Erasmus+ for staff

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We are delighted to announce that applications are now open for Erasmus+ funding for job shadowing, teaching and training activities.

Erasmus+ funding contributes to the cost of travel and subsistence/ accommodation for placements from 2 days to 2 months.

We have £60k to spend on University of Salford staff between now and May 2023! Deadline Friday 3rd December! The next call will likely be in June 2022.

Erasmus+ funding is available to help members of staff develop their skills in schools, universities, colleges and adult education environments around Europe through job shadowing, teaching and training activities. It’s a great way to learn new ideas and practices from a different education system, and it also gives you the chance to build a relationship with the institution you visit.

Where can I go?

Teaching and training mobilities

Teaching activities

Teaching activities can take place at an HEI (Higher Education Institution) holding an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education accreditation, as well as an Inter-Institutional Agreement with our University. Please see our list of partners.

Please note Erasmus+ partnerships are under review. Please email Inez Janna Summers at Salford-IOT@Salford.ac.uk to check if the agreement with the institution you are considering visiting is still valid.

Training activities

Unlike teaching activities, training activities can take place at either one of our Erasmus+ partner institutions or an institution within one of the Erasmus+ programme countries we don’t currently have an agreement with. Please note that the chosen institution must hold an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education accreditation.

Training activities can also take place in a public or private organisation active in the fields of education and training within one of the Erasmus+ programme countries. The European Commission lists organisations that are ineligible for traineeships, so make sure you check this list before you apply. 

The following types of organisations are not eligible as receiving organisations:

  • EU institutions and other EU bodies including specialised agencies (please see the European Union website for more information); 
  • organisations managing EU programmes such as Erasmus+ National Agencies (in order to avoid a possible conflict of interests and/or double funding).

Several universities also offer International Staff Training Weeks, which offer an opportunity to follow a fixed training programme and benefit from opportunities to meet with colleagues from other universities in related fields at the same time.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Professional service colleagues can apply for training (eg work shadowing for your particular area). Please see the testimonials from other staff and students.

Academic colleagues can apply for either teaching or training placements.

All applications must demonstrate the international aims of global impact, growth and diversification, global citizenship. Placements that can actively help gain knowledge and experience to encourage employability for our student body are actively encouraged.

Please note that funding is not available to agency, temporary or hourly-paid members of staff.

The next deadline for applications is Friday 3 December 2021. Please complete the form.

Please note that all applications need to have already been approved by your line manager.

Finances

Funding is available to contribute to the cost of subsistence and travel. The final amount depends on how long you go for and the destination. Funding is available to contribute to the cost of subsistence and travel. The funding amount you are entitled to will depend on where you want to go and for how long. Please refer to the subsistence rates and travel rates tables.

As per the UoS travel policy, all staff members are entitled to claim reimbursement of travel expenses based on OSR rates.

OSR rates might be higher or lower than your Erasmus daily subsistence grant. If the OSR daily allowance is lower than the Erasmus daily subsistence grant, you can NOT claim more than the OSR rate (the remaining Erasmus+ grant will go into the school/department’s budget code you have indicated on your Agresso travel request).

If the Erasmus+ daily subsistence grant is higher than the OSR rate, your school/department will have to pay for the discrepancy through the budget code indicated on Agresso. All applicants must outline the approximate costings of their mobility based on OSR rates.

Please submit a travel request through Agresso based on OSR rates using your school’s or department’s budget code for travels. If you are unsure, please ask your Line Manager. 

How can I make my travel arrangements?

Once we confirm if your application has been successful and the amount of the Erasmus+ grant you are entitled to, you will be able to put a travel request through Agresso based on OSR rates. On this, you will have to indicate your school or department's budget code for travel. If you are unsure, please ask your line manager.

How and when will I receive the Erasmus+ grant?

Once you come back and claim your expenses, your school or department will be reimbursed by the amount you have been allocated via Erasmus+. Please ensure you claim your expenses within three months of your return.

How to apply

The next deadline for applications is Friday 3rd December 2021. Please complete the form.

Conditions of participation

Staff must complete the required Erasmus documentation to receive the grant funds. Please check with the International Opportunities Team before agreeing to individual arrangements.

Any queries can be submitted to Salford-IOT@Salford.ac.uk.

Erasmus documentation

Prior to departure

  • A grant agreement (this is provided after an application is successful);
     
  • An Erasmus+ staff training or teaching agreement that has to be signed in advance of the mobility by all parties.

On your return

  • Documentary evidence of the duration of the mobility period signed by the host organisation. The host HEI must confirm the activity undertaken along with the start and end dates;
  • Online Mobility report (staff will receive an automatic invite from the European Commission);
  • Case study based on your experience.