You can also take part in a research period at Charles University via other programmes supporting mobility for academic and administrative staff. These programmes are organized by universities, research institutes, educational foundations, institutions attached to embassies, national governments, non-profit governmental organizations, etc. For more information on academic mobility programmes please contact your home university or your home country’s education ministry. You will also find plenty of useful information and links on web portals related to research mobility.
The following list gives links to some of the best-known mobility programmes:
CEEPUS - Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies
The CEEPUS programme supports multilateral regional cooperation through university networks. The goal of the programme is to create a Central European university network consisting of various sub-networks. Partner universities collaborate on various research tasks within the network.
CEEPUS II agreements have been signed by the following countries (listed in alphabetical order, not chronologically): Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia/FYROM, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia; Kosovo is a cooperating partner.
The CEEPUS programme is targeted at undergraduate students who have completed at least two semesters, postgraduate students and academic staff. The programme is based on the principle of reciprocity in exchanges.
It is also possible to become part of the network as a ‘free mover’ if your home university is not a member of a suitable network.
Marie Curie Actions - Research Fellowship Programme
The EU’s Marie Curie Actions programme enables researchers from EU member states to spend research periods in other member states.
Marie Curie Fellowships are European research grants that are available to all postgraduate researchers regardless of their nationality or field of research. The research funding enables scientists to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with competences or disciplines that are useful for their future careers.
The German Academic Exchange Service DAAD is one of the largest organizations worldwide supporting international mobility for students and academic staff. It was founded in 1925 and has provided funding to over 1.5 million recipients.
DAAD supports international links with German universities and promotes the study of German language and culture abroad.
Besides funding periods abroad for German students and academic staff, DAAD also awards a range of grants to non-German applicants in order to fund their study or research periods at German universities.
BAYHOST - Bavarian Academic Centre for Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
BAYHOST incorporates all universities and vocational and artistic higher education institutions in Bavaria. The Centre’s core mission is to support exchanges of university students and staff through a range of grants.