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Asia-Europe Meeting’s (ASEM) DUO Fellowship Fund

Asia-Europe Meeting's (ASEM) DUO Fellowship FundDeadline: 1 September 2011
Open to: This call for proposal is targeted at representatives from recognised higher education institutions from European countries eligible to participate in the Erasmus Mundus Programme.

Background

On October 27-28, 2011, in the realm of the OCSC international education fair (October 29-30, 2011) an Erasmus Mundus seminar will take place in Bangkok, Thailand. The seminar will present the Erasmus Mundus programme, good practice examples from ongoing Erasmus Mundus projects and discuss common issues of higher education cooperation. The seminar will gather European and Thai (in limited numbers also Vietnamese/Malaysian/Singaporean) higher education representatives. The seminar will provide the opportunity for project presentation and partner search. The seminar programme can be found at: http://www.asem-education-secretariat.org/asemundus

The seminar aims at enforcing partnerships between European and Thai higher education institutions and to increase the number of Thai institutions participating in Erasmus Mundus projects. For the European participants, the seminar targets both ongoing Erasmus Mundus project representatives as well as institutions intending to submit an Erasmus Mundus proposal involving a Thai (or Vietnamese/Malaysian/Singaporean) partner institution.

The seminar is organised by a consortium of Erasmus Mundus National Structures from Austria, Latvia, Estonia, Belgium, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Cyprus and Germany in the framework of an Erasmus Mundus Action 3 project, called ASEMUNDUS. This project is coordinated by the DAAD (NS Germany). There are two further ASEMUNDUS seminars taking place in spring 2012 in China and Korea.

The present call for proposal offers financial support to European higher education institutions wishing to participate in the Erasmus Mundus seminar in Bangkok, Thailand.

What is being funded?

The present call for proposal gives financial support for the participation of European higher education institutions in the Erasmus
Mundus seminar in Bangkok, Thailand. It is expected that applicants combine participation in the seminar with the preparation of an
Erasmus Mundus application (Action 1, 2 or 3) that involves a Thai or Vietnamese/Malaysian/Singaporean university.

The application will need to clearly outline the objectives of the applicant for participation in the seminar and include a project profile
outlining the initiation or intensification of a cooperation project with Thai (or Vietnamese/Malaysian/Singaporean) higher education
representatives in the framework of Erasmus Mundus.

Additional activities such as visits to local universities or bilateral meetings besides the seminar are explicitly encouraged.

How is he funding designed?

The maximum total amount eligible for funding in the Euro-Asia.net project is EUR 2.500 for travel and subsistence costs. 20% percent of this subsidy will need to be covered by the applicant’s own resources. The financial participation of beneficiaries aims to ensure the commitment of beneficiaries to the implementation of the projects proposed.

Further information/additional requirements

Applicants will be required to present a report on the participation in the seminar, the impact on their cooperation project with Thai (or Vietnamese/Malaysian/Singaporean) institutions as well as the state of play of application and selection in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus programme.

Submitting an application (see contact details below)

Applications must be submitted by e-Mail and by post

1. 1 original and 3 copies of the completed application form
2. 1 original and 3 copies of the financial plan
3. 1 original and 3 copies of the completed project profile form

In order to support networking and partner search during the seminar, information on project profiles and requirements for potential
partners are gathered before the seminar takes place. The application form provides the possibility to propose one specific Thai (or Vietnamese/Malaysian/Singaporean) partner to be invited to the seminar. The project profile is designed to give an idea on the project idea, existing partnerships and requirements for potential partners and will therefore form the basis of the selection. The project profile will be published on the seminar website prior to the seminar taking place. 

Submission deadline

The submission deadline for Euro-Asia.net project proposals is September 1, 2011.
Only applications submitted by the deadline and in accordance with the requirements specified above will be accepted. Applications submitted by fax or by e-Mail only will not be examined.

Selection procedure

The selection of project beneficiaries will by done by a professional selection board composed of 3 independent international experts. Euro-Asia.net will issue three calls for proposals and select app. 10 projects in each selection round. Selected project beneficiaries are going to be informed late September 2011.

Selection criteria

1. Conformity of the project idea with the requirements of the Erasmus Mundus Programme (Action 1, 2 and 3)
2. Description of networking activities during the seminar (reasons for participation, expected outputs of meeting with new and/or existing partners)
3. Eligibility of financial plan

Contact details

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Unit 604 – Tempus/Erasmus Mundus/
EU Third Country cooperation
Mr. Martin Schifferings – Euro-Asia.net
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
GERMANY
E-Mail: schifferings(at)daad.de
Telephone: +49-228-882-716

The Call for Proposals, Application Form und Project Profile are available on the ASEMUNDUS homepage: http://www.asem-education-secretariat.org/asemundus

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