Mobility Abroad

Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport for the years 2021–2027. The programme brings mobility opportunities also to teachers and staff.

Mobility for teachers and staff

The Erasmus+ programme offers the following opportunities for teachers and staff:

The mobility plan for the upcoming academic year, i.e. the number of outbound teachers and duration of mobilities, must be communicated by the Faculty to the UP IRO by the end of February. The selection procedure is held at the Dean's Office of the Faculty, contact person: Ing. Petra Nakládalová (e-mail: petra.nakladalova@upol.cz, phone: +420 585 632 015).

Teaching
With Erasmus+, opportunities are available to spend time teaching at an education institution abroad. Teaching assignments may be held only based on a valid bilateral agreement.During the mobility, the teacher must give instruction in the agreed field in the form of lectures, seminars, practical training and possibly also student consultation. The instruction should form part of the study programme of the receiving institution. A teaching activity has to comprise a minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week (or any shorter period of stay). The minimum duration is 2 days. Erasmus+ funds the days of teaching, including also one travel day before the activity and one travel day following the activity.

Training
Training can be held in organisations of various kind, including university centres. No format is prescribed, as the training may involve teaching/training assignments at a partner organisation, job shadowing, a course etc. The condition is to acquire new competence and skills applicable at home organisation. Participation in conferences is not considered a training activity. The minimum duration is 2 days. Erasmus+ funds the days of teaching, including also one travel day before the activity and one travel day following the activity.

More information can be found at the IRO website.

Offers and Information for Academic and Research Staff

Governmental Scholarships through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

The Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, with the support of international agreements, offers study and research sojourns in about 40 countries. These international agreements also contain stipulations on student and teacher exchange sojourns. This provides the basis for a certain number of scholarship places offered. The length of the sojourn, the number of available places and the requirements the applicants have to comply with are generally stipulated in the international (bilateral) agreements. These agreements provide the framework within which the scholarship sojourns are offered in the Czech Republic.

Scholarship sojourns are awarded in two different ways:

  • according to a quota for concrete host countries which the Czech Ministry issues for individual universities;
  • through competitive selection procedures in which students from all public universities can participate.

The list of available scholarship sojourns is accessible online at: www.dzs.cz/cz/akademicka-informacni-agentura/ (in Czech).

See also the information on the web of IRO UPOL.

Other Offers

AKTION

AKTION Czech Republic – Austria is a programme for funding bilateral cooperation in education and research at tertiary level. The programme AKTION was launched in 1992 as a joint programme of both countries’ Ministry of Education.

Two types of activities are supported:

  • individual – study stay scholarships and research scholarships for the stay in the second country and for participation in the summer language courses and summer schools.           
  • institutional – funding of cooperation projects of Czech and Austrian institutions in higher education; see the guidelines for project proposals’ submission, financing and conclusion.

Projects
Deadlines for submitting project proposals: April 15, September 15, and November 30. More information can be found on the programme website (in Czech).

Scholarships

  • Semester scholarships and short-term research scholarships
  • Scholarships for university teachers
  • Habilitation scholarships for post-docs

AKTION scholarships  are available for all citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, who are enrolled in a master or doctoral program, eventually are employed in eligible institutions in the Czech Republic (public universities according to the Annex No. 1. of the Universities Act no. 111/1988 Coll.).

Applications at: https://www.scholarships.at/

More information can be found on the programme website.

CEEPUS

CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies) is a central European university exchange programme focussing on regional cooperation within the network of universities.

Conditions:

  • scholarships are meant for full-time teachers,
  • you cannot apply for a scholarship to the country of your nationality,
  • no age limit,
  • obligation to teach at least 6 hours in 5 working days during the visit – your planned teaching/supervising assignments must be stated in the "Motivation" field of the application.

Our Faculty is currently not a member of any network, however, you can still apply as a "freemover". Freemover applicants are obliged to attach to the application one Freemover letter issued by a teacher from the host university. The document must be signed and stamped.

More information can be found on the programme website.

Visegrad Fund

The Fund is an international donor organization, established in 2000 by the governments of the Visegrad Group countries—Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to promote regional cooperation in the Visegrad region (V4) as well as between the V4 region and other countries, especially in the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership regions. 

It provides funding to a diverse range of activities in all areas of life. From small cross-border projects that strive to improve mutual understanding in the border areas to multilateral initiatives with potential to benefit people across the whole region.

It also offers wide range of study, research and exchange opportunities within the V4 region and internationally both for individuals and groups.

Find out more about the scholarship opportunities at the Visegrad Fund website.

EURAXESS

EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers. Backed by the European Union and its Member States, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world.

The EURAXESS site also contains information on possible funding (see https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/funding/search)

 More information on the EURAXESS portal

Global Seed Funds in the Czech Republic

Seed funds for the Czech Republic promote cutting-edge research collaborations and help to deepen partnerships between Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) faculty and researchers and their Czech counterparts.

More information to be found in the presentation or on the website.

The joint online applications are due on Monday, December 13, 2021!

Program Ulam (Poland)

Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange is pleased to announce its first programme for incoming researchers: The Ulam Programme. The Programme will help foreign researchers to develop their career by intensifying international mobility as well as will allow them to establish scientific cooperation with excellent host institutions in Poland. It gives an opportunity to recognized and promising scientists with at least the doctoral degree, to visit Poland in order to participate in their scientific activities, primarily research projects and didactics.

Therefore, we would like to ask you to help us in promoting activities that might include posting this information on your website, in the social media channels or via your newsletter. Full description of the call for proposals can be found at our website: https://nawa.gov.pl/en/scientists/program-im-ulama/call-for-proposals.

Should you have any additional questions we will be happy to provide the information.

Magdalena Kowalczyk, PhD
Chief Specialist
Department of Programmes for Scientist
magdalena.kowalczyk@nawa.gov.pl
Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange
40  Polna St. 00-635 Warsaw

Touring Scheme

The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s scheme to provide funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world. It supports Global Britain by providing an opportunity for UK organisations from the higher education, further education, vocational education and training and schools sectors to offer their students, learners and pupils life-changing experiences to study or work abroad.

More information to be found on the webpage of the Turing Scheme.  

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