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Erasmus Staff Mobility

09 Jan 2017

Funding available to undertake training or teaching in Europe

Are you interested in spending a short period of time teaching or training in another European country?

The International Programmes Office is once again distributing Erasmus funding for staff mobility.

Erasmus offers a funded opportunity both for academic and non-academic staff to teach, train or work in another participating European country. You could get to know first-hand the workings of another European educational system, deliver a course with European colleagues and/or discover best practices to bring back to your role in Manchester.   

There are two strands of staff mobility:

  • Teacher Mobility (for academic staff only)
  • Staff Training (for non-academic or academic staff)

Teacher Mobility (TM)

The Teacher Mobility strand provides funding to teach from two days (minimum 8 hrs) to six weeks at another European university. This teaching must take place at a university holding an Erasmus Charter.

Staff Training Mobility (ST)

The Staff Training Mobility strand provides funding for staff to acquire training at another European institution of Higher Education (holding an Erasmus University Charter) or at a European enterprise.

All staff are eligible to apply.

The purpose of the mobility should be to allow the participant to learn by sharing good practice, and to acquire practical skills and knowledge that they can apply to their current position at The University of Manchester.

Training may include:  a short secondment, job-shadowing, study visits, language training, seminars, workshops, courses. The training period can be from two working days to two months.

Examples of past projects include familiarization with databases, comparative evaluation of administration of taught programmes, and training on how to use psychological tracking equipment.  Please note that this funding cannot be used to support conference attendance.

Further information

The staff mobility scheme is now open for applications. For an application form and further details, e-mail:

Due to an extension to the external reporting deadline, the internal application deadline has also been extended to Tuesday, 28 February. Applications will be processed in order of receipt.  Placements must be completed by Monday, 31 July.

This opportunity is offered with the support of the Commission of the European Communities within the framework of the LLP Erasmus Programme. The European Union is not liable for any use made of the information supplied under this programme.