“Cooperation between universities and Biosphere Reserves’ actors should be the most developed possible. This would allow both students and university teachers to not only be “knowledge provider” but also “boosters” of those Biosphere Reserves, leading to positive and lasting impacts” said Mr Afker AbdelAziz in an interview realized in the framework of the EduBioMed project. To this aim, scholarships are currently offered for students and research staff interested in Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves. They are proposed by the Autonomous University of Barcelona in the framework of the EduBioMed project, which aims to strengthen, foster and upgrade academic activity at four Moroccan and Lebanese universities in the context of Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves.
The students and research staff of the four universities involved in the project, namely the American University of Beirut, Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech and Mohammed V University of Rabat are eligible for these fellowships covering both the costs of travel and the costs of stay. These fellowships can be granted in relation to activities and stays of up to 3 months taking place in the Edu-BioMed consortium’s organizations, in Moroccan and Lebanese Biosphere Reserves or in other organizations involved in Biosphere Reserves management or economy. Such activities include research projects, field work, thesis work, research stays and visits, study stays and visits, courses, trainings, internships or conferences in the context of Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves.
The amount of the scholarship is set by the Erasmus+ CBHE Programme Guide, and covers costs for stay and travel costs.
Eligible candidates have until 15 August 2021 to submit their applications for these scholarships for mobilities taking place until September 15th, 2021.
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