities among Schools and Administrative Departments.

Deadline:

The deadline for this round of the call for applications is Monday, 30th of September 2019.

The Erasmus Office will continue to accept applications until the budget is fully absorbed. The signed application form should be scanned and sent, along with the other requested documents, via email to [email protected].

Please find the relevant annexes below:

Contact Details: