VLIR-UOS Call Short Training Initiatives (KOI), 2015

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Applications are invited for VLIR-UOS short training scholarships available for practical training of 1 to 2 weeks at a Flemish university or university college in Flanders or in a VLIR-UOS partner country for which VLIR-UOS elaborated a country strategy. Participants must be a national and resident of one of the 54 countries of the VLIR-UOS-country list in order to be eligible for a VLIR-UOS scholarship. The funding of a Short Training Initiative includes, in addition to the scholarships for participants, a project fee for the organizing university or university college. This fee consists of bench fees per VLIR-UOS sponsored participant (€ 66 per participant per day). The application deadline is 20th October 2014.. The Short Training Initiatives (STI, in Dutch: KOI) are short term, intensive, interactive, and applicable trainings, organised at a university or university college in Flanders or in a VLIR-UOS partner country targeting participants from developing countries. They explore a question related to development challenges of one or more developing countries with which VLIR-UOS cooperates or to a specific theme in the country strategy of a partner country for which such strategy has been developed.. Scholarships are available for practical training of 1 to 2 weeks at a Flemish university or university college in Flanders or in a VLIR-UOS partner country for which VLIR-UOS elaborated a country strategy.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholarships are awarded in a development oriented subject.
Who can apply to this scholarship? The promoter(s) and budget holder should meet the following criteria.
· Promoter Professors, researchers and lecturers, who are affiliated with a Flemish university or university college, can apply to this call on the condition that:
· they will remain affiliated with the institution for at least the scheduled duration of the project;
· they are authorised to submit a project proposal (this does not mean they have to be able to enter into financial commitments on behalf of the institution, see budget holder);
· they have the required competences to successfully manage and lead the project;
· they are the (co
· )organiser of the STI.
· The target group of a STI is in principle international. Participants must be a national and resident of one of the 54 countries of the VLIR
· UOS
· country list in order to be eligible for a VLIR
· UOS scholarship
Benefits of the scholarship: The funding of a Short Training Initiative includes, in addition to the scholarships for participants, a project fee for the organizing university or university college. This fee consists of bench fees per VLIR-UOS sponsored participant (€ 66 per participant per day). This allowance covers the deployment of academic and administrative staff as well as logistical expenses, communication expenses and teaching aids.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: It is a lump sum which is paid to the organisers on the basis of a bench fee for every VLIR-UOS scholarship awardee in proportion to the duration of the STI. Each VLIR-UOS scholarship participant entitles the programme organisers to a bench fee of € 66 per day of STI, as stipulated in the VLIR-UOS scholarship guidelines. This means that a STI programme of two weeks with 14 VLIR-UOS scholarship participants gives the right to a bench fee of € 12.936 (14*66*14).
Number of scholarships: The total available budget for STI allows VLIR-UOS to organise minimum 6 STIs of 14 days with 14 scholarship participants each. These figures are only indicative.

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