Invited Guest lecturers have scholarship opportunity - emPLANT+ Master

Scholars / guest lecturers for emPLANT+

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Plant Breeding – emPLANT+ – welcomes applications from leading academics and professionals from all over the world to be part of the programme as invited scholars / guest lecturers.

Objectives of stay of guest lecturers are varied: to teach and share knowledges with emPLANT+ students as well as take advantage of the stay to do some research and develop partnership with the host institution (working on joint articles, developing ongoing projects, strengthening the emPLANT+ network by identifying new ways of collaboration …).

For academic year 2023-2024, guest lecturers can be hosted in all universities of the consortium.

In order to see if you want to interact with our students on a topic taught in one of the six universities of the consortium, please check the list of courses on the “Course Catalogue” section. You are also free to suggest a specific topic you want to share during your stay at the host institution.

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Eligibility criteria

Guest lecturers are expected to teach courses or give seminars in their field of competence for at least 6 consecutive days in one host institution (travel time included).

The selection of scholars / guest lecturers is competition-based so the emPLANT+ Executive Board will pay attention to each application to see if it fits with their minimum requirements:

  • Each guest lecturer needs to have a good level in English since it is the language of instruction of the Master program (except in UPV where courses are taught in Spanish)
  • Specific attention will be given to applicants who demonstrate ability to teach at a high level and who have experience in his field of competence (either professors from higher education institutions or professionals from the private sector)
  • A guest lecturer paid by other EU funding scheme (including other Erasmus+ actions) is eligible. In this case, the lecturer won’t receive the EMJMD emPLANT+ scholarship
  • The consortium is an equal opportunity employer. Minority individuals and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply
Selection of applicants

Top-level guest lecturers will be selected by the Executive Board based on excellence and on Consortium needs according to the specific topic of expertise.
Applicants will be contacted for further information, if necessary.

Selected scholars / guest lecturers receive information about logistical aspects at the host institution and about the scholarship they will receive.

Please note that the emPLANT+ Executive Board may suggest modification of course contents should your proposal be accepted.

Guest lecturers’ scholarships

2 funding options for selected guest lecturers:

  1. Erasmus+ funding other than Erasmus Mundus (such as Erasmus+ Staff Mobility): check the grant received with the sending university
  2. EMJMD emPLANT+ scholarship: designed to cover travel & accommodation costs and pay a remuneration.

Details of the EMJMD emPLANT+ scholarships are set below:

  • Grant to help cover travel, catering and accommodation costs:
  1. Scholars from Europe, Middle East and North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lybia, Egypt): 500€
  2. Scholars from North & South America, Asia and all other African countries: 1 500€
  3. Scholars from Australia and Oceania: 2 500€
  • Grant to pay a remuneration: per effective day of contribution: 200€

Scholars are selected for a minimum of 6 consecutive calendar days (including the travel time).

Guest lecturers have also access to the facilities of the host universities (library, sports facilities, laundry facilities, computer rooms, etc.).

Apply as scholars / guest lecturers

So if you are a plant breeding expert and want to share your knowledges with our emPLANT+ students, don’t hesitate to apply as you will bring added-value to the curriculum!

To apply, please complete and send the application form and other requested documents to the e-mail address written in the document.

Last updated : April 21, 2023