Read the open calls carefully and ensure you meet the eligibility requisites.
Decide which UPF department you would like to go to for your mobility by checking their teaching and research offer through their website.
Factsheets, published together with the call, can provide a snapshot of partner universities and indicate useful links. Get an initial idea of departments/academics who might be able to host you during your mobility.
Alternatively, you might already know the academic/department and approach them.
Those applying for mobility for teaching only or for teaching/training: Fill in the necessary information on p.1 of the Mobility Agreement for Teaching only or for Teaching/Training and answer questions on page 2 (motivation statement, main objectives, added value, content of the teaching programme, and expected outcomes).
Bear in mind that the mobility is 5 days long and should include at least 8 hours of teaching if it´s for teaching mobility only. If the mobility is for teaching/training, indicate the number of teaching hours and a programme of training activities. The length of your answers is not limited (just keep within reasonable limits) and has to provide enough information for the evaluators to assess your application. This part will matter the most in the evaluation.
Those applying for mobility for training only: Fill in the Mobility Agreement for Training only, outlining the programme of training activities. Please note that at the selection stage priority will be given to mobilities with a teaching component.
Approach the potential host academic/department at the receiving university with your mobility agreement proposal to check their availability/willingness to host your stay, and agree on the mobility dates. If necessary, the International Office at the host university (check factsheets for their contact details) can help establish contact or look for an academic/department who can act as a host.
Obtain signatures for your Mobility Agreement by your sending institution, the receiving institution, and sign it yourself. Scanned signatures are accepted.
The Head of Department/Faculty, another designated person or the host academic can sign the Mobility Agreement on behalf of the sending and the receiving institutions.
Fill in the application form attaching the signed Mobility Agreement and CV. Your application will be checked by Silvia Vilanova to make sure everything is correct. It is highly recommended to submit the application well in advance of the deadline to make sure there is enough time to do this check.
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