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Frontpage News 2014 Supporting education cooperation in Latvia

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Strengthening cooperation and removing obstacles to mobility in education are important objectives for the EEA and Norway Grants. Photographer: Maciek Nabradalik

Supporting education cooperation in Latvia

Funding is now available for higher education mobility projects under the Latvian ‘Research and Scholarship’ programme.

Institutional cooperation leads to enhanced competence-building, increased human capital and know-how, thereby making it a key element for increasing the quality of education. Under this call for proposals, institutions of higher education in Latvia can receive support to implement two-way mobility projects with institutions from Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

What is supported?

  • Any type of student and academic staff mobility from Latvia to Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland, and vice-versa. Each application should include only one study field,
  • Since an important objective of the programme is to contribute to bilateral research, cooperation between the research and mobility projects is welcome. Projects aiming at combining research and scholarship activities and involving PhD, master’s and bachelor’s students in joint research projects will receive extra points during evaluation. Examples on the possible modes of cooperation:
    • Involvement of PhD, master and bachelor students in research projects by working on their assignments/thesis on related research topics (collection of data, surveys, analysis etc.);
    • Development of optional new study modules by research institutions based on their research interests that bachelor and master students can participate;
    • Courses on scientific methods/theory developed through research in specialized fields for bachelor and master students

How much is funded?

The total budget for scholarship activities is €1 118 507.

There is no minimum amount of grant assistance per project; however, projects must comply with minimum duration requirements.

Who can apply for funding?

  • Accredited higher education institution (HEI) from Latvia, including colleges, holding valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

Cooperation with at least one project partner (HEI/college holding valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education) in Norway, Liechtenstein or Iceland is mandatory. Prospective applicants can contact the Donor Programme Partner (Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation on Education) to ask for assistance in finding the project partners from donor states.

Research institutions may be involved as partners, where relevant. Other institutions including those from other countries than Latvia and the Donor states can participate in the project as partners, but aren’t eligible for grant from the Scholarship activity.

When is the application deadline?

All applications must be submitted by 24:00 (UTC+2) on 23 January 2015.

Visit the website of the programme operator for more information about this call

Read more about the Latvian ‘Research and Scholarship’ programme