Testimonial from Prof. Nathan Wasserman, Institute of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Leipzig:
"My contacts with the Altorientalisches Institut in Leipzig University began more than 10 years ago, when Prof. Michael P. Streck and myself have joined forces in establishing a research team focused on the study of Akkadian literary compositions (SEAL: http://www.seal.uni-leipzig.de/).
Our joint scientific work (in the framework of two consecutive GIF projects) was so successful that Erasmus+ was only a natural development for us. Since three years now, each of us travels, with the help of Erasmus+, to his colleague's university for a one-week blockseminar. Each side sends two students per year for a duration of one semester, allowing them to gain from the strong aspects of Leipzig/Jerusalem. The bilateral ties -- scientific but also collegial -- between the two universities are stronger than ever, for the benefit of all. Erasmus+ is a program which offers many opportunities in all levels".
ERASMUS+ offers funding for teaching visits to selected European partner universities of the Hebrew University.
The International Office publishes annual calls for applications for staff mobility.
It is recommended to follow the International Office announcements. Full details on the mobility opportunities can be found in call for applications.
Note that the partner universities and fields of study included in the Calls for Applications may change from year to year.
- Easy and fast application process that does not require much paperwork!
- 98% success rate.
- Opportunity to strengthen existing academic ties and create new ones.
- Travel and Daily Subsistence provided.
- Minimum visit duration: 5 working days and more, up to a maximum of 2 months (depending on specific agreement).
- All mobility periods include 2 days travel, e.g. 5 working days + 2 travel days = 7 days.
- Participants are required to deliver a minimum of 8 hours teaching per week (or part of week). Teaching can take on a variety of different forms, such as guest presentations in local courses related to expertise, workshops for graduate/doctoral student, one on one supervision, public lectures, etc. Support for research-based stays is not provided within the scope of Erasmus+, however, research activities may be conducted in combination with a teaching stay.
- Applicants must be in a proper employment relationship with the Hebrew University at the time they apply and this must continue at least until the end of the mobility visit
All application documents should be submitted to by the Call Deadline via the application website.
- CV and short publication list;
- Invitation letter from academic host at Partner University
- Teaching plan for the period of mobility – max. 1 page.
Following the closure of the call for applications, the selection of outgoing candidates is carried out by the Hebrew University evaluation committees, in accordance with Erasmus + program regulations that require “a selection process that is fair, transparent and documented, ensuring equal opportunities to participants eligible for mobility”.
Following completion of the selection process, the staff will be notified of the outcome of the selection process.
On completion of the internal selection process, the International Office will notify the partner university of the selected staff (an administrative step referred to as "nomination") by email.
Following the nomination and acceptance (Note that the internal selection does not by itself guarantee that the mobility will take place!) of the staff member at the partner university, invitation letters should be sent to the nominated staff member by the partner university after the reception of all the required documents.
Mobility Agreement for Teaching
The host institution will send the HUJI Faculty member a "Teaching Mobility Agreement" This sets out the program for the visit goals and program and forms the basis of the mobility. The form needs to be confirmed and approved by the member of staff, the sending and the receiving institution.
At HUJI "The Sending Institutions", the Staff Teaching Agreement should be e-signed by the Chair of the department/Dean of Faculty and returned to the host institution. The fully signed version should be sent to the HUJI International Office: firstname.lastname@example.org for our files. Scanned/digital signatures are acceptable.
Planning the Mobility
Travel expenses will be reimbursed to you by the host institution. The host will send each staff member a "grant agreement" which mainly provides details on the financial terms.
Each institution works in a different mode and this information should be provided to you by their International Office or make direct inquiries. You should keep all boarding cards and travel receipts.
No funds are usually transferred to HUJI.
Travel and accommodation costs:
Amounts vary depending upon the EU rates for each partner university:
- Daily subsistence rate
- Travel costs
Accommodation and travel costs are refunded in accordance with the Erasmus+ regulations and partner university internal guidelines.
Participants must have a medical and travel insurance for the period of their stay, with at least the following covered: Medical care, Medical Transfer of the Sick and Injured to their home country and Transport of Mortal Remains and Private Civil Liability Insurance.
The program will operate according to the Teaching Plan Agreement. Staff will be required to teach 8 hours a week.
Any additional meetings with any potential collaborators, meeting students, university officials etc. can be set up in conjunction with your hosts.
After the Mobility
Follow up Questionnaire
Staff who participate in the exchange program are asked to submit a short report on their return. These surveys are reviewed by the International Office, and any issues are brought to the attention of the International Office.