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2 2 Erasmus Mundus Call for Proposals 2010 UK Erasmus Mundus II Workshop, London, 27 January 2010 Adrian Veale Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

3 3 Erasmus Mundus aims Promote European higher education Improve and enhance students career prospects Promote intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries Contribute to the sustainable development of third countries in the field of higher education

4 4 Promotion of European Higher Education Promote intercultural understanding Improved career prospects of students Erasmus Mundus Programme EU External Relation Policies Bologna Lisbon Europe 2020 Erasmus Mundus – the policy context

5 5 One programme, three actions Action 1 Joint Master and Doctoral Programmes - implemented by EU and non EU universities - scholarships for non EU and EU students for the entire duration of the joint study programme Action 2 Partnership projects Scholarships for EU and non EU students at all higher education levels in a variety of disciplines Action 3 - Attractiveness Projects -Studies - Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association - Information activities of EM National structures Action 3 - Attractiveness Projects -Studies - Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association - Information activities of EM National structures

6 6 EM Call for Proposals 2010 One programme, three actions = one Call Call published 3 December 2009 Deadline 30 April 2010, Selection July 2010 Key documents: –Programme Guide –Guidelines for Applicants (Action 2) –Call for Proposals

7 7 Erasmus Mundus Programme Guide For project beneficiaries and scholarship grantees Programme objectives, activities, eligibility criteria, conditions for support Valid for 2009-2013 period For use with individual Calls for Proposals documents and Guidelines for Applicants (Action 2)

8 8 Erasmus Mundus Programme Guide – whats new Harmonised Call timetables New or clearer glossary entries; tightening of definitions New section on Action 2 (two strands: ex-ECW; ICI) Rules on application and management for branded EMMCs (pilot phase) Summary sheet for EMMCs as well as EMJDs New weighting of award criteria

9 9 Erasmus Mundus Guidelines (Action 2) Lists geographical lots Budget per lot minimum mobility flows Thematic priorities (disciplines) Specific criteria for partners/partnerships Types of mobility funded and duration

10 10 Erasmus Mundus Call for Proposals (Official Journal) Brief programme description Targets and/or budget per Action Summary of award criteria Submission deadlines

11 11 Call for Proposals on the web http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/funding/2010/call_eacea_29_09_en.php

12 12 Action 1

13 13 Action 1 Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Courses Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programmes Full-study scholarships for non-EU and EU students and academics

14 14 Action 1 – facts & figures so far 116 Masters courses with scholarships in 2010 133 Masters courses selected since the start of the programme 13 Joint Doctorates 699 HEIs 7976 student scholarships 2004-2009 1614 scholar scholarships 2004-2009

15 15 EM Call 2010 – Action 1 Action 1 Call targets –EMMCs: 36 Masters courses to be selected (15 new Masters, up to 21 renewals) –EMJDs: 12 new Doctorates E-forms available for final applications Summary sheets (on paper version) by 31 March 2010

16 16 EMMC/EMJD main features An EM Masters Course or Joint Doctoral Programme must: be coordinated by an eligible European HEI applicant with min 2 EU partners: additional partners may be from EU or third countries be an integrated programme in all its aspects be based on consortium agreement signed by the governing bodies of the partner HEIs (signed before signature of specific grant agreement) include a mandatory mobility component be fully recognised by June 2011 be fully developed at the time of the application and ready to run for 5 consecutive editions as from 2011/12

17 17 EMMC/EMJD main features An EM Masters Course or Joint Doctoral Programme must: lead to the award of a fully recognised double, multiple or joint degree provide for the use of at least two European languages spoken in the countries where the study/research is carried out attract and recruit top class students / doctoral candidates / scholars support third-country candidates in obtaining their visas and residence permits provide insurance coverage sign agreements with the student / doctoral candidate on rights and obligations of each of the two parties

18 18 EMMCs/EMJDs: common features Framework partnership agreement covering five consecutive editions Financial support for: –the management of the joint programme (flat rate amount - EUR 30,000 for EMMCs, EUR 50,000 for EMJDs) –a fixed number of individual scholarships / fellowships Two types of scholarships / fellowships –Category A: third country individuals, not resident, and have not carried out their main activity in Europe for more than 12 months over the last 5 years –Category B: any individual who does not fulfil category A requirement

19 19 EMMCs: specific features All partners must be able to act as host institution and deliver part of the curriculum –min. 20 ECTS (for one year EMMCs) or 30 ECTS (for longer EMMCs) for European HEIs –min. 15 ECTS for third country HEIs The EMMC must last between 1 (60 ECTS) and 2 academic years (120 ECTS) –final examination results to be known at the latest in October of the year in which the EMMC finishes The consortium is free to define its participation costs amounts but: –amounts must be transparent and clear to applicants –there can be two different amounts for European and third country students –EU contribution to participation costs: EUR 8000/yr (Cat. A), EUR 4000/yr (Cat. B) –Fee waiver considered good practice

