In order to promote international co-operation, particularly with Developing Countries (rif.World Bank list), the University of Pavia and EDiSU (Institute for the Right to University Studies) are offering for the year 2016 l() scholarships for visiting scholars for a period of stay of 4 to 10 weeks at the University of Pavia. Scholarship includes travel (economy class’), board and lodging expenses and a pocket money of 150.00 Euro (gross) per week.
Scholarships are designed for both junior and senior members of Universities in Developing Countries or members of major research centres and international organisations or institutions with specific interest in the field of development studies.
Applicants must have at least two years of either teaching experience or activity in international organisations and institutions.
CICOPS scholarships are foreseen for research collaboration in the short period in order to encourage the mobility of researchers from developing countries. Applicants enrolled in a Doctoral or Postgraduate Course at an Italian University are not eligible to apply.
Each scholar will be asked to be available for contacts with staff and students.
EVALUATION AND SELECTION
A decision will be taken by a Committee composed of the President of CICOPS and two members designated by the Rector by June 30uI 2015.
Scientific and professional value being equal, preference will be given to applicants employed at Universities/Institutions linked to University of Pavia with a pre-existing Cooperation Agreement (International Collaborations at University of Pavia: http://www. unipv. eu/site/en/home/international -policy/partnerships. html)
and to applicants from lower income economies, according to the World Bank list.
The Committee will rank the candidates and the scholarships will be assigned according to a principle of rotation among the Departments.
The Committee reserves the right to check the validity of declarations and supporting documents asking the submission of appropriate documentary evidence in original or certified copy. False statements may lead to the exclusion from the selection process and / or from the award of the scholarship.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The scholarships will be assigned according to the following conditions:
a) Selected scholars must confirm acceptance of the scholarship and of its conditions within 20 days of receipt of the written communication of their successful application, together with the exact dates of the requested
If a candidate fails to confirm acceptance, he will lose the right to the scholarship that will be awarded to the next in ranking.
b) Once received the declaration of acceptance of the scholarship, the University will:
- pay the pocket money upon the scholar’s arrival in Pavia;
cover costs associated with travel, board and lodging;
- indicate the University College for the period of residence;
- provide a card for meals at a University canteen;
- guarantee access to all the necessary facilities during the period of stay - libraries,computer facilities - including all services of the Department to which the scholar is associated;
take out an health insurance policy and an insurance against accidents.
Any fees incurred for the issuing of an entry visa into Italy will be at scholars’ expense.
c) At the end of the study period in Pavia scholars must submit to CICOPS a report on the
work done at the host Department and copies of any articles or publications.
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