Saturday, March 16, 2013

Coimbra Group Short Stay Scholarship Programme for young researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa




The Coimbra Group
The Coimbra Group, which was set up in 1987, is an association of 38 traditional European universities. It aims to increase co-operation amongst its members by enhancing special academic and cultural ties, and creating channels of information and exchange. Its areas of interest and involvement include central and eastern Europe as well as countries in Latin America and Africa.

The Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme for young African researchers aims to enable scholars to undertake research for a short research period (generally 1 to maximum 3 months) in which they are engaged in their home institution, at a selected Coimbra Group university, and to help them establish academic and research contacts. The following Coimbra Group universities are participating in the 2013-2014 edition of the scheme:

  •      University of Aarhus (Denmark)
  •     University of Barcelona (Spain)
  •    University of Coimbra (Portugal)
  •     University of Granada (Spain)
  •     University of Graz (Austria)
  •     University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
  •     University of Leuven (Belgium)
  •     University of Padova (Italy)
  •     University of Poitiers (France)
  •    University of Salamanca (Spain)
Aarhus University
Number of scholarships available: Two (PhD students and postdoctoral researchers/professors)
Disciplines: All
Financial support: The University will cover the costs of reasonable accommodation and food (1300 Euros/ month). Travel expenses up to 1000 Euros will be reimbursed. The university does not provide any insurance for the visitor. We strongly recommend that (s)he signs full time health, liability and accident insurance
Facilities: The University will provide office facilities and library access for the visitor
Duration of the visit: 1 to 3 months
Contact person: Anne P. Langer apl@adm.au.dk
Web: www.au.dk 3
  
University of Barcelona
Number of scholarships available: One
Disciplines: All fields of study (subject to approval from host department)
Financial support: The University will cover the costs of reasonable accommodation and food (2.000€ per month). Please note that the University is unable to assist with the costs of travel.
Insurance: The University does not provide insurance for visitors.
Duration of the visit: Up to 3 months
Contact person: Elodia Guillamón eguillamon@ub.edu
Web: www.ub.edu

University of Coimbra
Number of scholarships available: Two (only PhD students and postdoctoral researchers/professors)
Disciplines: All
Financial support: €750 per month. Travel expenses are covered up to €1100.
Insurance: The University does not provide any insurance for the visitor. We strongly recommend that (s)he signs full time health, liability and accident insurance
Duration of the visit: Maximum 3 months
Contact person: International Office dri@uc.pt
Web: www.uc.pt

University of Granada
Number of scholarships available: One for a young researcher
Disciplines: All
Financial support: €900 per month plus health insurance. Travel costs up to 800€ will be reimbursed
Duration of the visit: Up to 3 months
Contact person: Beatriz Caruana intlmobility@ugr.es
Web: www.ugr.es

University of Graz
Places available: Two
Disciplines: All
Duration of the visit: 1 to 2 months
Financial support: The University will provide 1,000 EUR per month.
Travel expenses: Reimbursement of travel expenses up to 600 EUR.
Available facilities: Access to computer and library. The university will provide assistance in finding accommodation.
Insurance: The University does not provide insurance for visitors.
Contact person: Kanita Kovacevic kanita.kovacevic@uni-graz.at
Web: www.uni-graz.at

University of Groningen
Number of scholarships available: Three
Disciplines: All, at PhD level
Financial support: €1.190 per month (including housing); reimbursement of travel expenses up to €1250
Insurance: health insurance (about €40 per month)
Duration of the visit: Minimum and maximum 1 month
Contact person: msd@rug.nl
Web: www.rug.nl
http://www.rug.nl/research/gateways

University of Leuven
Number of scholarships available: Two
Disciplines: All
Financial support: 1600 euro / month (No travel expenses nor any other costs are reimbursed)
Duration of the visit: 1 to 3 months
Please note: The grants cover a period of three months at the most. Candidates should have
obtained their Ph.D. already at the moment of application and must be employed in a research institution or a university in a developing country.
The grants give researchers the opportunity to update their knowledge and/or specialize in
the field of education or research.
The scholarship is incompatible with other scholarships/grants/allowances per day or per month. Candidates may not have a double (European) nationality.
Contact person: Martine Dekoninck Martine.Dekoninck@int.kuleuven.be
Web: www.kuleuven.ac.be 5

University of Padova
Number of scholarships available: Two
Disciplines: All
Financial support: 950 EUR per month. Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to 950 EUR
Duration of the visit: 3 months
Contact person: Sara Pittarello sara.pittarello@unipd.it
Web: www.unipd.it

University of Poitiers
Places available: One for a PhD student/young researcher Disciplines: Any subject area offered at the University of Poitiers subject to the approval of the relevant host department Duration: Minimum 2 weeks, maximum one month Available facilities: Access to computer and libraries. The International Relations Office provides assistance in finding accommodation Financial support: 1000 EUR/month for the duration of stay. Travel expenses are covered up to 700 EUR Insurance: The University of Poitiers does not provide insurance for visitors Contact person: Jean-Marie Pincemin jean.marie.pincemin@univ-poitiers.fr or Christine Robuchon christine.robuchon@univ-poitiers.fr
Web: www.univ-poitiers.fr

University of Salamanca
Number of scholarships available: One place for PhD students or academic teachers
Disciplines: In principle, the award may be held in any subject area
Financial support: The University will provide accommodation and food
Duration of the visit: 1 month
Contact person: Servicio de Relaciones Internacionales rrii@usal.es
Web: www.usal.es


Eligibility:

 Applicants should be:
  §   under the age of 45
  §   nationals of and current residents in a country in Sub-Saharan Africa
  §   current staff members of a university or an equivalent higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa
  §   of postdoctoral or equivalent status.

How to apply: 
Applicants must fill in the on-line (http://www.coimbra-group.eu/sp/form2013.php?reg=three) application form before 29 March 2013. Candidates will be able to select one university only. Applicants should identify a research supervisor in the host university and provide his/her contact details in the application form. Applicants are expected to take contact with their research supervisor at the university of their choice and submit a letter/email of acceptance together with their application form which proves that the candidate  has been accepted to carry out research under his/her supervision.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31st March 2013

 Or
For further information please contact Anna Quici via email (quici@coimbra-group.eu).


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