Competitions to finance expeditions and trips to Russian and foreign organisations to conduct research
SPbU runs annual competitions to finance expeditions and trips to Russian and foreign organisations to conduct research. The funding applies to:
- internships for students and young scholars;
- trips to conduct join research;
Competitions aim to provide funding for internships of students and young SPbU scholars under the supervision of leading scientists from other Russian or foreign research and educational institutions.
For more information about current competitions to finance expeditions and trips to Russian and foreign organisations to conduct research, follow the link Call for Applications.
Academic exchange with partner universities
Academic exchange with universities is based on direct bilateral agreements with international partners. SPbU research and academic staff can participate in the programme upon competition as part of SPbU international agreements. Under the protocols of academic and scientific exchange SPbU is financially committed to cover travel expenses of research and academic staff going abroad on an exchange programme. Accommodation costs and/or per diems are covered by the host university. Terms and conditions are specified in the Protocol of academic and scientific exchange signed with a partner university.
For more information about current competitions for research and academic staff to participate in academic exchange programmes with partner universities, the application procedure and available exchange programmes, follow the link Call for Applications.
Apart from the protocols of academic exchange, SPbU works in partnership with Erasmus + and FIRST scholarship programmes.
Erasmus + is an academic exchange programme for universities located in the Programme Countries: EU member states, the Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey as well as Partner Countries including Russia. Erasmus+ is a EU financed programme with grants provided to SPbU’s partner universities. They cover travel and living expenses (accommodation and per diems). Compensation of travel expenses depends on the distance from SPbU to the host university.
Erasmus+ funds two types of mobility:
- Staff Mobility for Teaching The programme requires to complete at least eight hours of teaching at the partner university within 5 days (no remuneration payable). If the duration of the mobility phase exceeds 5 days, the minimum amount of teaching hours will be calculated proportionally.
- Staff Mobility for Training. The programme aims to facilitate the exchange of experience and improve the qualifications of participants. During the stay with the host university, the programme participants can engage in the development of a new course, acquire new methods of teaching and special skills in handling laboratory equipment, etc. Another purpose of the trip is the establishment and development of partnership with a host university.