Application deadline: 15 May 2013
The Industrialised Countries Instrument (ICI) promotes co-operation between the European Union and seventeen industrialised and other high-income countries and territories in North America, the Asia-Pacific region and the Gulf region One of the supported specific actions promotes "people-to-people links" with the aim to enhance mutual understanding between cultures and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge.
This 2012 ICI-ECP Call for Proposals supports co-operation with Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea by means of Joint Degree projects (JDP) and Joint Mobility projects (JMP). Such projects focus on structured exchanges of students and faculty members; and on the joint development of joint or shared curricula and joint study programmes, as well as on the award of joint or double degrees in the case of Joint Degree projects.
All projects must address: development of innovative international curricula; student services, language and cultural preparation; organisational frameworks for student mobility and faculty members' mobility; evaluation; sustainability and dissemination.
In the case of Joint Degree Projects the Call is open to consortia of higher education institutions.
In the case of Joint Mobility Projects the Call is open to consortia of vocational and training institutions or higher education institutions.Eligible applicants must be from one of the Partner Countries and from one of the 27 countries of the European Union or Croatia (Croatia is expected to become a Member State of the European Union on 1 July 2013. The participation of Croatia in the present call for proposals is subject to the entry into force of the Accession Treaty by the date of the award decision).
The total budget available for the co-financing of projects amounts to approximately EUR 2.45 million. Comparable funding will be provided by the Partner Countries in accordance with the rules applicable for each of them. It is anticipated that three to four projects EU - Australia, three to five projects EU-Japan, one project EU- New Zealand and three to five projects EU-Republic of Korea will be funded in 2013.
The deadline for submission of applications is 15th May 2013. Applications bearing a postmark after this date will not be considered. They must be submitted both to the EU and to the implementing institutions in Australia (Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education – DIISTRE) or in Japan ( Japan Student Services Organisation –JASSO) or in New Zealand (Education New Zealand) or in the Republic of Korea (National Research Foundation of Korea).
EU applications on behalf of the EU lead institution must be submitted on the correct form, duly completed, signed by the person authorised to enter into legally binding commitments on behalf of the applicant organisation and dated.
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
Unit P10 – TEMPUS and Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialised Countries
ICI-ECP Call for Proposals 2012
Avenue du Bourget n°1 – BOUR 02/17
The Manager, Europe and Americas Section
International Education and Science Division
Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
GPO Box 9839
Canberra ACT 2601
International Scholarship Division
Student Exchange Department
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8630, Japan
ICI Education Cooperation Programme
Education New Zealand
PO Box 12-041
ICI Education Co-operation Programme
Team of European & American Cooperation Programme
Division of International Affairs
National Research Foundation of Korea
25, Heolleungno, Seocho-gu, Seoul,
Republic of Korea, 137-748
Applications must be submitted using the form provided and they have to include all the annexes and information requested.
All applicants will receive a written notification of the outcome of the selection as well as feedback on the evaluation of their application.
For the contractualisation, please note that the Special Conditions of the ICI ECP Grant Agreements are currently under revision due to the entry into force of the new Financial Regulation and its Rules of Application as from 01 January 2013. For your information, below you can find the renewed "General Conditions".
This action is managed by the EACEA, unit P10 Unit P10 –TEMPUS & Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialised Countries.
Applicants may also contact the Industrialised Countries Selection team, for further information, at: