Call for proposals, Nordplus 2018 projects

CALL for applications for Nordplus Higher Education programme through CIRRUS network
DEADLINE: January 22, 2018, to be sent to sandra.mell@artun.ee

The Nordplus programme has shifted its deadline and is now February 1 (used to be March 1).
By January 22, we need your project descriptions along with the budget file in order to insert it in the application system of Nordplus. Please use Nordplus Handbook 2018 (pages 26 – 34) or turn to CIRRUS coordinator to find out more.

The type of projects that we are waiting for are:

  1.  INTENSIVE COURSES (please use the forms below)
    1.1 download CIRRUS_IC_CALL_2018 FORM  +
    1.2.Nordplus-CIRRUS_IC_budget_ENG_2018
  2. JOINT STUDY PROGRAMMES
    2.1 download CIRRUS_JSP_CALL_2018 form
    2.1 Nordplus_CIRRUS  Model Budget_JSP_DP_2018
  3. DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
    3.1 DOWNLOAD CIRRUS_DP_CALL_2018
    3.2 Nordplus_CIRRUS  Model Budget_JSP_DP_2018

MORE IN DETAIL: (copied from NP handbook)

Intensive courses
Nordplus Higher Education awards grants for intensive courses lasting between one week (five working days) and one month. Courses may take place during term time or in the summer by way of short courses, symposiums, master classes or workshops. Intensive courses must include students and academic staff from at least three different countries. The courses must yield ECTS points and must be recognised as part of the students’ degree. The number of ECTS points should be stated in the application.
PhD students may act as teachers on intensive courses. They are not eligible for a grant if they are students in the programme. The same intensive course can be granted Nordplus funding for three consecutive years but annual applications must be submitted. It is recommended that the hosting institution is rotated.

Joint study programmes
Nordplus Higher Education awards grants for development of joint study
programmes.
Nordplus joint study programmes are defined as follows:
– Programmes are full-degree study programmes established according
to national legislation.
– Programmes lead to a degree recognised by national authorities.
– Degree certificates with a Diploma Supplement are issued according to
national legislation.
– Mobility is integrated into the programme setup.
– Programmes are developed jointly, and all courses and study units
should be approved by all participating parties.
– The collaborative venture is governed by a signed agreement defining
its aims as well as the roles of the participating parties.
The same joint study programme can be granted Nordplus funding for three consecutive years but annual applications must be submitted. Joint study programmes are complex processes. HEIs can combine Nordplus and Nordic Master grants in various ways. More information on Nordic Master is available on www.nordicmaster.org. The website consists
also of many useful handbooks and guides on joint programmes.

Development projects
Nordplus Higher Education offers grants for innovative development projects within the field of Higher Education.
Apart from joint curriculum planning and joint
modules, projects may focus on issues such as:
– Collaboration with the labour market
– Quality assurance
– The dissemination and use of results achieved by networks and projects
– The development of collaborations with other institutions in the public
or private sectors as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
within Higher Education
– The development of new teaching methods.
The same project can be granted Nordplus funding for three consecutive years but annual applications must be submitted.