Staff Mobility for Teaching

Call for 2016-2017 ERASMUS+ Teaching Staff Mobility for Academic Staff

Call For Applications Erasmus+ Teaching Staff Mobility for Academic Staff For the 2016/2017 Academic Year is extended until March of 31st, 2017

Dear Faculty Members,

We would like to inform you that the Office of International Relations is hereby announcing a call for applications of Teaching Staff Mobility for the academic year 2016-2017.  Erasmus+ provides teaching/training opportunities for full time/part time staff members of Biruni University.

To be able to participate in Teaching Staff Mobility, your Department/Faculty/Institute must have a valid agreement with the partner university you intend to visit. If your requested university is not our partner yet, there is a possibility to conclude a new Erasmus+ agreement for the teaching mobility. This process can take some time. Therefore, we advise you to contact your Department’s/Faculty’s/Institute’s Erasmus Coordinator or our International Relations Office to initiate the procedure for signing a new agreement at an early stage.

ELIGIBILITY

To take part in this programme you must be a full-time/part-time faculty member at Biruni University.

Every academic member has a right to participate for the Erasmus programme.

Selection Criteria for Academic Staff:

If there is any more applications than funding, the applicants will be reviewed and selected by the Biruni University’s committee with priority given on the following areas: 

1) Priority is given to the academic staff who established the bilateral agreement of the faculty.

2) Current Erasmus Institutional/Faculty/ Department Coordinator

3) Applicants who have bilateral agreements of his/her department

4) Applicants who have an invitation from the host university. 

5) Earlier applications will have a priority to be selected among applicants having the same criteria.

DURATION OF THE MOBILITY

The minimum duration of Teaching Staff Mobility must last a minimum of 2 days and maximum of 2 months, excluding travelling time. The teaching activity must comprise a minimum 8 hours.

All faculty members who wish to take part in this Teaching Staff Mobility should send, via e-mail, the names of the partner university and the academic unit they wish to visit, including the expected dates of their visit, to intoffice@biruni.edu.tr or easlan@biruni.edu.tr no later than Friday, March 10, 2017. All inquiries addressed to the Office of International Relations regarding the mobility program should be directed to our e-mail contacts via e-mail erasmus@biruni.edu.tr / phone ext. 1104-1382 or Erasmus Institutional Coordinator Asist.Prof. Elif Sibel Aslan easlan@biruni.edu.tr .

The planned mobilities should be finalized by the 30th of September 2017.

Official letters of invitation from the partner universities and approved teaching programmes, which are submitted to our Office before the date above, will also be taken favourably into account.

Please visit the link below for more information about Erasmus+ in Turkish; (Pages 28-37)

http://www.ua.gov.tr/docs/default-source/erasmus-program%C4%B1-dosyalar%C4%B1/2015-ka1-y%C3%BCksek%C3%B6%C4%9Fretim-kurumlar%C4%B1-i%C3%A7in-el-kitab%C4%B1.pdf?sfvrsn=0

or visit International Relations office for information of regarding partners, Erasmus coordinators, sample of documents and other related issues.


The amount of support provided per day and per country is determined by the National Agency (www.ua.gov.tr). To increase the number of participants, Biruni University funds mobilities for at most seven days, two of which may be used for travelling.

In order to get travel allowance, participants must travel one day before their teaching mobility starts and leave one day after their teaching mobility ends. If travel days will be included in the grant, relevant documents such as boarding pass, bus/train tickets, stamps on the passport must be submitted upon return.

It is participant’s own responsibility to arrange their own accommodation, visa application and travel insurance (if necessary). Staff can participate in the mobility without any grant. In order to benefit, they must still apply.

We hope you have a nice exchange experience!

With best regards,

Office of International Relations