CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, ERASMUS+ MOBILITY PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITY OF CESKE BUDEJOVICE IN CZECH REPUBLIC

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, ERASMUS+ MOBILITY PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITY OF CESKE BUDEJOVICE IN CZECH REPUBLIC

This call refers to the Erasmus+ Program, action KA107 that promotes the mobility of university academic staff. The program provides funding for exchange mobility between partner universities. University of Ceske Budejovice in Czech Republic and the Canadian Institute of Technology have been awarded with scholarships that involve academic and administrative staff from the Faculty of Economy.

The Erasmus+ KA1 – Mobility of persons for teaching and training – Action: Staff Mobility between program countries and partner countries (KA107) aims to consolidate the institutional relations between the participating universities and explore new possibilities for cooperation. Action KA107 will be an excellent opportunity to increase the collaboration between European regions.

This program aims to expand the participants’ teaching and knowledge and foster the exchange of skills and experiences between the participating countries. After participants return from the mobility, they continue to disseminate gained knowledge among their peers and raise the CIT’s competitiveness in higher education.

For more information concerning the study offered at the University of Ceske Budejovice in Czech Republic, please follow the link: https://www.jcu.cz/en/

The aim of the call:

This call aims to provide direct grants to the Canadian Institute of Technology (CIT) staff for outgoing international mobility at the University of Ceske Budejovice in Czech Republic. The grant will financially support 3(Three) outgoing academic staff from the Faculty of Economy, during the Spring Semester of the Academic Year 2023-2024.

Selection process:

Each partner university shall conduct an internal selection process among the interested academic staff and send the list of nominations to the University of Ceske Budejovice in Czech Republic, in January 2024. The information shall include the nominee’s full name, email address, and teaching field.

Nomination criteria for academic staff:

The nomination of the academic staff is based on the CIT MOBILITY MANUAL and accompanying documents, including the Document I.A.: The Erasmus+ Applicants Nomination Process and Candidate Evaluation Criteria. Below you can find the relevant section describing the criteria for the nomination of candidates:

  1. Motivation letter explaining the exchange program’s personal, professional, and institutional (CIT) benefits. The explanation of institutional benefits shall include the description of the contribution of exchange to building relations with the hosting university, including cooperation on the research and knowledge transfer level. 10 points (motivational letter);
  2. Previous experience in the study and research projects and publications. 25 points. (a scientific relevance of previous work);
  3. The proposed Erasmus+ or mobility program is the first exchange experience for the candidate. 35 points. (Written candidate declaration);
  4. The number of classes and/or trainings that comply with classes/training courses agreed with partnering institutions. (15 points);
  5. The academic performance. (15 points);

The exclusion criterion is English proficiency (certificates, C1).

Acceptance/Enrollment Process:

After receiving the list of nominated staff, University of Ceske Budejovice in Czech Republic, will contact nominated candidates via email, including instructions about the application procedure.

The application process will be conducted via the University of Ceske Budejovice in Czech Republic, Portal.

Upon the reception of online applications and after checking other requirements, the candidate will receive an email confirming acceptance and allowing the candidate to resume with other procedures.

The number of granted mobilities is 3 (three) academic staff from the Faculty of Economy, 5 (five) days per participant.

Insurance. Applicants need to provide health insurance coverage valid for the Czech Republic for the whole period of the stay.

Financial conditions:

The participant shall receive 140 Euros/day for teaching individual support and 275 Euros for travel costs. All candidates will sign a grant agreement before the mobility starts.

University of Ceske Budejovice in Czech Republic, will send the agreement document via email to be signed before travelling. The document must be signed and returned to the University of Ceske Budejovice in Czech Republic,

Payment:

Upon their arrival at the University of Ceske Budejovice in Czech Republic, academic staff will receive a cheque representing the 100% of the total financial support from Erasmus+ EU funds. Applicants will receive payment upon their arrival, not before. In advance, they will have to book their tickets and accommodation for travel to the University of Ceske Budejovice in Czech Republic,

The beneficiary rights:

  • To perform the entire mobility period awarded without the possibility of extending the scholarship.
  • To receive the scholarship according to the amounts set out by the Erasmus+ Program guidelines. The beneficiary will bear the expenses not covered by the scholarship.
  • To receive information and advice on the application procedure and pre-departure and onsite guidance.

Obligations of the beneficiary:

  • To obtain the Visa for the stay in the receiving country.
  • To carry out the mobility stay according to the proposal and dates committed during the 2023/24 Spring semester;
  • In the event of force majeure, the mobility period must be modified by signing an addendum to the agreement.
  • To complete all procedures and fill in the required documents as required by the Erasmus+ Program, before, during and after the mobility period, meeting the deadlines established:

Before mobility:

  • Signature of the Grant Agreement

mobility:

  • Submission of the Mobility Certificate;
  • Obligation to file the ex-post report to the International office. The report shall include a description of achievements and experience gained during the mobility. The report shall include a description of accomplishments, established connections (including the list of names and contact data), and experience gained during the mobility. The report shall contain the list of benefits for the CIT and academic staff.
  • Any other obligation inherent to the Erasmus+ Program and the internal regulations of the sending and receiving institutions;

The final report:

Mobility participants will receive an email with information to complete and submit the only EU final report at the end of their mobility period. The report must be completed and submitted within 30 calendar days upon receipt of the invitation.

The report aims to ensure the information that will help improve future staff mobility and contribute to the continued improvement of the program.

Documents required:

  1. List of candidate’s scientific publications, as described in the Nomination Criteria for academic staff,
  2. A motivation letter, as described in the Nomination criteria for academic staff.
  3. A written candidate declaration on mobility experience, as described in the Nomination criteria for academic staff;
  4. A draft plan of teaching/ training mobility in the host university, description of compliance between CIT classes/training and training offered by this mobility.
  5. The academic performance

The deadline for applications is January 8th 2024

Attached you can find:

  • the teaching agreement for academic staff;
  • the Erasmus+ Applicants Nomination Process and Candidate Evaluation Criteria;

All the application documents must be sent electronically to the following address:

[email protected], no later than January 8th 2024.

The list of nominated staff will be sent to the University of Ceske Budejovice in Czech Republic, no later than February 8th 2024. Please contact the International & Project Office ([email protected]) if you are  interested for more information

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ACADEMIC Teaching Mobility Agreement