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Erasmus+ funding applications for staff now open

Apr 17, 2019

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Erasmus+ applications for staff now open

We are delighted to announce that it is now possible to apply for Erasmus+ funding for job shadowing, teaching and training activities. 

Who can apply?

Erasmus+ funding is available to academic colleagues for either teaching or training activities, and to professional services staff colleagues for training only. Please note that funding is not available to agency, temporary or hourly-paid members of staff.

All applications must meet the objectives of the International Delivery Plan (available on request) and demonstrate the following international aims.

1       Global Impact

2       Growth and Diversification

3       Global Citizenship

There must also be evidence of the staff or student benefit and how the opportunity will support the institutional ICZ agenda (https://www.salford.ac.uk/icz). 

Where can I go?

Teaching activities can take place at an HEI (Higher Education Institution) holding an ‘Erasmus Charter for Higher Education’ accreditation as well as an Inter-Institutional Agreement with our University. You can find a definitive list of our partners at https://beta.salford.ac.uk/go-abroad/our-partnerships. At this current time, this is not a call for new Erasmus+ partnerships and therefore all applications must be for current institutional partnership agreements if your application consists of a teaching element.

Unlike teaching activities, training activities can take place at either one of our Erasmus+ partner Institutions or an Institution within one of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries we don’t currently have an agreement with. For a full list of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries, please visit: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/participating-countries. Please note that the chosen host university must hold an ‘Erasmus Charter for Higher Education’ accreditation.

Training activities can also take place in a public or private organisation active in the fields of education and training within one of the Erasmus+ Programme countries.

Please be aware that Erasmus+ funding does not cover conferences.

Several universities also offer International Staff Training Weeks which offer an opportunity to follow a fixed training programme and benefit from opportunities to meet with colleagues from other universities in related fields at the same time. More details can be found here: http://staffmobility.eu/staff-week-search

Applications

17 April – Applications open

5 May – Applications to be submitted to the International Mobility team via the online application form at https://myadvantage.salford.ac.uk/Form.aspx?id=703385 – applications must be supported with written approval from ADI and invitation letter from host organisation

w/c 6 May – Applications are reviewed by a panel

w/c 13 May – Successful applications are approved by relevant ADI or Head of Department

16 May – Successful applicants to be notified and departure arrangements can be made from this date onwards

27 May – First date of departure for successful applicants

The mobility can take place at any stage between 27 May and 15 September

The minimum duration of the mobility must be two working days and teaching staff are required to teach a minimum of eight hours per week or any shorter period of stay.

For all applications, note that staff are responsible for setting up their own programme. All staff members are also required to upload an official invitation letter or email from their hosting Institution/Organisation.

Applications will be assessed by an impartial panel compromising of academic colleagues and professional services staff members.

All applications are subject to approval from the staff member’s Associate Dean International or Head of Department.

Finance

How much am I entitled to? - You can find the Erasmus+ allowances at https://beta.salford.ac.uk/go-abroad/erasmus-staff (these may be subject to change). However, as per as per the University of Salford’s travel policy, all staff members are entitled to claim reimbursement of travel expenses based on OSR rates - please see https://www.salford.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/1844166/Staff-Travel-and-Expenses-Policy-April-2019.pdf.

Depending on your chosen destination, OSR rates might be higher or lower than your Erasmus daily subsistence grant. If the daily allowance you are entitled to based on OSR rates is lower than the Erasmus daily subsistence grant, you can NOT claim more than the OSR rate (the remaining Erasmus grant will go into the school/department’s budget code you have indicated on your Agresso travel request). If the Erasmus daily subsistence grant is higher than the OSR rate, your school/department will have to pay for the discrepancy through the budget code indicated on Agresso. It is vital that all applicants outline the approximate costings of their mobility based on OSR rates. Please note that there are no staff back fill arrangements available for anyone who chooses to apply for this programme.

How can I make my travel arrangements? Once we confirm if your application has been successful and the amount of the Erasmus+ grant you are entitled to, you will be able to put a travel request through Agresso based on OSR rates. On this, you will have to indicate your school’s or department’s budget code for travels. If you are unsure, please ask your Line Manager.

How and when will I receive the Erasmus+ grant? Once you come back and you claim your expenses, your school/department will be reimbursed by the amount you have been allocated via Erasmus+. Please ensure you claim your expenses within three months of your return.

Conditions of participation

Staff whose applications are successful must complete the required Erasmus documentation in order to receive the grant funds.

Prior to departure:

- A grant agreement (this is provided after an application is successful)

- An Erasmus+ staff training or teaching agreement that has to be signed in advance of the mobility by all parties

On return:

- Documentary evidence of the duration of the mobility period signed by the host organisation. The host HEI must confirm the activity undertaken along with the start and end dates

- Online mobility report (staff will receive automatic invite from the European Commission)

- Case study based on the experience

For more information, please visit https://beta.salford.ac.uk/go-abroad/erasmus-staff. Any queries can be submitted to a.poti@salford.ac.uk

Please note that future participation of the UK in the Erasmus+ scheme is dependent on the outcome of Brexit. For more information, please visit https://www.salford.ac.uk/askus/work-and-careers/career-advice/work-and-international-students/eu-referendum