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Funding to teach or train elsewhere in Europe
Sussex staff are being invited to apply for funding to teach or train abroad.
The Erasmus scheme for 2012-13 is now open and provides funding to enable both academic and administrative staff to spend time at a higher education institution in one of 32 countries in Europe.
In 2011/12, 21 members of Sussex staff benefitted from the programme. There were 17 teaching visits and four staff training visits to eight different countries and 16 different higher education institutions. In 2012/13 the University has an increased budget and hopes to be able to fund a higher number of visits.
Dr Martyn Stenning visited the University of Montpelier in France over May and June this year to learn more about the ecology of blue tits – the subject of his DPhil thesis at Sussex. He said: “The grant from Erasmus and paid leave from the School of Life Sciences gave me the opportunity to work with the world’s top scientists on this species. Being a training visit, it enabled me to learn the best techniques there are for studying blue tits.”
Applications for visits this year are being accepted until 15 November by the International and Study Abroad Office (ISAO), who run the scheme at Sussex.
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