20 20 EMMC scholarships Category A scholarshipsCategory B scholarshipsScholars scholarships I Contribution to travel and any other types of personal costs 4 000 / per year 3 000 - only if mobility to a Third-Country partner II Contribution to participation costs (incl. insurance) Max 4 000 / semester Max 2 000 / semester III Monthly allowance 1 000 / month 500 / month IVLiving allowance (incl. travel costs) 1 200 / week for a maximum duration of 3 months per scholar TOTAL 24 000 / per year 10 000 per year ( + 3 000 if travel) 14 400 for a 3-month stay max

21 21 EMMC award criteria A1: Academic quality – course content (30%) A2: Course integration (25%) A3: Course management, visibility and sustainability (20%) A4: Students services and facilities (15%) A5: Quality assurance and evaluation (10%) Award criteria published on web with questions to help applicants formulate their answer

22 22 EMJD main features Based on the EMMCs model and on the experience of Marie Curie fellowship –Focus of Marie Curie on individual research of grantees –EMJDs emphasis on a structured inter-university cooperation model and on the implementation of an integrated doctoral programme A double objective –Shape doctoral studies in the European Area of Higher Education by promoting innovative models of joint governance between the university, research and professional sectors –Support researchers from European and third countries in a framework of excellence

23 23 EMJD main features Organisations other than HEIs can be formal partners of the consortium –providing teaching, training or research opportunities –recruiting, employing, hosting doctoral candidates Finalization of EMJD within a maximum duration of 4 years –fellowships for max 3 years For each EMJD edition –start of individual research activity at the latest in March of the academic year concerned –finalization of EMJD activities: final results for candidates in October of the fourth year at the latest Training / research for a minimum total of 6 months in at least two of the consortium countries.

24 24 EMJD main features Clear definition and justification of the thematic area(s) covered by the EMJD Recruitment of doctoral candidates under an employment contract unless prohibited by national regulation Follow the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of Researchers for the recruitment, enrolment and monitoring of doctoral candidates Free determination of participation costs but –must be transparent and clear to potential candidates –there can be two different amounts for laboratory and non laboratory based research –the amounts proposed should take into account the fixed contribution to these costs included in the individual doctoral candidate fellowship

25 25 EMJD fellowships Contribution for a 3-year doctoral fellowship Category ACategory B I Travel, installation and other personal costs 7 500 3 000 (if mobility to a third-Country partner) II EMJD participation costs 300 per month ( 10 800 for 36 months) for non-laboratory- based EMJDs or 600 per month ( 21 600 for 36 months) for laboratory- based EMJDs III Fixed living allowance (36 months in total) 2 800 per month (i.e. 100 800 for 36 months) for an employment contract 1 400 per month (i.e. 50 400 for 36 months) for a stipend Maximum fellowship amount Between EUR 61 200 and EUR 129 900 (depending on category, lab., or type of recruitment)

26 26 EMJD award criteria Academic and research quality (25%) Partnership experience and composition (25%) European integration and functioning of the programme (20%) Provisions for candidates awarded an EMJD fellowship (15%) Management, sustainability and quality assurance (15%) Award criteria published on web with questions to help applicants formulate their answer

27 27 Action 1 selection process Agency checks eligibility and selection criteria EM National structures check eligibility of –European HEIs without an Erasmus Mundus Charter –Recognition of degrees awarded under Action 1 programmes EU Delegations check eligibility of third-country HEIs involved

28 28 Action 1 selection process Assessment by external experts Selected by Agency after Call for expression of interest Two individual assessments are consolidated. If significant divergence, a third assessment Expertise in international HE cooperation plus thematic for Action 1(experience in assessment of RTD FP projects for joint doctoral programmes) Summary sheets help pre-select experts in correct fields

29 29 Action 1 selection process Selection Board (high-level academic authorities) assists selection of EMMCs and EMJDs Evaluation Committee (European Commission DG EAC with EACEA) Selection results late July 2010

30 30 Tips Read all documents (Programme Guide) in detail Ensure support of all partners and your own departments Strive for good balance of tasks and responsibilities Seek advice from National Structure and experienced colleagues: consult good practice http://ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus-mundus

31 31 Key aspects of a good proposal COHERENT SIMPLE EVIDENCE-BASED CLEAR EXPLICIT RIGOROUS TO THE POINT COMPLETE

32 32 Key words or key qualities INTEGRATION INSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENT ADDED VALUE INNOVATION QUALITY ASSURANCE SUSTAINABILITY EMPLOYABILITY VISIBILITY

33 33 Action 1 in the UK 200420052006200720082009 Coordi- nator 21221 Partner8978310 MC 5 JD 53 UK HEIs involved in EMMCs 5 UK HEIs involved in in EMJDs

34 34 Action 2

35 35 Action 2 - Partnerships Large partnerships between higher education institutions in EU and third countries in a specific region Countries / regions covered by the EUs external co- operation instruments Erasmus-style co-operation mechanisms, transfer of know-how Definition of priorities according to the needs of third countries involved

36 36 Action 2 – Mobility Scholarships of varying length (3 months to 3 years) Bachelor, master, doctorate and post-doctorate students and HE staff (training, teaching, research activities) Mobility not linked to specific programmes Special attention paid to socio-economically disadvantaged groups and populations in a vulnerable situation (Strand 1 only)

