The European Commission Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive agency (ECEA) recently announced a call for proposals for its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme.
The scheme offers up to 5 years funding for projects that:
…promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa […] The programme’s specific objective is to improve the skills and competences of students and staff through enhanced intra-African mobility. Strengthening cooperation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa will increase access to quality education and will encourage and enable African students to undertake postgraduate studies in the African continent. Furthermore, mobility of staff (academic and administrative) will enhance the international cooperation capacity of HEIs in Africa.
Target fields of study include:
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Engineering including Infrastructure and Energy
- Education Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Marine Sciences and the Blue Economy
- Social Sciences and Governance
Consortia will consist of African HEIs with a technical partner from an EU country.
The deadline for the call is 15 June.
For further information see the call document or contact your funding team representative :
ELS, CSE – Stephen Parkinson, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 52265
SAM, SHS, SBS – Dr Deborah Woodman, email@example.com, ext. 55876
NMSWSS – Dr Chris Coey, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 55385
SoBE – Stephen Parkinson or Dr Chris Coey