Opportunities for co-operation with UK universities
As part of its Internationalising Higher Education programme, the British Council in Ukraine is pleased to announce a call for applications for grants for a range of mobility and partnership activities between higher educational institutions in Ukraine and in the UK.
The British Council is supporting the implementation of the 2014 Law on Higher Education, as part of an enhanced suite of programmes in education, science and culture, aimed at supporting Ukraine's European choice and ambitions for international partnership, by making the UK the partner of choice for Ukraine in reforming its education system.
The British Council's mobility and partnership grants aim to provide a range of opportunities for UK and Ukrainian HEIs to collaborate in specific areas, to enable different levels and types of collaboration, whichever best fits the applicants' strategic aims for the collaboration.
Exploratory Visit Grants
Grants of up to £2,400 are available to fund travel and living costs for two visits between UK and Ukraine institutions. This may be either two separate visits (in either direction) by individuals or two individuals on one visit.
The grant is intended to enable applicants to:
- Meet a potential partner to explore and agree the aims for further cooperation (with the possibility of submitting an application for additional British Council grant support in future, including One- or Two-Year Partnership Grants below).
- Meet a potential partner to explore, scope out, plan and produce a joint application to relevant actions of the EU-funded Erasmus+, Horizon 2020 or Creative Europe Programmes.
One-Year Partnership Grants
Grants of up to £7,200 are available to fund travel and living costs for up to six visits over a 12-month period between UK and Ukraine institutions These are to support a one-year collaborative partnership, or a first-stage collaboration activity (with the possibility of submitting an application for additional British Council grant support in future). Applicants for One-Year Partnership Grants must have partners in place and be able to demonstrate the aims and objectives of the 12-month collaboration, together with an appropriate activity plan in one of the thematic areas set out below.
Two-Year Partnership Grants
Grants of up to £12,000 are available to fund travel and living costs for up to ten visits over a 24-month period between UK and Ukraine institutions. These are to support a two-year collaborative partnership in one of the thematic areas below. Applicants for Two-Year Partnership Grants must have partners in place and be able to demonstrate aims and objectives of the 24-month collaboration, a detailed activity plan, anticipated outcomes, evaluation mechanisms, and a strategy for the application / integration of learning outcomes into practice and the dissemination of results.
The deadline for submitting Exploratory Visit grant applications is 31 January 2016. The grants will be disbursed by 28 February 2016, and the funded activity should take place between 1 March and 31 December 2016.
The deadline for submitting One- and Two-Year Partnership Grant applications is 15 February 2016. The grants will be disbursed by 31 March 2016, and the funded activity should take place between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017 (One-Year grants) and 31 March 2018 (Two-Year grants).
Application forms can be downloaded from the attached documents on this page.
Applications should be completed in English and returned electronically along with scans of any supporting documentation to the Higher Education Team, British Council Ukraine (UA_IHE@britishcouncil.org.ua).
Enquiries can also be sent to UA_IHE@britishcouncil.org.ua.
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