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ERASMUS MUNDUS - Call for proposals 2012

  1. 1. Call for Proposals 2012EACEA 42/11How to complete your application 1
  2. 2. What is the Call for Proposals?• Annual Calls for Proposals and selections are managed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (the Agency) on behalf of the European Commission• Call 42/11 launched December 2011• Deadline for Proposals: 30 April 2012• Assessment by independent experts• Selection to be completed by July 2012This tutorial will help you compile your Proposal 2
  3. 3. Actions and ApplicantsAction 1 Action 2 Action 3Joint Masters Partnerships Promotionaland Doctoral projectsProgrammes Partnership of EU HEIs and HEIs from a Consortium ofConsortium of EU specific organisations fromhigher education region/country higher educationinstitutions (HEIs); sector from EU andmay also include Offers staff & student outside EUnon-EU HEIs mobility to partner institutions with Promotes EuropeanManages an scholarships higher education andintegrated study internationalprogramme with cooperationscholarships 3
  4. 4. Contents1. Key documents2. Action 1 Joint Programmes3. Action 2 Partnerships4. Action 3 Promotion Projects5. More information – further questions? 4
  5. 5. Key Documents for the Call:1 - Programme Guide• Lists programme objectives, activities, eligibility criteria, conditions for support• For use with documents for each Call for Proposals documents, Guidelines for Applicants (Action 2) and Application Forms and Instructions• Latest edition December 2011 (valid for 2012 Call) 5
  6. 6. Key Documents for the Call:2 - Call for Proposals in Official Journal• Brief programme description• Budget and number of projects to be selected in 2012• Summary of award criteria• Priorities under Action 3• Submission deadlines 6
  7. 7. For Action 2 only:Specific guidelines• Lists geographical lots• Budget per lot  minimum mobility flows• Thematic priorities (disciplines)• Specific criteria for partners/partnerships• Types of mobility funded and duration 7
  8. 8. The Call for Proposals on the Web 8
  9. 9. Specific Information on the Call for Proposals call_eacea_42_11_informations_guidance_en.php 9
  10. 10. Action 1 Joint Programmes: Submitting a Proposal 10
  11. 11. Action 1 Joint ProgrammesAn Erasmus Mundus Masters Course or Joint Doctorate…• is developed and delivered by a consortium of higher education institutions (HEIs)• must involve at least three European HEIs and may involve non-EU HEIs• includes study in at least two European HEIs• awards full-study scholarships + scholar grants• receives EU funding for scholarships and management• provides a joint degree/multiple degrees Current Call aims to select up to 38 Masters Courses and 10 Joint Doctorates 11
  12. 12. Joint Programmes: the eForm Other documents eForm (a fill-in pdf)• Part A: Identification of the Award criteria responses applicant and other partners (.doc)• Part B: Organisation and Declaration on Honour activities (signed & scanned)• Part C: Summary data and description of the project Other annexes• Part D: Technical capacity Not for additional information.• Part E: Degree-awarding Only to provide evidence summary ! Maximum total size annexes: 5MB Final eForm available in March 2012: check Call for Proposals page 12
  13. 13. Masters Courses: Award Criteria• A1. Academic quality – course content (30%)• A2. Course integration (25%)• A3. Course management, visibility and sustainability (20%)• A4. Students’ services and facilities (15%)• A5. Quality assurance and evaluation (10%) 13
  14. 14. Joint Doctorates: Award Criteria• B1. Academic and research quality (25%)• B2. Partnership experience and composition (25%)• B3. European integration and functioning of the programme (20%)• B4. Provisions for candidates awarded a fellowship (15%)• B5. Management, sustainability and quality assurance (15%) 14
  15. 15. Joint Programmes: Submit your Proposal• eForm must be submitted in the on-line system by 12:00 (midday) CET on 30 April 2012• Paper copies not required• E-mailed version to Agency not required• Electronic version of eForm and annexes must be e-mailed to relevant National Structures• Summary sheet not required 15
  16. 16. Action 2 Partnerships:Submitting a Proposal 16
  17. 17. Action 2 Partnerships• Partnerships between higher education institutions (HEIs) from EU + non-EU HEIs from a specific region• Emphasise cooperation, transfer of know-how• Scholarships of varying lengths (3 months to 3 years) for academic disciplines offered by HEIs in the partnership• Bachelor, Masters, Doctorate, Post-Doctorate students + HEI staff (training, teaching, research) Current Call aims to select 53 partnerships 17
