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INFINITY - project intends to become an INternational Fellowship IN transdisciplinarITY; its main theme is “Urban Agriculture”. INFINITY is about sustainability, and aims to strengthen a viable partnership of EU and all of lot 5 countries - aligning the Lisbon Strategy with the EM programme’s objectives. INFINITY is set in a transdisciplinary framework in the following thematic fields:
01 Agriculture Sciences
02 Architecture/Urban Planning
04 Business Studies/Management Science
06 Engineering/Technology
07 Geography/Geology
13 Natural Sciences
14 Social Sciences
 
   INFINITY has a good geographical coverage; it includes HEIs of the EU (Czech Republic, Estonia, Portugal, Slovenia) and all lot 5 countries - from large and peripheral cities. In the partnership 9 HEIs have had EM experience and 11 HEIs without EM experience.
Expected impact:
• Start the assimilation of the EU’s Higher Education System into the lot 5 countries by increasing these countries’ awareness toward the advantages of being part of the wider continental European educational system.
• Offer an equal opportunity for students/staff - through systematic mobility - to enrich their knowledge, skills, and to carry the concept of urban sustainability to their own countries.
• Encourage the promotion common values of respect for gender equity, human rights, fundamental freedoms, peace, democracy, good governance, the rule of law, solidarity.
• Share research resources as to attain educational standards/management capacities between the EU’s partners’ and their Third countries’ partners.
• Raise the employability at the Third Countries to contribute in their undergoing process of diversification of their economies.
• Develop international programs for future strategic collaboration in terms of research and business.
• Strive to reach the objectives set by the United Nations, the EU and the EM such as smart growth, environmental protection and sustainable development for the countries covered by the INFINITY.
Selection process will be impartial, transparent, based on merit and equal opportunities principles. All the applications will be submitted on-line on the INFINITY website and will be accessible by the Coordination Office and by all the partners.

Selection procedure will consist of 3 phases:
          1. Eligibility’s verification of the candidate (Eligibility criteria) by Home/Host HEIs.
          2. Academic evaluation of the candidate will be done by the three evaluators: by the Home HEI, by the Host HEI and by the Independent Evaluator according to the Selection criteria.
          3. Cross-cutting issues to be applied.
Eligibility criteria can be found here (link).
 
Selection criteria for undergraduate/master/doctorate students:
1. Curriculum Vitae
(0 – insufficient; 1 point – sufficient; 2 points – good; 3 points – very good).
2. Motivation letter
(0 – insufficient; 1 point – good; 2 points – very good; 3 points – very good).
3. Recommendation letter(s)
(0 – insufficient; 1 point – sufficient; 2 points – good; 3 points – very good).
4. Plan of work:
(0 – insufficient; 1 point – sufficient; 2 points – good; 3 points – very good).
5. Language level:
(0 – insufficient; 1 point – sufficient; 2 points – good; 3 points – very good).
6. Academic records and awarded degrees (if applicable):
(0-4 points according to the table 4):
 
Table 4 – Equivalence table for the evaluation of academic records to the candidates Grade Point Average (GPA)

Mark (points)

Ranking

% of mark

GPA max 4

GPA max 5

4

best 5% of the group

90/100

3.6/4.0

4.5/5.0

3

best 10% of the group

80

3.2/4.0

4.0/5.0

2

best 15% of the group

75

3.0/4.0

3.75/5.0

1

best 25% of the group

70

2.8/4.0

3.5/5.0

0

out of the best 25%

65

2.6/4.0

3.25/5.0

 
Total possible score – 19 points.
Selection criteria for Post-doctorate students, academic/administrative staff:
1. Plan of teaching/training/research:
(0 – insufficient; 1 point – sufficient; 2 points – good; 3 points – very good).
2. Curriculum Vitae (0-3 points).
(0 – insufficient; 1 point – sufficient; 2 points – good; 3 points – very good).
3. Motivation letter (0-3 points).
(0 – insufficient; 1 point – sufficient; 2 points – good; 3 points – very good).
4. Recommendation letter(s)
(0 – insufficient; 1 point – sufficient; 2 points – good; 3 points – very good).
5. Language level:
(0 – insufficient; 1 point – sufficient; 2 points –good; 3 points – very good).
Total possible score – 15 points.
Cross-cutting issues:
In the disadvantaged candidates group the INFINITY project will give special attention:
• Physically disabled participants.
• Outstanding candidates in socially deprived situations (such as candidates from minority group concentrated areas, and candidates from the lesser developed areas of the lot 5 Third countries).
• Outstanding candidates in economically deprived situations (which belong to the families with total annual income of less than 1200 Euros per year).

