ERASMUS+ Staff Training Mobility (STT)

"Mobility for staff training": this activity supports the professional development of HEI teaching and non-teaching staff in the form of training events abroad (excluding conferences) and job shadowing/observation periods/training at a partner HEI, or at another relevant organisation abroad.

Applications are invited from Academic and Non-Academic Staff members who would be interested in training in one of our partner institutions within the EU/EEA.

Calls for applications are issued on a rolling basis until all grants are utilized. Each year, all grants must be used in order for us to receive the same if not an increase in the next year.

A lisiting of Staff Training Weeks being hosted by our partner institutions can be found here: Training Weeks

Please note we are yet to receive complete guidelines for the new programme, and thus the below is subject to change.

How to Apply:

Please contact erasmus@dit.ie for the application form and more information.

General Rules for STT:

  • Teaching and Non-Teaching staff participating in staff mobility shall be nationals of a country participating in the Erasmu+ or a national of another country employed or living in the participating country, under the conditions fixed by the participating country, taking into account the nature of the programme.
  • In 2013-14  the participating countries are: 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway & Turkey.
  • The staff involved in staff training shall be employed by an HEI holding an ECHE.
  • The selection of the HEIs staff will be done by the sending HEI on the basis of a Training Programme agreed in advance by both the sending and the host institution or enterprise. persons to be awarded a grant for undergoing training will be selected on the basis of a "training programme" submitted by the applicant after consultation with the host. The essential elements shall be: objectives and added value of the mobility, expected results in terms of the additional expertise / competences to be acquired, activities to be carried out and if possible a programme of the period.
  • The duration of the mobility shall be 5 working days. Stays shorter than 5 working days are allowed in the case of attendance of seminars and workshops . However, the applicant shall provide a justification in such cases with specific attention to the content and relevance for the staff concerned.
  • To ensure the participation of the greatest possible number of staff priority shall be given to teachers/staff going abroad for the first time.
  • Particular attention shall be paid to conflicts of interest for applicant staff dealing with the organisation of Erasmus mobility. Both the home institution and host institution/enterprise shall be responsible for the quality of the mobility period abroad

Financial Rules for Training mobility

  • The beneficiary does not have to justify the costs incurred but has to be able to prove the reality of activities resulting into the entitlement to a specific grant amount (for example the number of days spent abroad determine the maximum amount to which one is entitled for the stay) by means of a Confirmation of Mobility Document, Training Programme & Final Report.
  • Subsistence costs cover accommodation, meals, local travel, and the cost of telecommunications, including fax and Internet, insurance and all other sundries. DIT subsistence rates do not apply.
  • Travel costs are calculated taking into account the estimated (ex-ante) or actual (ex-post) costs of travel. They are paid on the basis of real costs.
  • Staff members must provide the Exchange Coordinator with proof of expenditure for travel in the form of their air ticket and boarding passes. Copies of these will be required at Final Report stage for all travel undertaken.
  • Staff are expected to travel by the most efficient and economic route.
  • One day is meant to denote one day, with or without an overnight stay
  • Weekends or holidays falling in the period of the stay abroad are not considered for support, unless they are used as working or travel days. If work is undertaken during holidays or weekend days the beneficiary must submit proof of activity on these days (e.g. travel tickets, certificate of attendance, etc)
  • Staff to be awarded a grant for undergoing training will be selected on the basis of a "training programme" (see below) submitted by the applicant after consultation with the host. 
  • The programme of the person shall demonstrate that there have been activities linked to the mobility from Monday morning to Friday evening.

Partner Institutions:

Staff can view a listing here. Contact Details for a particular institution can be requested at erasmus@dit.ie

Partner Training Weeks we have been advised of are listed here.

How the Grants are awarded:

The Erasmus Grant Awards Committe was established in 2009. The committee consists of representatives from each college.

All applications received are sent to Committee who will then meet to discuss applications received. Successful applicants are then contacted by the European Student Coordinator who outlines the next steps in the process.

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