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Erasmus Mundus Call for Proposals 2010. UK Erasmus Mundus II Workshop, London, 27 January 2010 Adrian Veale Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. Erasmus Mundus aims. Promote European higher education Improve and enhance students’ career prospects

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erasmus mundus call for proposals 2010
Erasmus MundusCall for Proposals 2010

UK Erasmus Mundus II Workshop,

London, 27 January 2010

Adrian Veale

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

erasmus mundus aims
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
slide4

Erasmus Mundus – the policy context

Promotion

of European

Higher

Education

Lisbon 

Europe 2020

Bologna

Erasmus Mundus

Programme

Improved

career prospects

of students

Promote

intercultural

understanding

EU

External Relation

Policies

one programme three actions
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
em call for proposals 2010
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
erasmus mundus programme guide
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)
erasmus mundus programme guide what s new
Erasmus Mundus Programme Guide – what’s 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
erasmus mundus guidelines action 2
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
erasmus mundus call for proposals official journal
Erasmus Mundus Call for Proposals (Official Journal)
  • Brief programme description
  • Targets and/or budget per Action
  • Summary of award criteria
  • Submission deadlines
call for proposals on the web
Call for Proposals on the web

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/funding/2010/call_eacea_29_09_en.php

action 113
Action 1
  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Courses
  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programmes
  • Full-study scholarships for non-EU and EU students and academics
action 1 facts figures so far
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
em call 2010 action 1
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
emmc emjd main features
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
emmc emjd main features17
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
emmcs emjds common features
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
emmcs specific features
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
emmc award criteria
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
emjd main features
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
emjd main features23
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.
emjd main features24
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
emjd award criteria
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
action 1 selection process
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
action 1 selection process28
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
action 1 selection process29
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
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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

key aspects of a good proposal
COHERENT

SIMPLE

EVIDENCE-BASED

CLEAR

EXPLICIT

RIGOROUS

TO THE POINT

COMPLETE

Key aspects of a good proposal
key words or key qualities
Key words or key qualities

INTEGRATION

INSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENT

ADDED VALUE

INNOVATION

QUALITY ASSURANCE

SUSTAINABILITY

EMPLOYABILITY

VISIBILITY

action 1 in the uk
Action 1 in the UK

53 UK HEIs involved in EMMCs 5 UK HEIs involved inin EMJDs

action 2 partnerships
Action 2 - Partnerships
  • Large partnerships between higher education institutions in EU and third countries in a specific region
  • Countries / regions covered by the EU’s external co-operation instruments
  • Erasmus-style co-operation mechanisms, transfer of know-how
  • Definition of priorities according to the needs of third countries involved
action 2 mobility
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)
action 2 the external cooperation window legacy
Action 2 – the External Cooperation Window legacy
  • 63 partnerships managing 78 mobility schemes
  • Involving more than 750 HEIs
  • Implementing 13,500 mobility flows
em call 2010 action 2
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
em call 2010 action 239
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
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5

Action 2: Regions and Lots (Strand 1)

Budget (EUR) and min. scholarships

S. Med, E.Europe & Russia

33M, 1165 sch

W. Balkans

12M, 720 sch

3

1

ACP

6M, 200 sch

Middle East

3M, 100sch

3

1

1

1

1

1

5

1

Central Asian

Republics

9.75 M, 350 sch

5

1

Argentina

4.4M, 130sch

South Africa

4.8M, 150 sch

3

2

+

1

Asia Regional

24.75 M, 1100 sch

= n° of projects to be selected

n

IPA

DCI

EDF

ENPI

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Action 2: Regions and Lots (Strand 2)

US & CANEUR 1 m20 sch

JPN & KOREUR 1.5 m30 sch

GulfEUR 2.1 m50 sch

SE AsiaEUR 1.4 m35 sch

AUS & NZEUR 1.5 m30 sch

ICI

EUR 7.5M, 165 scholarships

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action 2 shape and finance
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
action 2 individual mobility
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
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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
action 2 common specific elements
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
action 2 award criteria strand 1
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%)

action 2 award criteria strand 2
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%)
action 2 selection process
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
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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
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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 Call’s thematic fields – though partner needs may differ
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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
action 2 in the uk
Action 2 in the UK

19 UK HEIs involved in Action 2 (ECW) projects

erasmus mundus website
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