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September 8, 2010

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Summary: PMI2 are pleased to invite joint proposals from UK and US higher education institutions to develop partnerships. Funds are intended to stimulate the growth of a new variety of UK-US strategic partnerships between HEIs or for the growing of UK-US cooperation involving HEIs in third countries.

The aims of the UK-US New Partnership Fund are to:
  • - Grow mutually beneficial partnerships between UK and US HEIs.
  • - Provide opportunities to deepen and broaden existing co-operation between UK and US HEIs.
  • - Introduce new HE institutions to UK-US partnerships including from a greater diversity of locations in both countries.
  • - Pilot new UK and US partnerships in third countries.
  • - Build the basis for future sustainable partnerships between the collaborating institutions.
  • - Strengthen the skills of higher education staff in both countries in developing and delivering partnerships.

There are two strands for which proposals are welcome:

Strand 1) Strategic partnerships

A strategic partnership is one that is broad-based and encompasses a range of collaborative activities. These might involve a combination of two or more of the following:

- Developing student, staff and researcher mobility: including for US study abroad students, UK student mobility, researcher, faculty and academic exchanges

- New research co-operation, particularly interdisciplinary

- Collaborative degrees and other approaches to learning and teaching, (including dual, joint and double degrees)

Strand 2) Multi-Country Partnerships

There is a need to stimulate the development of new partnerships between UK and US HEIs that involve another country (these partnerships could be for research cooperation, learning and teaching, student exchange and joint or dual degrees). Innovative proposals are invited that might involve any country as a member of the partnership.

Subject priorities

Priority will be given to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical science disciplines; however they also welcome proposals that introduce innovative, including inter-disciplinary, approaches.

Need a partner?

Some US institutions have identified themselves as looking for partner institutions in the UK through the British Council’s Register of Interest. Profiles of these US Higher Education Institutions are available to download: US partner list

Sum: UK-US New Partnership Fund is intended to be for pump-priming and is limited to a maximum of £20,000 per project.

Deadline: 1730 GMT on 31 October 2010.

Funder Link: PMI2 Opportunities

Any application for external funding requires the completion of an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form, to create a form please visit EFAS

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.

August 12, 2008

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» International Mobility of UK Students

Funding Source: Prime Ministers Initiative (PMI2)

Summary:

Encouraging UK students to take up overseas study opportunities is a key component of the UK’s internationalisation agenda. PMI2 are pleased to invite proposals from UK Higher Education Institutions and related organisations interested in developing and piloting the delivery of international study opportunities for UK undergraduate and postgraduate students. You are invited to bid for PMI2 support funding for one year in the first instance. Continuation funding will be awarded to those projects that are able to demonstrate success, including a potentially sustainable model. Projects will be evaluated and then continuation funding may be offered on a reducing amount over a period of 3 years.

In this call for bids, PMI2 would particularly favour proposals for Malaysia, China, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and Japan. Proposals from other PMI2 eligible countries (Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka) will be considered as second tier. PMI2 welcome innovative ideas for the programmes which could include elements of:

• Introduction to national culture, languages, social and political economy;

• Introduction to the national education system;

• Attendance on part of regular programme in an HE institution;

• Project related work whilst in the country – varying according to the UK student background.

• Commercial/business visits or attachments.

• Design and organise focused programmes for groups of UK students in appropriate sized groups: a minimum of 5, although larger groups are encouraged;

• Visits must be a minimum of 1 month’s duration;

Sum: Finances available will be up to a max. of £800 per student on each visit; these funds can be used to contribute to travel, accommodation and living costs. A student contribution is desired.

Deadline: 10 October 2008

Funder Link: PMI2

Scheme Link: International Mobility of UK Students

If you are interested in applying please contact the Research Office for an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form or call ext. 3713.

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.

April 9, 2008

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» Call for Proposals: Industrialised Countries Instrument Education Cooperation Programme (ICI ECP)

Funding Source: European Commission

The European Commission has launched together with the governments of Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea, a new multi-country call for proposals.

The objective of this call is to support international curriculum development projects that involve short term mobility between the EU and the partner ICI countries not necessarily related to award of a joint or dual/double degree. Consortia applying for projects under this call are formed by at least 3 institutions from the EU and 2 institutions from a given partner country. Selected consortia will set up a framework for student mobility whereby EU students will typically spend one semester in the partner country institution and vice versa with full recognition of the study period abroad by the home institution. Support includes mobility grants for students and members of the academic and administrative staff (“faculty”).

Funding

The budget available from the EU side for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 2.5m. It is anticipated that funding will be provided for 4-5 EU-Australia projects, 2-3 EU-Japan projects, 1 EU-New Zealand project, and 1-2 EU-Korea projects. The maximum amount of funding on the EU side will be EUR 425,000 for a 3-year Joint Mobility project involving 4 or more EU partner institutions. The duration for Joint Mobility Projects is 3 years.

Deadline: 6 June 2008

Funder Link: European Commission

Scheme Link: ICI ECP

If you are interested in applying please contact the Research Office for an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form or call ext. 3713.

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.