 
TARGET GROUP
There are three target groups for individual mobility flows and five different types of individual mobility for students and staff.

TARGET GROUP

TARGET BENEFICIARIES

TYPES OF MOBILITY

COUNTRIES OF INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATING IN MOBILTY

TARGET GROUP I 

- Nationals of the third-countries concerned by the geographical lot who are registered in one of the third-country HEIs that is a member of the partnership.

- Nationals of European countries who are registered in one of the European HEIs that is member of the partnership. 

undergraduate,master, doctorate,
post-doctorate, staff 

Third-countries (lot 5)

European countries

TARGET GROUP II 

- Nationals of the third-countries concerned by the geographical lot, who: are registered/work in a higher education institution of these countries that is not included in the partnership (students and staff); have obtained a university degree or equivalent by an institution of these countries (students only).

- Nationals of European countries who: are either registered/work in a HEI (not included in the partnership) of any European country (students and staff); have obtained a university degree or equivalent by a HEI of any European country (students only). 

master, doctorate, post-doctorate, staff 

Third-countries (lot 5) 

European countries 

TARGET GROUP III

Nationals of the third-countries who are in particularly vulnerable situations, for social and political reasons:

1) having a refugee status or asylum beneficiaries (international or according to the national legislation of one of the European recipient countries) or

2) it can be proved that they have been the object of unjustified expulsion from university on racial, ethnic, religious, political, gender or sexual inclination or

3) they belong to an indigenous population targeted by a specific national policy or IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) 

undergraduate, master, doctorate, post-doctorate 

Only for Third-countries (lot 5).

 
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
ELIGIBILITY RULES:
12-month rule: If you resided or have carried out your main activity for more than a total of 12 months in the last 5 years in one of the EU member states, you are not eligible to participate in the INFINITY project (unless you are a TG3 applicant).
Second scholarship rule: You are eligible for the INFINITY scholarship if you apply for a different type of mobility than the one was granted to you within the previous Erasmus Mundus project. It is definitely NOT POSSIBLE to be selected for the same type of mobility a second time. For example, if you have been selected as an Undergraduate student before, you can now apply as a Master student. This rule does not apply to staff candidates.
 
THIRD-COUNTRY STUDENTS:
To be eligible, third-country undergraduate and master students as well as doctoral and post-doctoral candidates, referred as "third-country students":
1. Must be a national of one of the third-countries covered by the relevant lot;
2. Must have not resided nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the eligible European countries at the time of submitting their application to the partnership. This rule does not apply to TGIII candidates;
3. For Target Group 1 (TGI): students need to be registered at one of the third-country HEIs within the partnership at the time of submitting their application to the partnership. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies in their home institution;
4. For Target Group 2 (TGII): students need either to be registered in a HEI (not included in the partnership) of the third-country concerned by the lot or to have obtained a university degree or equivalent from a HEI of these third-countries;
5. For Target Group 3 (TGIII): students need to be nationals of one of the third-countries concerned by the lot and be part of the vulnerable target groups;
6. Must have sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses or of one of the languages currently spoken in the hosting countries.
 
EUROPEAN STUDENTS:
To be eligible, European undergraduate and master students as well as doctorate and post-doctorate candidates, referred as "European students":
1. Must be a national of one of the eligible European countries;
2. For Target Group 1 (TGI): students need to be registered at one of the European countries HEIs within the partnership at the time of submitting their application to the partnership. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies in their home institution;
3. For Target Group 2 (TGII): students need either to be registered in a HEI (not included in the partnership) of any European country or to have obtained a university degree or equivalent from a HEI of any European country;
4. Must have sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses or of one of the languages currently spoken in the hosting countries;
5. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies at first higher education level.
 
ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF:
In order to be eligible, academic and administrative staff hereafter referred as "staff":
1. Must be a national of one of the eligible countries;
2. For Target Group 1 (TGI): Third- country staff must work in or be associated to one of the third-country HEIs participating in the partnership. EU staff must work in or be associated to one of the EU HEIs participating in the partnership;
3. For Target Group 2 (TGII): Third-country staff must work in or be associated to a HEI (not included in the partnership) of any third-country concerned by the lot. EU staff must work in or be associated to a HEI (not included in the partnership) of any European country.
The mobility assignments must be based on partnership agreements between the members of the partnership. The home and host universities and the individual staff must agree on the programme of lectures to be delivered by the visiting staff, on the research activities or on the type of training to be followed.
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