The European Union will invest further €10 million in projects to promote student and staff mobility in Africa under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme. The fourth Call for proposals was published on 19 February 2020 with a deadline for submission of applications on 19 May 2020.
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission published on 19 February 2020 the fourth Call for proposals under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme. The Agency is responsible for managing the programme in collaboration with the African Union Commission and under the supervision of the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission.
The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme supports higher education cooperation between countries in Africa. It provides financial support to partnerships of African higher education institutions (HEIs) for the organisation and the implementation within African countries of student mobility in high quality master and doctoral programmes, as well as of staff mobility for teaching, training and research assignments. The overall objective of the scheme is to enhance human capital development in Africa. More specifically, it aims to increase the employability of students, improve the quality and relevance of higher education in Africa and to strengthen the modernisation and internationalisation of African higher education institutions.
The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme is set up under the Pan-African Programme based on the experience of the Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme. Twenty-one projects were selected between 2016 and 2019 as a result of the three Intra-Africa Calls for proposals so far.
The recently published fourth Call for proposals is open to HEIs from Africa. Applications must be submitted to EACEA in accordance with the conditions and timetable defined in the Call for proposals EACEA/07/2020. The Lead applicant institution submits the application on behalf of the partnership, which must be composed of minimum 4 and maximum 6 African HEIs (including the Lead applicant). In addition, a HEI from the EU, holding an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, must be included in the partnership as technical partner. Each project budget is between €1 and 1.4 million. The deadline for submission of applications is 19 May 2020 at 17:00 Brussels Time.
The selected projects will receive a grant to cover the costs of the organisation of the mobility flows and the scholarships to be awarded to the selected students and staff.
A web-streaming information session will take place on 17 March 2020 to explain the opportunities offered by the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme and in particular its fourth Call for proposals. To follow the web-streaming: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/
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Call for proposals EACEA/07/2020