37 37 Action 2 – the External Cooperation Window legacy 63 partnerships managing 78 mobility schemes Involving more than 750 HEIs Implementing 13,500 mobility flows

38 38 EM Call 2010 – Action 2 Action 2: Strand 1 (former ECW instruments) 15 Lots for countries covered by ENPI, DCI, EDF, IPA 35 projects expected Total budget EUR 97.7 million Mobility for at least 3,716 individuals

39 39 EM Call 2010 – Action 2 Action 2: Strand 2 (Industrialised Countries Instrument) 5 Lots for countries covered by ICI 5 projects expected Total budget EUR 7.5 million Mobility for at least 165 individuals

40 40 S. Med, E.Europe & Russia 33M, 1165 sch Middle East 3M, 100 sch South Africa 4.8M, 150 sch Argentina 4.4M, 130 sch ACP 6M, 200 sch W. Balkans 12M, 720 sch Action 2: Regions and Lots (Strand 1) Budget (EUR) and min. scholarships Central Asian Republics 9.75 M, 350 sch 5 3 5 3 5 2 1 + 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ENPI DCIEDF IPA n = n° of projects to be selected Asia Regional 24.75 M, 1100 sch

41 41 US & CAN EUR 1 m 20 sch Action 2: Regions and Lots (Strand 2) Gulf EUR 2.1 m 50 sch JPN & KOR EUR 1.5 m 30 sch SE Asia EUR 1.4 m 35 sch AUS & NZ EUR 1.5 m 30 sch ICI EUR 7.5M, 165 scholarships

42 42 Action 2 shape and finance Composition –At least 5 European HEIs from at least 3 EU countries –At least 1 HEI from each country of the Lot (S1) –At least 3 HEIs from two countries of the Lot (S2) Maximum eligiblity period: 48 months EUR 10,000 flat rate per partner for partnership management Individual scholarships using flat rates cover: –Travel –Subsistence costs –Fees –Insurance and visa costs

43 43 Action 2 individual mobility 5 possible levels of higher education: –Undergraduate – Masters - Doctorate - Post-Doctorate –Staff Variable length mobility: –1 – 34 months for both degree-seeking and other students 3 target groups –Target Group 1: students/staff from partners institutions –Target Group 2: other nationals from third countries –Target Group 3: national of third countries in lot in vulnerable situation

44 44 Action 2 individual mobility Strand 1 –TG 1 at least 50% of individual mobility –Third-country mobility at least 70% of individual mobility –European mobility maximum 30% of individual mobility Strand 2 –Only TG 1: no undergraduate level –European mobility at least 60% of individual mobility –Third-country mobility to Europe no higher than 40% of individual mobility

45 45 Action 2: common & specific elements Common to all Action 2 lots –A range of target groups for mobility –A range of duration for mobility –Up to 5 levels of higher education covered –Project must start operations in year of selection (year n) –Mobility must start as from year n and year n + 1 Specific to individual lots (See Guidelines) –Which target groups covered by mobility –Which levels of higher education covered –Thematic fields of study –Partnership composition

46 46 Action 2 award criteria: Strand 1 1: Relevance (25%) 2: Quality (65% total) –2.1. Partnership composition and cooperation mechanisms (20%) –2.2. Organisation & implementation of mobility (25%) –2.3. Student/staff facilities and follow-up (20%) 3: Sustainability (10%)

47 47 Action 2 award criteria: Strand 2 1: Relevance (25%) 2: Contribution to excellence (25%) 3: Quality (50% total) –3.1. Partnership composition and cooperation mechanisms (15%) –3.2. Organisation & implementation of mobility (20%) –3.3. Student/staff facilities and follow-up (15%)

48 48 Action 2 selection process Agency checks eligibility and selection criteria EU Delegations check –eligibility of third-country HEIs involved –Assess relevance of proposals in accordance with regional priorities External experts assess quality of proposal in relation to award criteria

49 49 Action 2 selection process Assessment by external experts Selected by Agency after Call for expression of interest Expertise in international HE cooperation plus geographic knowledge of target countries Two individual assessments are consolidated If significant divergence, a third assessment

50 50 Tips Be aware of management capacity, academic offers of the partners while designing the mobility flows Explain partner cooperation mechanisms Explore synergies and complementarities to bring out added value Focus on Calls thematic fields – though partner needs may differ

51 51 Tips Ensure commitment at high level of the HEIs Draw on the experience and the capacity of partners who have been involved in earlier or other international grant programs; make clear how the non- EU partners without such experience will manage the project Explain in detail issues such as recognition, student recruitment strategies, students support, role of staff mobility Impact at individual and institutional level – capacity building of third-country HEIs to manage international projects

52 52 Action 2 in the UK 200720082009 Coordinator11 Partner386 19 UK HEIs involved in Action 2 (ECW) projects

53 53 Erasmus Mundus website http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/index_en.php Infoday site (with presentations and videos) http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/events/infoday_2010_en.php


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