Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme - call for Proposals - by 12 June 2019

The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme is a partnership project between the African Union and the European Union.

Following the Africa-EU Summit of 2017, the EU decided to further support mobility of students and staff within Africa over the period 2018-2021. The present call is therefore the third one organised in that framework.

The overall objective of the programme is to enhance human capital development in Africa.

The programme’s specific objectives are to :

  • increase the employability of students ;
  • improve the quality of higher education in Africa and its relevance to Africa’s development vision ;
  • strengthen the modernisation and internationalisation of African higher education institutions, and promote the development of an African higher education and research space.

Mobility of students and staff between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) is expected to help them acquire stronger knowledge and skills and contribute to improve the quality and relevance of teaching and learning through exchanges of practices. Within the African Union vision, this is also essential for developing higher education capacity to generate African solutions to African challenges and to build an African higher education and research space.

The Deadline for submitting applications is 12 June 2019 12:00 (noon) Brussels time.

Partnership :

  • The partnership must be constituted of a minimum of four (4) / maximum of six (6) HEIs (including the lead applicant) from Africa ; and one technical partner from an EU member state.
  • In each partnership, no more than two (2) HEIs (including the lead applicant) from the same country are allowed to participate.
  • HEIs from a minimum of three (3) African regions must participate in any partnership (taking into account the lead applicant).
    • North :Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Tunisia
    • West :Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • Central :Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé-and-Príncipe
    • East :Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
    • South :Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, eSwatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe

This Call for proposals is open to the following thematic fields of study :

  • Education : Education, Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving education
  • Arts and Humanities : Languages
  • Natural sciences : Environment, Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
  • Engineering, manufacturing and construction : Environmental protection and technology, Electricity and energy, Food processing, Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving engineering, manufacturing and construction 
  • Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary : Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Veterinary, Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary, Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary not elsewhere classified

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IEEE Africa Council