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Update on ERA Fellowships: BMBF funding to Germany´s institutions to strengthen sustainable networks with partners in the EU 13 countries

The notice was issued in the context of the strategy of the  German Federal Government towards the European Research Area: Directive on the promotion of a measure to the establishment and expansion of sustainable networks with partners in the EU 13 countries (ERA Fellowships). The target group is the administrative staff of research institutions and universities in the EU13 (science managers and managers).

  • Posted on: 17.12.2015

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The measure "ERA Fellowships" supports the development and expansion of sustainable networks with partners in the EU 13 countries. It promotes capacity building of the administrative staff of research institutions and universities in the EU 13 (science managers and managers) that deepen theoretical knowledge in the context of a guest staying in a German institution and gain practical experience. In addition, to benefit from a stronger networking with partner institutions in the EU 13 states German extramural research institutions, research intermediary organizations and universities.

A stay of at least six weeks and up to three-month is sponsored (including at least two weeks theory) for participant from one of the EU 13 countries in a German non-university research institution, research intermediary organization or college (host institution).

During their stay, the participants will have the opportunity to interact with professionals from the host organization on procedures and processes. A concept of structured practice stay will be agreed in advance between the participant or the participant and the German host institution and is a central part of the grant application.

Eligible applicants include non-university research institutions, research intermediary organizations and universities based in Germany.
Research institutions, which receive basic funding from the Federal Government and / or Länder, may be granted in addition to their institutional funding  other project funding for their additional project-related expenditure or costs yet under certain conditions only.

 

Allowances can be granted through project funding as non-repayable grants.
The action runs from 1 September 2016 until at least October 16, 2016 (six weeks), but up to 30 November 2016 (three months) maximum.

The funding includes the cost of arrival and departure, of living on site and the project-based domestic trips of foreign participants as well as an allowance for extraneous and manpower. The sole beneficiaries are the German host institutions which disburse funds to the participants.

More information is available in German only

Program: Other | S&T field/scope: General | Geographical focus: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Romania

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