Teaching staff exchange and administrative staff training
Would you like to do a staff teaching or training exchange at one of our Erasmus partner institutions?
Each year the European Union award the Higher Education Authority exchange places for both students and staff under the Erasmus + programme. Under staff mobility, the programme funds academic teaching at our partner locations (Erasmus partners only) and relevant administrative staff training or conferences in any EU country destination. The International Office processes the paperwork for this travel, but the arrangements of the visit are organised by the staff member.
Maynooth University academic and administrative staff members have previously travelled for teaching and training to Italy, Austria, Spain, Poland, France, Czech Republic, Malta, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Greece, Norway, Denmark and Bulgaria.
MU staff can go on an Erasmus teaching exchange, training or conferences for a maximum of 5 days. Teaching exchanges involve a minimum of 8 hours teaching for the 5 days. If less teaching hours are required, the funding rate is pro rata.
Dr. Joe Timoney from the Computer Science Dept. teaching at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw, Poland.
The topic of the lecture was "Music Databases", which included a whole variety of topics related to how music is consumed in today's, technological and internet driven world.
The Erasmus funding for these visits, which is administered by Wendy Cameron at the International Office, includes travel costs and a per diem rate for expenses. The amount of funding allowed should cover the staff member’s full costs, but this is dependent on location and is not guaranteed. Funding is paid upon completion of paperwork after the trip. An indication of allowable costs is below.
Teaching staff doing the full teaching amount and administrative or academic staff going to conferences or trainings will be paid the higher amount as shown above. The daily allowance is calculated on which country you are visiting.
For travel expenses there is an allowance which is calculated based on the distance you travel. The distance calculator calculates the mileage from Dublin to your destination, depending on the distance travelled there are different bands for your allotted allowance.
See guidelines in the table below:
The HEA divide the allocated places designated by the EU between all the institutions in Ireland. In awarding places, MU’s previous history is taken into consideration, that is, if we have used all our allocated places in a year then we are likely to be awarded the amount requested for the following year. However, if staff mobility places are not utilised then fewer places will be awarded the following year. On this note, we encourage you to avail of these great funded opportunities to collaborate in teaching and training with Maynooth University’s Erasmus partners!
Staff can also earn an Erasmus + DELTA digital badge.
For further information on the process involved to express interest, secure a place and apply for payment post-trip please contact Wendy Cameron as below.
Room 9, Top Floor Humanity House, South Campus