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Sponsoring of Greek and Cypriot Academic Departments in Foreign Higher Educational Institutions

The Special Committee of the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth responsible for sponsoring of the Greek and Cypriot Academic Departments in Foreign Higher Educational Institutions announces a call for the submission of applications regarding the above subject for the year 2019.

Interested Institutions should submit their application on the relevant application form, which should contain the contact details of the responsible person for this purpose at the Educational Institution, the IBAN of the bank (original), and the description of the proposed planning activities of the Educational Institution. If the Department had received funding in the previous year, a financial report must be also submitted. Applications are evaluated by the Special Committee on the basis of set criteria as follows:

  1. Teaching related to the Greek and Cypriot Academic Departments, at recognized foreign Universities, offering programs leading to academic degrees (up to 20%).
  2. Promotion of Greek language learning, not only for people of Greek origin, but within the context of specific programs aiming at the promotion of the Greek Language, and the enhancement of the Greek culture in the area of Educational Institution (up to 20%).
  3. Research activity on Greek and Cypriot Studies (up to 15%).
  4. Publications, publications of research papers or other scientific / literary work by students and professors dealing with Greek and Cypriot issues (up to 15%).
  5. Organization of workshops, conferences, lectures, exhibitions on subjects that promote Greek Language and Greek Culture (up to 10%).
  6. Cooperation with the Cyprus Universities (up to 10%).
  7. Cooperation with diplomatic missions (up to 10%).

In addition, it is important that reasons for sponsorship request must be clearly pointed out in the application form. Furthermore, the application should contain the future planning and actions that are going to implemented, which have to be explicitly analyzed. The Institutions which will be granted funding have to send to the Special Committee an annual report with the actions taken upon the receival of the grant, as well as a detailed financial report of the amount of money allocated for the implementation of each action undertaken.

It is further noted that sponsorship is not guaranteed and the amount of money granted to each Academic Department depends on the quality of the planning related to the specific set criteria, on the overall activity of the Department, as well as the financial needs of the Department. It is clarified that a new application must be submitted every year.

The decision on sponsorship to support financially Academic Educational Institutions abroad dealing with Greek and Cypriot issues is taken by a Special Committee at the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth which is responsible for the evaluation of applications submitted each year. Sponsorship is also subject to the following:

  • the total amount of money approved in the state budget for the specific year.
  • the total number of applications submitted to the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth in the specific year.
  • the number and quality of the programs and actions planned by the Institutions.
  • the financial needs of the Academic Department and inability to cover them from other sources.

Greek and Cypriot Academic Departments in foreign Higher Educational Institutions interested in applying for sponsorship in 2019 must complete the relevant application form by September 15th, 2019.

* Regarding to the above topic, you are informed that the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth decided to give an extension for the submission of applications until the 30th September 2019. Applications exceed the extension date wont be taken into account.

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