The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency is promoting the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2016, which closes on 15 June 2016.
If you have links with universities in Africa, one of whom would be required to act as the main applicant and co-ordinator, then this call may be of interest to you. Each application should include four to six African partners (including the lead) and a technical partner from the EU.
From the call documentation:
The overall objective of the programme is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and highly qualified professional manpower in Africa.
The programme’s specific objective is to improve the skills and competences of students and staff through enhanced intra-African mobility. Strengthening cooperation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa will increase access to quality education and will encourage and enable African students to undertake postgraduate studies in the African continent. Furthermore, mobility of staff (academic and administrative) will enhance the international cooperation capacity of HEIs in Africa.
More specifically the programme aims to:
(a) contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation and harmonisation of programmes and curricula within participating institutions;
(b) enable students, academics and staff to benefit linguistically, culturally and professionally from the experience gained in the context of mobility to another African country.
Each grant will amount to between EUR 1,000,000 (minimum grant size) and EUR 1,500,000 (maximum grant size)
The submission deadline for the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme is 15 June 2016 at 12.00 (noon), Central European Time.
N.B. If you are considering being a partner with an African HEI for this call, you will still need to contact RKEO to ensure that internal approvals are completed. Please contact Emily Cieciura, RKEO’s Research Facilitator: EU & International or your Faculty’s Funding Development Officer well before the closing date.