Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme
The programme's objective is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and highly qualified professional manpower in Africa.
More specifically, the programme aims to:
- contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation and harmonisation of programmes and curricula within participating institutions;
- enable students, academics and staff to benefit linguistically, culturally and professionally from the experience gained in the context of mobility to another African country.
Eligible applicants and partnership composition:
Higher education institutions (HEIs) registered in Africa, that provide courses at postgraduate level (master level and/or doctorate degree) of higher education, recognised by the competent authorities in their own country. Only HEIs accredited by relevant national authorities in Africa are eligible. Branches of HEIs from outside Africa are not eligible.
The technical partner has to be a HEI from one of the EU Member States having been awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.
The partnership will be constituted of minimum four and maximum six African HEIs as partners (including the applicant) and one technical partner from the EU.
Eligible activities and duration
The project will entail the organisation and implementation of student and staff mobility in high quality master and doctoral programmes, as well as the provision of education/training and other services to foreign students and teaching/training and research assignments and other services to staff from the country(ies) covered by the project. Mobility must take place in one of the eligible countries covered by this call for proposals.
The duration of the project must be between 60 months.
The overall indicative amount made available under this Call for Proposals is EUR 9 900 000 allowing around 350 mobility flows.
Each grant will amount to between EUR 1 000 000 (minimum grant size) and EUR 1 400 000 (maximum grant size).
Deadline: 2 May 2017, at 12.00 noon CET.