  18. 18. Action 2 Application Form• Part A - Identification of applicant and other organisations • Official name and address(es) • Structure, aims and activities of the organisation• Part B - Description of the project • Title, partners and brief description of the proposal • Grant amount requested • Type and number of individual mobility • Thematic fields covered• Part C - Technical capacity of applicant consortium • List of related projects/activities• Part D - Declaration on Honour • Signed by the legal representative of the applicant organisation 18
  19. 19. Action 2 Application FormAnnex 1: Award Criteria and Timetable • Proposals are assessed by experts in line with award criteria • Explain how your project meets these criteria • Provide an indicative timetable for activities 19
  20. 20. Action 2 Award Criteria: Strand 11. Relevance (25%)2. Quality (65% total) – 2.1. Partnership composition and cooperation mechanisms (20%) – 2.2. Organisation and implementation of mobility (25%) – 2.3. Student/staff facilities and follow-up (20%)3. Sustainability (10%) 20
  21. 21. Action 2 Award Criteria: Strand 21. Relevance (25%)2. Contribution to excellence (25%)3. Quality (50% total) – 3.1. Partnership composition and cooperation mechanisms (15%) – 3.2. Organisation and implementation of mobility (20%) – 3.3. Student/staff facilities and follow-up (15%) 21
  22. 22. Action 2 Application Form:Other annexes• Annex 2. Budget (Excel sheet)• Annex 3. Partnership statement signed by all partners• Annex 4. Project summary sheet for publication on EACEA website• Annex 5. Bank account form• Annex 6: Legal entity form 22
  23. 23. Action 2: Submit your Proposal• On paper in triplicate – original with original signature plus two copies (date of postmark counts)AND• By e-mail (by 30 April 2012, 23.59) to: 23
  24. 24. Action 3 Promotion Projects: Submitting a Proposal 24
  25. 25. Action 3 Promotion Projects• Support transnational initiatives, events, studies, and other projects that: – promote European higher education – tackle issues of international higher education cooperation: • in specific geographical areas • in particular academic disciplines • relating to higher education management• EU funding for up to 75% of project costs Current Call aims to select 6 Promotion Projects 25
  26. 26. Action 3 Application Form (parts A-D)• Part A. Identification of applicant and partners• Part B. Organisation and activities Part A and B have to be filled in for the applicant and each partner• Part C. Project identification – C1: Project title – C2: Priority area covered – C3: Duration – C4: Summary description of the project – C5: Detailed project description (award criteria responses)• Part D. Budget 26
  27. 27. Action 3 Award Criteria1. Relevance to Erasmus Mundus Programme (25%)2. Expected impact to enhance attractiveness of European higher education worldwide (25%)3. Dissemination of results and experiences, quality assurance, sustainability and exploitation of results (15%)4. Consortium composition and cooperation mechanisms (15%)5. Work plan and budget (20%) 27
  28. 28. Action 3 Application Form: Budget• Indication of total budget and EU grant requested (max 75% of total budget)• Composition of the partnership contribution• Staff costs• Travel and subsistence• Equipment• Subcontracting• Conferences-Seminars: • Organisation costs • Travel and subsistence costs of participants and speakers • Interpreters • Speaker fees• Other direct costs• Indirect costs (max 7% of direct costs) 28
  29. 29. Action 3 Application Form (Parts E-M, Annexes)• Part E: Work Plan• Part F: CVs of persons responsible in each partner• Part G: Letters of endorsement, Declarations on Honour from partner organisations (see Annex 1)• Part H: Legal status documentation• Part I: Financial identification• Part J: Privacy statement and information• Part K: Checklist• Part L: Declaration on Honour by the legal representative of the applicant organisation• Annex 1: Model Declaration on Honour by partner organisation• Annex 2: Budget (Excel file) 29
  30. 30. Action 3: Submit your Proposal• 3 paper copies to be posted to the Agency (1 original + 2 copies) AND• An electronic copy to be e-mailed to: 30
  31. 31. More information Programme Guide Calls for Proposals FAQs Good practice Selected projects Partner search Beneficiaries’ space 31
  32. 32. Questions on the Call?Erasmus Mundus 32