Europe and Latin American - 3rd call EULAlinks-SENSE

Deadline: 
30 Jan 2017

EULAlinks senseAbout the project

The mobility scheme EULALinks Sense consists of mobilities in undergraduate, master, doctorate, post-doctorate and staff levels for both Latin Americans and Europeans.

The mobility flows promote multilateral cooperation between partners. Students and staff in host and home universities benefit from the mobility scheme as they come into contact with people from other linguistic and cultural environment. Through the mobility scheme the society is enriched by open-minded and internationally experienced academics and students. This will also increase links between Europe and Latin America in all spheres of society thus contributing to cultural dialogue and mutual understanding.

EULAlinks SENSE Partnership

  • Latin America: Colombia (Universidad del Magdalena, Universidad de los Llanos), Costa Rica (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales), El Salvador (Universidad Centroamericana “José Simeón Cańas”, Universidad de El Salvador), Guatemala (Universidad de San Carlos, Universidad Rafael Landívar), Honduras (Universidad Nacional de Honduras, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán), Mexico (Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo, Universidad Veracruzana), Nicaragua (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, Universidad de las Regiones Autónomas de la Costa Caribe Nicaragüense)
  • Europe: Austria (University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences), Czech Republic (Czech University of Life Sciences Prague), France (Universite SupAgro Montpellier), Germany (Humboldt University of Berlin), Italy (Sapienza University of Roma), Slovakia (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra), Spain (Universidad de Córdoba, University of Extremadura).

Objectives

  • To promote bilateral collaboration among European Union and Latin American Institutions.
  • To promote an increase in the mobility flow of students and academic staff between the partners and to enable contact between participants from other linguistic and cultural environment.
  • To contribute to cultural dialogue and mutual understanding through links between Europe and Latin America.
  • To enrich society through mobility scheme for open-minded and internationally experienced academics and students.

Application

The 3rd call for candidates for is open since November 25th, 2016 !!!

Deadline for applications to 3rd call will be the 30th January 2017!

You can apply here.

Available grants

The different types of 176 individual mobilities are awarded within the limits of established in the tables below:
Target group 1 – TG1 (~ 54 %)students that are registered at one of the Latin American Partner universities  or European Partner universities in EULALinks Sense at the time of submitting their application to the partnership. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies in their home institution. 
Target group 2 – TG2 ( ~ 13 %)students that are either registered in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) (not included in the partnership) of one of the Latin American countries concerned by the lot OR to have obtained a university degree or equivalent from a HEI of these countries. European Union citizens registered in a European University (not included in the partnership) OR who have graduated at a university from an European country.
Target group 3 – TG3 (~ 33 %) students of one of the Partner countries in Latin America, who are part of the vulnerable target group (e.g. applicants with indigene origin)
* national of Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico.

Who can apply?

For Latin Americans:
Our third and last call gives priority to applicants coming from the countries: Honduras ; Nicaragua ; El Salvador; Guatemala

About 33 Mobilities will be granted at the Undergraduate (only exchange), Master (exchange and 12 months term), Doctorate (only exchange), Postdoc and Staff level.

Applications from the group B of countries will be restricted to the academic exchange at the doctoral and postdoctoral level. It means applications from: Colombia; Mexico; Costa Rica

*Participants of the beneficiary group 3 (TG3) are especially welcome*

Nationals of Latin American countries that are not mentioned above are not eligible for the current call.

For Europeans:
In the case of European citizens, all citizens of the 28 countries of the European Union may participate in the current call: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, United Kingdom, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, Sweden.

European applicants can apply at the Latin American partner universities belonging to the consortium.

There are a total of 15 scholarships available for undergraduate, PhD and Post-doctoral level (~ 5 places for each category). There are no scholarships available for master and staff.

Duration of EULALinks Sense Grants:

  • Undergraduate: For TG1: from 1 academic semester to 1 academic year (10 months max.); For TG3: from 1 academic semester to 3 academic years (36 months max.); not applicable to TG2
  • Master: from 1 academic semester to 2 academic years (24 months max.)
  • Doctorate: 6-36 months
  • Post-doctorate: 6-10 months
  •  Staff: 1-3 months (not applicable for TG3)

Value of the grants:

The grant consists of three parts

1. Travel costs (according to a set compensation based on the distance)

2. Insurance costs: grant holders are insured by EULALinks or EULALinks Sense (health, travel and accident)

3. Subsistence allowance:

Mobility Level   Amount of subsistence allowance
Undergraduate1 000 EUR / month
Master1 000 EUR / month
Doctorate1 500 EUR / month
Post-doctorate1 800 EUR / month
Staff2 500 EUR / month
EULALinks and EULALinks Sense respectively will cover the study fees for grant holders at the host university. However, the grant holders from partner universities will continue to pay their study fee at their home institution.

Contact

Co-ordinator at Czech Republic at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Contact persons: Petra Chaloupková

Contact email: chaloupkova@its.czu.cz; eurasia2@its.czu.cz

Picture credit: EULAlinks sense

For more information visit here the EULAlinks website