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You can also search for staff training opportunities at Universities across Europe through IMOTION
There are also many opportunities for students to study and work overseas, with support from the Centre for Global Programmes. Please encourage your students to find out more about the global experiences available to them:
The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work and offers great opportunities for academic and administrative staff at Higher Education Institutions to teach or train elsewhere in Europe.
Staff mobility under the Erasmus+ Scheme is open to all staff employed by the University of York. Staff can carry out either teaching or training mobility, or a combined teaching/training programme.
Priority will be given to applicants who haven't been on an Erasmus+ mobility before and funding is only available for one teaching/training programme per year per applicant.
We are now considering applications for activities which will take place before 31st May 2020 on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, send a draft teaching/training programme to the Centre for Global Programmes (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 4 weeks before departure.
The following criteria must be complied with:
Please note a mobility to a conference is not eligible for funding.
Priority will be given to staff undertaking practical training, short secondments and job-shadowing.
Before your mobility:
Whilst you're there:
When you get back:
Once your teaching or training programme has been approved, the Centre for Global programmes will issue a grant agreement detailing the grant amount for travel and subsistence.
Please submit travel and subsistence expense claims with original receipts to your department - for further guidance please refer to the University travel and expenses policy. Please also provide copies of your travel tickets and receipts to the Centre for Global Programmes. Grants for travel and subsistence will be paid for receipted expenditure within the total grant allowance to departmental workorders.
All staff undertaking a mobility are entitled to a travel grant, with the level of funding being based on a distance calculator.
Please ensure that you provide copies of travel tickets to the Centre for Global Programmes.
Staff subsistence allowances are calculated based on the number of days you are carrying out teaching/training on a mobility plus two travel days and the country of destination. As a guide you can check the daily subsistence rates for your host country Staff subsistence and travel rates 2019/20 (PDF , 380kb). Please contact the Centre for Global Programmes for further advice regarding the amount of funding available for your proposed mobility.
Staff can organise their own training mobilities, however we are often notified of staff training weeks taking place at institutions across Europe which we will advertise below.
'Mobility, Motivation and Employability' 2018 staff training week programme details: http://www.au.dk/en/internationalcentre
Opportunities to teach in the Departments of Business and Management at the 2018 Aarhus University Summer School: http://www.au.dk/en/summeruniversity/internationalguestlecturers/howtoapply/
2020 programme details: http://www.uib.no/en/smw
2018 programme details: https://eventi.unibo.it/staff-training-week2018
2020 programme details: http://staffmobility.eu/staffweek/respect-reinforce-sustainability
2019 programme details: https://international.uni-graz.at/de/personal/int-at-home/iro-days/
In 2019 there are International Staff Exchange Weeks available, for Admin staff, Library staff and International Student Mobility staff.
Programme details: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/isew-international-staff-exchange-week
2019 programme details: https://www.unil.ch/international/fr/home/menuguid/evenements/staff-training-days.html
2018 programme details: https://www.enseignement.uliege.be/cms/c_9145525/fr/erasmus-staff-training
2020 programme details: https://www.unipd.it/en/international-staff-week
2019 programme details: www.ru.nl/io/english/internationalisation/staff-training-week/
2019 programme details:
Librarian staff week - http://staffmobility.eu/staffweek/being-academic-library-erasmus-staff
Administrative staff week - https://sites.google.com/uniroma1.it/sapienza-staff-week-2019/home?authuser=0
2019 programme details: https://event.unitn.it/stw2019/
2020 programme details: https://international.univie.ac.at/staff-training-week/
The Centre for Global Programmes have of funding available to support the travel costs of University of York staff wishing to participate in staff development for professional purposes, for a period of not less than two weeks.
There is a maximum of £500 available per application. This opportunity seeks to promote career development opportunities as well as furthering effective research, teaching and other links.
Criteria for applications is as follows:
List of preferred partners:
USA & Canada:
Japan, Singapore and Russia
Applications to other institutions/countries will be considered. Funding is only available for one mobility per year per member of staff.
*please see the following web pages for further information
Types of mobility can include:
Applications for the 2019/20 academic year can be be submitted using the Worldwide Staff Mobility Staff Application Form and Workplan 2019-20.
An example of the application questions can be seen here Staff mobility application example pdf (PDF , 484kb)
A statement of support from Line Managers/Heads of Department should be emailed to email@example.com
Applications are open to all permanent University of York staff, academic and support services.
Of particular interest will be well-considered proposals which:
Before you go – provide a workorder to the Centre for Global Programmes so that funds can be transferred to departmental account.
Upon return from visit/project – within 4 weeks of your return, you are required to complete this report including a breakdown of costs and copies of receipts for items over £100. You are also required to submit four high quality photographs of your trip.
The Research Mobility Programme (RMP) is an opportunity for staff or postgraduate researchers in any academic discipline to bid for funding to visit any Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) international partner. The visit can be anything from a week to 6 months duration. Find out more:
In general, the University is happy for departments to establish bilateral and exchange agreements with suitable partner institutions overseas where it is felt that these contribute to the department’s overall objectives in teaching and research (‘suitable’ in this context means providing a good match for York in overall quality and standing.) The key thing is that there should be a genuine commitment on the part of the department to make the agreement work in practice.
Please read the "Approval of Study Abroad Partners" section of the Policy Statement on Study Abroad before completing the relevant checklist and returning it to the Centre for Global Programmes.
Policy Statement on Visiting Students (MS Word , 34kb), is the definitive document on the visiting student process and should be read in conjunction with the attached annexes.