Grants for exchange and collaboration
There are several grants that promote exchange and collaboration. Below is an overview with more information.
The Centre for Academic Teaching and Learning (CAT) provides the possibility to host visiting academics as Visiting Scholars at Utrecht University. Visits can last between two weeks and three months.
The positions are intended for staff employed at a recognised university that have, or are interested in pursuing, a collaboration with teaching staff at Utrecht University, or for PhD candidates in educational research programmes who are interested in setting up an elective learning experience by research collaboration.
During their visit, scholars are considered members of the Centre for Academic Teaching and Learning community and will have numerous opportunities to engage with UU staff as well as to participate in CAT activities. For more information and application process, click here.
Utrecht University takes part in the Erasmus+ subsidyprogramme. With this programme, teaching staff can request reimbursement for any travel- or accommodationexpenses they make during teaching or training activities abroad (in rare occasions to and from non-EU countries). Teaching staff mobility offers the opportunity to gain inspiration, knowledge or new experiences elsewhere, as well as the chance to enhance their network.
Utrecht University takes part in the Erasmus+ subsidyprogramme. With this programme, teaching staff can apply for support in developing international collaborative projects. Strategic partnerships can be small- or large-scale projects on different levels: within organisations, on a local, regional, national or European scale (in rare occassions with from and to non-EU countries). Sectoral collaboration within the higher education sector is possible, as well as cross-sector collaboration between a number of educational institutions and local governments, organisations in the youth-sector and businesses.
Read more about Erasmus+ at Utrecht University here.
The Fulbright grant programme for researchers enables Dutch academics to teach in the United States, possibly combined with research. The Fulbright Center offers a maximum of two grants per year for academics employed by universities and research institutions in the Netherlands, for a minimal stay in the US of three months. The Fulbright grant programme is a world-wide programme in which more than 150 countries participate. The goal is to enhance the understanding between citizens of the US and other countries. The grant programme was founded in 1946 by American senator J. William Fulbright.
The deadline for proposals of the Fulbright grant programme for academics round 2019 is at 1 December 2018 (12.00).
For research projects with a main focus on the relationship between the European Union and the US, or the EU itself, see the Fulbright-Schuman Programme.
SUSI for Scholars is a summer-long, intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours that provide university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The goal of this program is to strengthen curricula and enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions around the world.
Read more here.
This programme offers Dutch universities, universities of applies sciences or government-financed academic institutions the possibility to receive cover of costs for accommodations of American adademics staying in another EU country on a Fulbright scholarship. The goal of this part of the Fulbright programme is to stimulate knowledge transfer and exchange and to enhance the stay of American academics, staying in another EU country on a Fulbright grant.
Read more here.
Utrecht University wants to enable students to contribute to solving complex societal issues. Therefore, the university promotes Community Engaged Learning. Are you working on or developing CEL and do you want to learn from international colleagues? The UU offers a contribution for the costs of international travel and conferences related to CEL. All UU staff can apply for a grant of up to €1000. Applications can be submitted throughout the year.