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EEA/Norway Grants Scholarship programme call for proposals for preparatory visits

Estonian Ministry of Education and Research in collaboration with Archimedes Foundation call for EEA/Norway Grants Scholarship programme proposals for preparatory visits.

The aim of preparatory visits is to help institutions from Estonia, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein wishing to participate in the Scholarship Programme to get to know suitable partner institutions and develop a work plan in order to jointly prepare and fill in the project application form. Applications for visits to prepare the project proposals under the Norwegian-Estonian Research Cooperation Programme can also be supported under this measure.

The total amount to be granted during 2013-2014 is estimated at 80 000 euros.

Please read the Call for Proposals here.

Eligible activities

A preparatory visit may take place as a purely bilateral cooperation between two institutions, or as a meeting between several institutions.

The mobility of staff is supported in

  • Higher education institutions wishing to meet prospective partner institutions with  the aim of establishing inter-institutional agreement relating to student, academic and administrative staff mobility.
  • Upper secondary education institutions wishing to meet prospective partner institutions with  the aim of establishing a cooperation project.
  • Research institutions wishing to establish bilateral research projects with prospective Norwegian partner institutions under the Norwegian-Estonian Research Cooperation Programme

Preparatory visits may last a maximum of 5 days, including travel time.

Who can apply?

The following institutions from the participating countries can apply for funding:

  • Higher education institutions holding an Erasmus University Charter (EUC) (Estonia and Norway)
  • Upper secondary education level institutions i.e. upper secondary schools and vocational secondary schools (Estonia, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)
  • Research institutions (Estonia and Norway)

The preparatory visit grant is commonly awarded to just one person per visit but in exceptional cases two staff members from the same institution may be awarded a grant to undertake the visit together.

Guidelines for applying and the application form are available here

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