The Project Office would like to inform you that the fourth call for proposals under Tempus IV has been published on 15 October 2010 with a deadline for submission of applications on the 15 February 2010.
Tempus is the European Union’s Programme which supports the modernization of higher education in the Partner Countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region, mainly through university cooperation projects.
It also aims to promote voluntary convergence of Partner Country higher education systems with EU developments in the field of higher education such as the Lisbon agenda and the Bologna process . In addition to institutional cooperation Tempus also promotes a "people to people" approach.
Tempus provides support to consortia of institutions composed mainly of universities or university associations.
Further information as well as official announcement of the Call for Proposal and the application guidelines can be found on the following links:
The Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan invites scholars from selected countries to apply for a professional development award for a duration of 3-4 weeks in the USA.
Proposals from any field of research are eligible.
Further information in the brochure attached to this e-mail.
Application forms and additional information may be obtained from:
In framework of the UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Programme the Japanese Government is offering 20 research fellowships.
Fellowships are provided for research in the following fields:
- environment-ecology (special focus on water),
- inter-cultural dialog,
- information and communication technologies,
- peaceful conflict resolution.
Candidates have to submit their application documents until 01. of December 2010. to the address:
Ministarstvo civilnih poslova BiH
DrÅ¾avna komisija za UNESCO
Trg BiH 1
71 000 Sarajevo
with the notification: UNESCO – KEIZO OBUCHI – Research Fellowship Programme, Prijava za dodjelu stipendija
Complete information and application forms can be obtained at the following link:
Budget for the call:
EUR 15 200 000
Short introduction to the programme / what is it about? How may WBC participate?:
This action aims at fostering structured cooperation between European and third-country higher education institutions through the promotion of mobility at all level of studies for students (undergraduate and masters), doctoral candidates, researchers, academic and administrative staff (not all regions and lots may include all mobility flows).
The Erasmus Mundus programme's overall aim is to promote European higher education, to help improve and enhance the career prospects of students and to promote intercultural understanding through ooperation with third countries, in accordance with EU external policy objectives in order to contribute to the sustainable development of third countries in the field of higher education.
The programme's specific objectives are:
— to promote structured cooperation between higher education institutions and an offer of enhanced quality in higher education with a distinct European added value, attractive both within the European Union and beyond its borders, with a view to creating centres of excellence,
— to contribute to the mutual enrichment of societies by developing the qualifications of women/men so that they possess appropriate skills, particularly as regards the labour market, and are open-minded and internationally experienced through promoting mobility for the most talented students and academics from third countries to obtain qualifications and/or experience in the European Union and for the most talented European students and academics towards third countries,
— to contribute towards the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of higher education institutions in third countries through increased mobility streams between the European Union and third countries,
— to improve accessibility and enhance the profile and visibility of European higher education in the world as well as its attractiveness for third country nationals and citizens of the Union.
Action 2 — Erasmus Mundus Partnerships (EMA2) is divided into two strands:
- Erasmus Mundus Action 2 - STRAND 1 - Partnerships with countries covered by the ENPI, DCI, EDF and IPA instruments
- Erasmus Mundus Action 2 - STRAND 2 - Partnerships with countries and territories covered by the Industrialized Country Instrument (ICI)
The project will involve the organisation and implementation of student and staff mobility at all levels of higher education, 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. Organisation of mobility; Individual mobility for students and staff. The organisation of mobility activities aims at creating optimal conditions, through quality support measures, for students and staff to undertake periods of study/placement teaching/research/training at partner universities in other participating countries.
More details on the call: Major information on administrative issues (e.g. type of entities which are eligible, consortium structure, budget for the call, etc. (a. 1000 characters):
The minimum partnership will be constituted of:
Five European higher education institutions (HEIs) having awarded an Erasmus Charter from at least three European Union Member States plus;
In order to ensure sound management of the partnership by the applicant, the maximum size of the partnership is limited to 20 partners.
At least one Higher Education Institution (HEI) from each country in the corresponding lot.
1. Be a legal person ("legal entity");
2. Be a university or higher education institution. In order to be eligible as a higher education institution, applicants must provide courses at the undergraduate, graduate and/or doctoral level of higher education leading to a qualification recognised by the competent authorities in their own country; they may be called a “University” or bear some other relevant name (e.g. “Polytechnic”, “College”, “Institute”, etc). Please note that (branches of ) third-country HEIs located in eligible European countries or branches of European HEIs located in third countries are not considered as eligible applicants;
3. Be directly responsible for the management of the activities with their partners, not acting as an intermediary;
4. Have been awarded an Erasmus Charter before the date of publication of the Call.
Further information on the programme; http://eacea.ec.europa.eu
International Burch University
07. 10. 2010
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Research has published a series of calls for proposals under the 'Cooperation', 'Capacities', 'People' and 'Ideas' Programmes of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
The calls come under a wide variety of themes and topics, including:
- food, agriculture and fisheries,
- 'Future Internet',
- 'the ocean of tomorrow',
- information and communication technologies (ICT),
- automotive-related topics, including ICT, green technology and power storage technologies,
- joint initiatives with third countries, such as Russia and Japan,
- strengthening cooperation with Europe's neighbours and joint science and technology centers in third countries,
- nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies;
- buildings and energy efficiency,
- the GALILEO satellite system,
- ecological innovation,
- international staff exchanges, Marie Curie Initial Training Networks, Marie Curie Industry-Academia pathways,
- Starting Independent Researcher Grants,
- Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs)
- security research,
- building regional research potential,
- research benefitting small and medium enterprises,
- science and society,
- socio-economic sciences and humanities,
- future and emerging technologies.
We would like to draw your attention to the “„FP7-REGPOT-2011-1: Unlocking and developing the Research Potential of research entities established in the EU´s Convergence Regions and Outermost regions“since it is specifically oriented towards EU's convergence regions which include Bosnia and Herzegovina. Direct link for this call is; http://cordis.europa.eu/
The budgets vary from call to call as do conditions for eligibility and deadlines.
To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address: