Mobility of researchers (academic and scientific) including doctoral students with an employment relationship at Palacký University
Researchers and doctoral students (hereinafter DS) who have an employment relationship at UP (work contract, DPP/Agreement to Perform Work, or DPČ/Agreement to Complete a Job) have the opportunity to go on an Erasmus+ mobility in the categories of Teaching or Training. In the case of teaching stays, you must be an academic staff member or DS student with an employment relationship with UP. The workload does not matter. The maximum length of the study stay is 60 days; minimum 2 days. Applicants for a study stay must pass a selection procedure at the sending department/faculty. The selection criteria are entirely within the competence of the department/faculty, but they must be transparent and fair. Priority should be given to applicants who have not yet had the opportunity to complete an Erasmus+ study visit.
The Erasmus+ programme in the Training category is intended for all employees with an employment relationship at UP. The workload does not matter. These employees must also be selected and nominated by the sending workplace.
More information on the programme is available at the International Relations Office of the UP Rector’s Office.
Government scholarships for mobilities abroad (study and research stay, summer language courses) are intended for students of all levels, including DS students (an employment relationship at UP is not compulsory), post-docs, and UP researchers. Click here for a list of all currently announced calls. The selection procedure, on the basis of quotas announced by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (this applies to teachers of Chinese), is organised by the UP IRO, which also ensures the sending of nominations to the Ministry of Education. More information is available here.
CEEPUS is a Central European university exchange programme focused on regional cooperation within university networks. The programme is intended for undergraduate students from the end of the second semester, postgraduate students (an employment relationship at UP is not compulsory), and researchers. More information is available here.
The Fulbright Commission is an intergovernmental organisation specialising in educational exchanges between the Czech Republic and the United States. Scholarships are applied for by individuals (students and researchers) directly to the Fulbright Commission, not through their home academic or other institutions. Fellows are selected in an open competition. Prof Jaroslav Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org, is the coordinator and contact person for the Fulbright programme at Palacký University.
Within the Erasmus+ programme, non-academic staff can also complete an internship/training. The only condition is an employment relationship with UP. The mobility can be a study visit to a partner workplace, job shadowing, a course or workshop, etc. The condition is the acquisition of new knowledge and skills applicable at home. Attendance at a conference is not considered as training. Employees must be selected/nominated by the sending workplace. The selection criteria are entirely within the competence of the sending workplace but must be transparent and fair. Priority should be given to candidates who have not yet had the opportunity to receive Erasmus+ training. More information is available here.
For information on travel insurance for Palacký University employees and students, please visit the International Liaison Office website.