Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme: first call for proposals (20/01/2011)

The programme aims to increase access to quality education that will encourage and enable ACP students to undertake postgraduate studies, and to promote student retention in the region along with mobility of staff (academic and administrative), while increasing the competitiveness and attractiveness of the institutions themselves.

The intra-ACP academic mobility scheme provides support to:

  • higher education institutions to set up inter-institutional cooperation partnerships between universities from different countries within the ACP regions;
  • individual students, researchers and university staff to spend a study / research / teaching period in the context of one of the above mentioned cooperation partnerships.

This programme builds on the African Union’s Mwalimu Nyerere programme for Africa, granting additional funding, and setting up a similar scheme for the Caribbean and Pacific regions. It is funded through the European Development Fund (EDF).

The first Call for Proposals from Higher Education Institutions under the intra-ACP academic mobility scheme was launched on 31 December 2010, with a deadline of 6 May 2011.

For more information on the Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/intra_acp_mobility/programme/about_acp_mobility_en.php

To access the Call for Proposals: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/intra_acp_mobility/funding/2011/call_eacea_35_10_en.php