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Visegrad University Studies Grant (VUSG)

 

The Visegrad University Studies Grant (VUSG) is a grant pro­gram designed for uni­ver­si­ties with the aim to pro­mote and sup­port the devel­op­ment and launch­ing of out­stand­ing uni­ver­sity courses or degree pro­grams that deal with spe­cific phe­nom­ena explic­itly related to the Visegrad Group (V4) coun­tries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). The grant is intended as a lump-sum, multiple-installment grant awarded to uni­ver­sity depart­ments, schools or fac­ul­ties, which can present the course’s/program’s thor­ough syllabus/curriculum and con­firm its planned long-term enroll­ment. The sup­ported sums depend on the scope and qual­ity of each project but are intended to be ca. €10,000 per course and €40,000 per degree program).

Any pub­lic or pri­vate uni­ver­sity in the world is eli­gi­ble for the grant. The course/program can be taught in any lan­guage. The course/program is expected to secure for each semes­ter of its enroll­ment at least two/three rel­e­vant guest lec­tur­ers from two V4 coun­tries (oth­ers than that of the applicant).

Deadline: 11:59:59 a.m. on November 10 annu­ally (the results will be announced by the end of January the fol­low­ing year)
Annual bud­get: €280,000

The project appli­ca­tion must be filled out in English and should include the fol­low­ing attachments:

  1. Professional CV(s) of the coordinator(s);
  2. Extended syl­labus of the course (or cur­ricu­lum of the pro­gram) in English, includ­ing detailed anno­ta­tions of classes/modules and lists of required and addi­tional read­ings (also pos­si­ble to annex the course reader);
  3. Tentative let­ters of agree­ment and CVs from the guest lecturers;
  4. Letter from the statu­tory rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the uni­ver­sity con­firm­ing the long-term enroll­ment of the course in the curriculum/program;
  5. Copy of min­is­te­r­ial accred­i­ta­tion, where applic­a­ble (if not pos­si­ble at the time of appli­ca­tion, it may be sub­mit­ted later before the sign­ing of the con­tract). If accred­i­ta­tion is not required, a doc­u­ment should be sub­mit­ted con­firm­ing that the sup­ported pro­gram is in agree­ment with the national leg­is­la­tion, or a doc­u­ment con­firm­ing the accreditation/approval of the uni­ver­sity which is run­ning the program;
  6. Copy of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ments of the apply­ing insti­tu­tion (these doc­u­ments must con­tain the fol­low­ing: the name of the statu­tory rep­re­sen­ta­tive, the reg­is­tered seat of the orga­ni­za­tion, ID num­ber of the orga­ni­za­tion (e.g. tax ID number);
  7. Course description(s) for each course within a degree program.

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