International Tuning Academy Groningen is offering short-term research visit scholarships for the academic year 2015-2016. Up to six scholarships for 1-month research visits are offered for those already pursuing research and interested in spending one month at DITA between October 2015 and June 2016. The application deadline is 7 June 2015.
Study Subject(s): The research projects will focus on one of these topics:
-Analyzing and evaluating the impact produced by the Tuning projects at the level of particular higher education programmes/institutions/countries/regions;
-approaches to learning, teaching and assessment of generic competences – concrete examples of what is done within higher education degrees accompanied by enhancement proposals based on both theoretical and empirical data;
-staff development initiatives that facilitate implementation of competence-based approach – critical evaluation of their effectiveness and how well they meet the needs;
-curriculum reform and incorporation of Tuning approach in institutional and national policies.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing research programme.
Scholarship Provider: International Tuning Academy Groningen, University of Groningen
What does it cover?
-The Short-Term Visits Scholarships consist of health insurance for the 4 weeks, full or partial reimbursement of the travel costs for a return ticket (up to 500 euros), and free-of-charge accommodation. No additional money for travel or congress participation will be made available to visiting researchers.
-The health insurance is issued and paid for by the University of Deusto.
-The return ticket is purchased by the visiting researcher and is then reimbursed (if the total cost does not exceed 500 euros) or partly reimbursed (up to the sum of 500 euros) by DITA. Any changes the researcher needs to make after the ticket has been purchased are to be covered by the researcher.
-The cost of accommodation is transferred to the grantee upon his/her arrival to Bilbao and the grantee is then responsible for paying the accommodation fee to the accommodation provider directly.
-If the visiting researcher does not comply with the Study Visit Plan and requirements as stipulated in “Visiting Researcher Agreement” (to be signed upon arrival in Bilbao) the scholarship may be cancelled and the visiting researcher will be obliged to reimburse the cost of both monthly allowance and travel.
Selection Criteria: An international selection panel will evaluate the applications taking into consideration the following criteria:
-Quality of the research project proposed and its appropriateness in terms of DITA’s research priorities;
-Research record of the candidate;
-Potential for long-term collaboration.
-No certificate of English proficiency is required from candidates, but level of English domain will be taken into consideration because successful candidates must be able to produce academic publications in English and write the -Final Research Report in English.
-No reasons for decisions will be given.
Notification: You will first be notified by email of the reception of your Online Application Form and CV. Only those candidates who have both completed the Online Application Form and emailed EuroPass CV will be notified.
Next, all candidates will be notified of the decision by email (September 2014). Unsuccessful candidates will be welcome to reapply for the next call.
How to Apply: In order to be considered for a Short-Term Visit Scholarship you need to
-complete the Online Application Form in English and
-email your CV to mariayarosh@deusto. es (EuroPass style, in English; with the “YourName(s).YourSurname(s)_CV” document name and “Short-Term Visit Scholarships Application_CV_YourName(s).YourSurname(s)” email subject line).
The Online Application Form does not allow partial completion (saving part of information and returning to the Form later to continue its completion). Therefore, you need to have the following texts ready before you start completing the Form:
-A very short summary of your Research Proposal (max. 7 lines or 560 characters with spaces)
-A more detailed Study Visit Plan (max. 3 pages with 1.5 spacing or 8,641 characters with spaces). For elements to be covered, read the respective Online Application Form instructions carefully (“Study Visit Plan” section).