Call for Application for Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility - KA107

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About the Erasmus+ Program

The European Commission has established an initiative program called Erasmus+. The program is to fund mobilities among EU countries and between EU countries and Partner Countries from the rest of the world. This program has been set up for the period 2014-2020 and, a new call for proposals will be open every year in order to promote socio-economic changes, the key challenges that Europe will be facing until the end of the decade, and to support the fulfilment of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion.

Although the Erasmus program was initially earmarked only to the Program Countries (EU), in 2015, for the first time, part of the EU funding was allocated for mobility actions between Program Countries and Partner Countries. In this regard, the Erasmus+ Program is planned to support efforts of Program Countries to efficiently use the potential of Europe’s human talent and social capital, while confirming the principle of lifelong learning by linking support to formal, non-formal and informal learning throughout the education, training and youth fields. The program also enhances the opportunities for cooperation and mobility with Partner Countries, notably in the fields of higher education and youth.

 

General Information

This call for applications is made in accordance with the framework of Erasmus+ Key Action 1 Mobility Projects in the Field of Education, Training and Youth between Program and Partner Countries. This action aims to contribute to the cooperation between the EU and eligible Partner Countries and reflects the EU external action objectives, priorities and principles.

This Erasmus+ Action 1 project between the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) provides an opportunity for PhD students and teaching staff to spend a period at USC (Spain) for study/teaching and receive a grant as a contribution to their costs for travel and subsistence.

In accordance with this agreement, the home university (TUMS) will fully recognize all learning activities and courses which are successfully completed. The home universities will be responsible for announcing this call, selecting students and sending them to USC (including preparation, monitoring and recognition related to the mobility period).

Applicants are expected to carefully read all the information before proceeding to fulfill and submit their applications.

 

  1. Students
    1. Type of Mobility, Number of Grants and Duration

      Under this Mobility and for this call, two TUMS PhD students are able to study at USC (Spain) for three months. After the mobility phase, the students return to the sending institution (TUMS) to complete their studies and get recognition for the obtained credits.

    2. Admission Requirements

      All TUMS PhD students at Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health, Advanced Technologies in Medicine, and Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, are welcome to apply for this position. The USC International Centre for Doctorate and Advanced Studies (CIEDUS) has established which PhD Programmes are open to doctorate students from Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) partner universities. Applicants have to apply to do their research only in the research topics published in this link.

    3. Application

      The candidates shall hand their application request and the required documents to the International Relations Office of the above mentioned TUMS Schools by December 14th, 2019.

      Required Documents

      • CV

      • Motivation Letter

      • An English language proficiency certificate (at least B1)

      • A Spanish language proficiency certificate (recommended)

      • A proof of your scientific, research, social and cultural activities (recommended)

    4. Evaluation and Selection of Applications

      The selection process at TUMS will meet the following criteria:

      1. Average grade

      2. Academic performance

      3. Language competencies

      4. Letter of Motivation

      5. Other social and volunteering experiences

    5. Funding

      The grants offered to students in the Erasmus+ Mobility between Program and Partner Countries are merely a contribution to bearing the additional cost of the stay abroad and do not cover all the expenses.

      The Erasmus+ ICM Key Action (KA) 107 programme will pay the grantee an amount of 850 €/month for the duration of mobility to the USC. With this money, the grantee will have to pay for accommodation, meals and other expenses. If the mobility is for three months (only PhD students), the grantee has to be present at USC for three complete months. If leaving one day before, he/she will not be complying with Erasmus regulation and should pay back all the grant.

      The grantee will also receive a single and fix payment for travel expenses once arrived at USC, calculated according to the distance between TUMS and the USC appearing below. You can calculate the distance in the Distance Calculator here.

      Between 500 and 1999 km

      € 275

      Between 2000 and 2999 km

      € 360

      Between 3000 and 3999 km

      € 530

      Between 4000 and 7999 km

      € 820

  2. Teaching Staff

    1. Type of Mobility, Number of Grants and Duration

      Under this mobility and for this call, two TUMS teaching staff are able to teach at USC (Spain) for one week.

    2. Admission Requirements

      All TUMS teaching staff at Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health, Advanced Technologies in Medicine, and Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, are welcome to apply for this position.

    3. Application

      Teaching Staff candidates are required to contact a USC professor in the same academic field, present a week´s workplan to and obtain her/his written acceptance. The second step is to submit a fully documented application, exclusively via the online application platform:  http://www.usc.es/ka107/admin/ by December 14th, 2019.

      You may find a guide for the Online Application Tool here.

      You may find the list of professors and researchers of USC here.

      Required Documents:

      • Invitation Letter (from a USC professor)

      • CV

      • Mobility Agreement

      • Proof of Employment

    4. Evaluation and Selection of Applications

      1. CV

      2. Proposed work plan

      3. Language level (at least B1 English and A2 Spanish)

    5. Funding

      The grants offered in the Erasmus+ Mobility between Program and Partner Countries are merely a contribution to bearing the additional cost of the stay abroad and do not cover all the expenses.

      The Erasmus+ ICM KA 107 programme will pay the teaching staff an amount of 160 €/day for the duration of mobility to the USC. With this money, the grantee will have to pay for accommodation, meals and other expenses. Beneficiaries are responsible for contracting their travel arrangements, insurance cover, and visa expenses.

      Teaching staff will also receive a single and fix payment for travel expenses once arrived at USC, calculated according to the distance between TUMS and USC appearing below. You can calculate the distance in the Distance Calculator here.

      Between 500 and 1999 km

      275 €

      Between 2000 and 2999 km

      360 €

      Between 3000 and 3999 km

      530 €

      Between 4000 and 7999 km

      820 €

      8000 km or more

      1500 €

 

Important Notes:

  1. All Applicants (students and staff) may refer to this link for more information regarding health insurance, visa, travel and accommodation.

  2. All Applicants (students and staff) have to apply for the visa; USC will send the acceptance letter in due time for this purpose.

  3. All Applicants (students and staff) shall fill in the Survey established by USC and TUMS.

  4. Grantees must have a Learning Agreement (for students) / Staff Mobility Agreement (for teaching staff) signed by home (TUMS) and host universities (USC), before starting the mobility period. These agreements define the target learning outcomes for the learning period abroad, specify the formal recognition provisions and list the rights and obligations of each party.

  5. Students will start their mobility in the spring semester of Academic Year 2020-2021.

  6. Students have to attend the lectures as approved in the learning agreement of the research program, and commit himself/herself to inform the host and home universities, in case of an earlier departure.

 

Contact Us for More Information:

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you may need further information.

Project Coordinator: Ms. Malihe Alaeddini

Tel.: (+98 21) 8880 0332

Email: dira_gsia@tums.ac.ir

Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

Last Update At : 26 November 2019