ERASMUS+ Staff Mobility

Call for Applications (Teaching and Training)

Deadline: Monday, 19th November 2018

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 2018-2019.

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, 19th November 2018.

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+ Study Mobility is a programme that offers full-time staff members of the University of Nicosia the chance to travel to one of the 30+ partner European and non-European countries, in order to teach or receive training abroad. At present, we cooperate with over 220 partner institutions that could serve as a destination opportunity for our students.

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+ Study Mobility is a programme that offers full-time staff members of the University of Nicosia the chance to travel to one of the 30+ partner European and non-European countries, in order to teach or receive training abroad. At present, we cooperate with over 220 partner institutions that could serve as a destination opportunity for our students.

  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 25 different European countries and has over 220 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/1huh203f95hlyoc/Copy%20of%20Partner%20Universities%20%28all%20per%20major%29-%20WEBSITE.xlsx?dl=0
  2. INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY
    The European Commission 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 studiesType of Activity
SerbiaUniversity of Novi SadPsychology

English Language and Literature

Communications

Architecture

STA/STT
University of BelgradeArchitecture

Medicine

EgyptAmerican University of CairoDesign & Multimedia

Health Sciences

Architecture

STA/STT
IsraelIDC HerzliyaBusiness Administration and MBA

Communications

Computer Science

International Relations and European Studies

Psychology

STA/STT
Bezalel Academy of Arts and DesignArts and Design

Architecture

Hebrew University of JerusalemSocial Work
Sami Shamoon College of Engineering Oil and Gas Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

UkraineTaras Shevchenko National University of KyivBusiness Studies

International Relations

STA/STT

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. A 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 the staff on mobility should engage in other 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 mobilities: Minimum 2 days and maximum 4 working days, excluding time for travel, which will include at least 8 hours of teaching.

Duration for international mobilities:

CountryDuration in daysAvailable places
Egypt61
Serbia73
Israel61
Ukraine62
  • 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 maximum 4 working days, excluding time for travel, which will include at least 8 hours of training.

Duration for international mobilities:

CountryAverage Duration in daysAvailable places
Egypt61
Serbia73
Israel61
Ukraine82
  • 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 European mobilities.

Important Notes:

Please note that all planned European mobilities should be finalized by the 30th of September 2018.

Some of the planned International mobilities should be finalized by the 31st of July 2019 and some other ones by the 31st of July 2020. 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 did not receive an Erasmus+ grant in the academic year 2017-2018. The selection will be based on 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, 19th November 2018.

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: