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August 12, 2008

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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.

April 7, 2008
» Overseas Research Student Awards 2008

To be eligible to apply for the award, students must be currently a self funding overseas student paying the oveseas tuition fee rate at the University of Glamorgan. Closing date for application is Friday 7 March 2008. The award is offered on a competitive basis to a student of outstanding merit and be able to demonstrate excellent research potential. The award will cover the difference between the tuition fee for UK/EU full time students and the fee for Overseas students, so the successful student will be charged at the UK/EU rate. The award will commence at the beginning of academic session 2008/09 and will continue; whilst studying on a full time basis and will be subject to satisfactory academic progress - for a maximum period of 3 years or until the research is completed. Further information on the award and the application form can be found on the handbooks and forms section of the research pages or alternatively contact the Research Office. email: researchoffice@glam.ac.uk. closing date is Friday 7 March 2008.