The University of Birmingham has been a member of the EUniWell alliance since 2020, alongside the Universities of Cologne, Florence, Linnaeus, Nantes, Semmelweis, and more recently Murcia, Konstanz, Santiago de Compostela and the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In the next phase of the European University Initiative, Birmingham is regrettably no longer eligible for funding as the UK has withdrawn from Erasmus+. We have therefore repositioned our continued engagement in EUniWell on an associate partner basis.
For the remainder of the EUniWell Pilot Phase, we are keen to draw on our remaining external resourcing to support research connections with eligible EUniWell partners. In March 2023, we have therefore launched the University of Birmingham-EUniWell Visiting Fellowship Scheme. The scheme has been set up to support short-term ECR opportunities between UoB and EUniWell’s founding partners (Birmingham, Cologne, Florence, Linnaeus, Nantes and Semmelweis). Researchers from EUniWell’s founding members can apply for funding to visit UoB, and UoB researchers can apply to visit founding EUniWell partners. Visits can last for up to three months and must take place between May and end of September 2023.