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Teaching or training abroad can offers professional and personal development benefits to members of staff. Erasmus+ is the largest international mobility programme in the world, with over nine million participating students and staff across Europe since 1987. St George’s, University of London offers Erasmus grants to members of staff for periods of teaching or training in eligible European countries. A period of Erasmus teaching or training staff mobility can:

  • enhance your teaching and working experience

  • help you discover and implement alternative ways of teaching or working

  • support your professional development

  • facilitate the exchange of expertise in your field

  • open doors for yourself, your colleagues and your learners

  • develop your international network.

To help you in your search for suitable teaching and training opportunities, please use the Erasmus browser.

Call for applications for mobility within Europe

St George’s can provide financial support to members of staff who wish to spend a period abroad conducting teaching or receiving training in an eligible European country (also called ‘programme countries’).

In the current academic year, the call for applications will be able to contribute to the expenses of academic or administrative staff employed by St George’s, University of London and who will remain so for the full duration of their stay abroad.

Options available :

  • Teaching staff mobility: academic staff who plan to teach in a higher education institution located in an eligible European country for a minimum of two and a maximum of 10 days (minimum eight hours of teaching).

  • Training staff mobility: academic or administrative staff who plan to receive training in an eligible European country for a minimum of two and a maximum of 10 days.

Candidates should consider which language skills are required when applying for a teaching or training assignment in a country where English is not an official language. The host organisation will normally be able to provide information on language requirements.

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Grants

Grants are paid against receipt of reasonable expenses. Grantees must comply with St George’s expenses policy.

There are limits to the travel grant and to the subsistence grant imposed by the funding agency:

CostsMaximum grant

Travel costs (use the distance calculator)

EUR 20 to 1500 depending on distance

See pages 33-40 of the Erasmus handbook (PDF)

Subsistence costs (per day of teaching/training)

EUR 140 to 180 depending on destination

See pages 33-40 of the Erasmus handbook (PDF)

Grantees are responsible for their travel, accommodation and subsistence arrangements following St George’s expenses and travel policies. Host organisations often provide information and guidance to incoming staff.

Grants are paid against receipt of a complete teaching/training agreement (Word document) signed and stamped by the host organisation and completion of an online report once the teaching/training period abroad has been successfully completed. Grants will be paid as a reimbursement of real expenditure at or below the maximum amount determined by the travel and subsistence grant limits.

Grants are paid in GBP at a conversion rate previously determined by the Directorate of Quality and Partnership observing the obligations included in the grant agreement signed with the funding organisation.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that there is no guarantee or automatic entitlement to an Erasmus grant when you undertake a teaching/training period. Every effort will be made to provide the maximum amount of funding possible to eligible applicants, but there may be situations in which funding will not be available or may be reduced according to availability.

Eligibility conditions
General conditions

Applicants must be members of staff at St George’s, University of London at the time of application and remain so during the period of teaching or training abroad. Please note that NHS staff are not eligible to apply for Erasmus funding through the university.

The teaching or training period must run for a minimum of two and a maximum of 10 consecutive days, not counting travel days (travel days do not count towards the grant).

Staff must carry out their mobility activity in an eligible European programme country different from the UK and from the staff member’s country of permanent residence.

Priority will be given to applicants who have not been beneficiaries of an Erasmus grant before.

Specific conditions for teaching mobility

Teaching must comprise a minimum of eight hours. The main purpose of the visit should be for teaching and not research.

The teaching period must take place in a higher education institution holding an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) accreditation (public universities and research institutions and many private higher education providers hold an ECHE accreditation). In You can access a list of current ECHE accredited institutions on the European Commission’s website.

The host higher education institution and St George’s will need to sign an inter-institutional agreement for the exchange of teaching staff prior to the implementation of the mobility. It is recommended that applicants discuss with the Directorate of Quality and Partnerships about potential host institutions before submitting an application.

Grantees must be willing to act as coordinators in building the institutional relationship with the host university, with the support and under the guidance of the Directorate of Quality and Partnerships.

Specific conditions for training mobility

The training period can take place in any organisation active in the labour market that has received a participant identification code (PIC) in the register of organisations of the European Commission. This includes most public and private organisations, including higher education institutions, training companies, charities and other. Non-registered organisations can register using the website above.

To help you in your search, please use the Erasmus training provider browser.

Training events abroad may be in the form of job shadowing, observation, attendance at workshops or courses. This may be for transfer of knowledge and good practice, to learn from shared experience, acquire practical skills or to explore new ideas for teaching and learning.

* Note that participation in conferences/seminars/symposia is not eligible for funding. The Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education (IMBE) has made available an IMBE Conference and Professional Development Funding scheme for this type of events.

For any assistance, please contact:

Erasmus co-ordinator

erasmus@sgul.ac.uk

+44 (0) 208 266 6791

Selection procedure

The mobility period should be not only for the individual benefit of the participant, but also in the strategic interest of St George’s and specifically in the improvement of opportunities for St George’s students.

Applications will be assessed by a panel including the Deputy Principal, Institutional Affairs, the Dean for International Education, the Director of Quality and Partnerships and the Academic Lead for International Mobility (or nominees).

CriteriaPoints

Applicant having used Erasmus training/teaching mobility funding previously as St George’s employees (highest ranking based on lowest usage)

0–20

Strategic interest in developing/sustaining a partnership with the host organisation for future student/staff mobility and teaching/research collaboration (as determined by the Directorate of Quality and Partnerships)

0–30

Applicant’s plan or measures to support the implementation/continuity of outbound student mobility to the host organisation or other related organisation in the host city or region for studies or placement

0–30

Proven possibility to conduct a presentation to host organisation’s students/staff on St George’s education and research offer

0–20

Total0–100
Apply for Erasmus funding

Applications for Erasmus+ grants will remain open while there is funding available. Applications will be assessed bi-monthly and decisions will be communicated by the end of the month for applications submitted the previous two months (for example: applications submitted between 2 January and 2 March will be considered during March and a decision will be communicated by 31 March).

Applications may not open on a particular period, or be discontinued depending on availability of funds and strategic priorities of St George’s as determined through the appropriate governance structure.

It is strongly recommended to apply for funding at least three months before the mobility period takes place. The Quality and Partnerships Directorate cannot guarantee that applications will be processed with less notice than that.

Apply now

* Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed. Candidates cannot apply for an Erasmus + grant retrospectively.

More information

For more information, visit the links below or contact us.

Erasmus coordinator

erasmus@sgul.ac.uk

+44 (0) 208 266 6791

 

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