Staff Research Exchanges

Academic Staff Exchanges with the EU 

This activity is designed to enable a small number of staff from EUCN Partner Universities to undertake a short term exchange with a university in an EU Member State. These exchanges are intended to help develop research networks and collaborative projects, share best practice on research and teaching, develop co-teaching and supervision opportunities and undertake research fieldwork. Exchanges should be for the minimum of one week at one EU Member State university (you may visit more than one institution).  



Funding for the 2014 Academic Year is now CLOSED.

Keep an eye out around AUGUST / SEPT for funding opportunities for the 2015 academic year.

In this round there is a funding pool of €11,000. The maximum you can apply for is NZ$6,000.

Funding can be used to cover:

  • travel to Europe
  • travel within Europe to reach your exchange institution(s)
  • accommodation costs

 Awards cannot be used to replace or supplement academic salaries.

All expenditure for successful projects will need to take place between the 1st June 2013 and the 31st May 2014. All expenditure must be undertaken in association with EUCN rules and appropriate receipts and paperwork will need to be kept and submitted for reimbursement. 

Decisions on applications are expected by mid April and applicants will be notified by email or post. 


To be eligible for a staff exchange grant you must

  • be an academic at one of the EUCN Partner Universities
  • have a specific institution and contact person for the exchange listed on your application
  • be able to demonstrate how this exchange will benefit your research of an EU relevant topic.

It is possible to apply for funding for an academic from Europe to come to New Zealand on exchange but priority will be given to providing New Zealand academics with mobility to Europe. 


It is expected that this exchange will further your research and help you to establish and broaden your research and teaching networks. All successful applicants will be required to complete a one page evaluation report on returning from their exchange. It is expected that wherever possible research outputs resulting from an exchange will be disseminated to EUCN Partners. 

Application Procedure

To apply for this grant you are required to complete the online application form.
Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 24th March 2013

  • Download the Application Word Document
  • Fill in Application Form and save as a PDF file
  • Fill in the online form and upload your saved application document. (This must be in one step. You can not save the online form and later upload the application form.)

 For all applications you will be asked to complete a budget table. For the descriptions please be as detailed as possible. 

For example: Research Assistants – total $800 – Description, 1xResearch Assistant to undertake data entry and format tables. 50 hours at $16per hour. 

Online Submission Form - For The Academic Staff Exchanges with the EU online application form please click here.

Downloadable Application Form - download application form here.