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Ghent University - Call for ENLIGHT initiatives

Call for ENLIGHT initiatives

Ghent University intends to support joint cooperation activities in education and research between Ghent University and two or more of the eight other ENLIGHT universities.

In the framework of this call, Ghent University intends to support joint initiatives for developing (new) activities within the ENLIGHT network.  The aim is to stimulate Ghent University staff members and doctoral researchers to work together with colleagues across the ENLIGHT network. This call supports both initiatives aimed at collaborating in the field of research as in the field of education. 

Criteria

Who can apply?

Staff members (including doctoral researchers) of Ghent University.

Disciplinary field:  

The call is open to proposals from any disciplinary field.

Activities eligible for funding:  

The present call is targeted at the organization, creation and exploration of (new) joint activities and opportunities between Ghent University and other ENLIGHT partners in both the fields of education and research: 

2022 UGent call

Co-funding requirements:    

A financial commitment (co-funding) of the other ENLIGHT partners is required (share in organizational costs or mobility) for proposals aiming at the organization of joint ENLIGHT activities, both in the field of education and research.
As a rule for joint ENLIGHT activities the ‘sending’ university accounts for the funding of travel and accommodation of the own outgoing staff (including PhD and postdoctoral researchers) while the host university accounts for any organizational costs of the activity applied for.

Partner requirements:   

The integration of a minimum of three ENLIGHT partners (including UGent) in the proposal is required for proposals aiming at the organization of joint ENLIGHT activities. Activity cycles, previously running within the U4Society network, are advised to extend their initiative to the wider consortium and to include min. two ENLIGHT partners formerly not involved in U4Society. If upscaling of your former U4S project is not possible, for instance if the corresponding research domain or educational programme of interest is not available at other ENLIGHT-partners or some other reason, please describe this situation in your application.  

Deadline

The call is open on a permanent basis until the end of the ENLIGHT project phase: November 2023 for ENLIGHT Erasmus+ (Education) and August 2024 for ENLIGHT RISE (Research). Evaluations of proposals will be done 4 times a year: 15 March, 15 June, 15 September and 15 December.

Selection

The selection of proposals will be based on following criteria:

  • Accordance with the overall ENLIGHT objective of transforming learning and teaching (see factsheet):
    • International learning via flexible international learning paths combining multiple short and longer virtual and physical learning experiences in different countries
    • Research-oriented, challenge-based learning experiences around open-ended and real-world problems together with socio-economic actors (living labs, cooperative learning)
    • Transdisciplinarity, combining multiple disciplinary approaches with social perspectives
    • Versatility, uniting scientific knowledge with transversal skills such as intercultural awareness, inclusive leadership, and multilingualism 
  • Feasibility
  • Innovative character
  • Sustainability
  • Role of the applicant in the project
  • [Education] – for former U4Society initiatives only: upscaling to ENLIGHT partners (If upscaling is not possible, for instance if the corresponding research domain or educational programme of interest is not available at other ENLIGHT partners, please describe this situation in your application)

[Education]: The selection commission will consist of the director of education, the director of internationalisation, the head of IRO and the IRO contact person for this call.
[Research]: The selection commission will consist of the director of research, the head of Research Coordination Office and the ENLIGHT RISE project manager.

How to apply?

Applications are made on the basis of the designated form and sent as a PDF-document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The document should be named as follows:

  • [Education] – surname_MainApplicant_name_MainApplicant_ENLIGHT_EDU-application
  • [Research] - surname_MainApplicant_name_MainApplicant_ENLIGHT_RISE-application

Report

Within one month after the end of the funded activity, a short report (max. 1A4), signed by the main applicant, together with the proven expenditure, must be sent electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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