Eurasia Programme Call for Applications 2019: Two-Year Project Funding

Deadline: 15 February 2019

The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku) is seeking applications for funding of joint projects under the Eurasia Programme.

The overall aim of the programme is to contribute to renewal and internationalisation of higher education in the cooperating countries, as a means to provide a basis for political and economic reforms, stimulate to a sustainable development, increase the level of education in the population and increase respect for human rights.

The programme supports collaboration projects with higher education institutions in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Objectives

  • development of strong and lasting institutional partnerships through academic collaboration between higher education institutions in Norway and the cooperating countries;
  • regional collaboration between higher education institutions in the cooperating countries;
  • development and implementation of courses, study programmes and degrees that are considered relevant to the needs in the cooperating countries, e.g. for the labour market;
  • more research-based and internationally oriented education at the institutions in the cooperating countries, promoting a high level of student activity;
  • improved links between higher education and the public and private sectors in the cooperating countries;
  • improvements in university management, including implementation of reforms related to the Bologna process;
  • more awareness, interest and knowledge about the cooperating countries at Norwegian higher education institutions;
  • increased mobility of students and staff between the cooperating countries and Norway.

Grant Information

The applicants may seek funding up to NOK 1.5 million for a two-year period.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be an accredited Norwegian higher education institution, or an institution with accredited higher education programmes.
  • The main partner must be an accredited institution for higher education in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Ukraine. The main partner institution must provide education programmes at a level equivalent to that offered at the Norwegian applicant institution.

How to Apply

Applications must be written in English and be submitted fully completed, including attachments online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.siu.no/eng/Programme-information/Cooperation-outside-the-EU/eurasia-programme/(view)/7491

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