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This grant aims to foster further collaboration between the UK and Egyptian higher education sectors. It is part of the work of the British Council in higher education and science, which aims to extend, strengthen, and deepen connections between the UK education sector and the Egyptian sector. It is motivated by the belief that international collaboration produces more effective research for addressing global problems while enhancing teaching and learning to produce graduates with the skills necessary for economic development.

This opportunity will offer Six grants that will be provided to UK universities or consortia of universities to partner with universities or consortia of universities from Egypt to run a project that will support greater internationalisation of HE institutions and transnational education (TNE).

There are three key target development areas:

• A teaching and collaboration model and a course or module that contributes towards UK and Egyptian bachelor’s, master’s, or professional association qualification
• A model and a course that contributes to student outcomes through significantly enhancing employability skills and prospects, e.g., an apprenticeship degree
• A development programme to improve the capacity of the institution/organisation for international working at an institutional level

Each successful proposal will receive a maximum £30,000 grant, which shall only be used to cover project activities which will contribute to the achievement of GGP short and long-term outcomes, including: 

• UK and Egyptian HEIs have improved relevant market understanding and access
• Increased scale and effectiveness of UK TNE and Joint Teaching Programme, including digital delivery
• Students, graduates, researchers, staff, and policymakers develop a greater international outlook and capacity for internationalisation.
• Increased mobility (including virtual) to and from the UK for staff, students, researchers, and policymakers
• Improved capacity for internationalisation at an institutional level

It is expected that project activities will be delivered through a blend of digital and face-to-face methodologies. The project activities might include one or more of the following (this list is meant to exemplify rather than restrict the options available.

• Joint curriculum development
• Staff and student mobility programmes
• Enabling programmes (e.g., policy dialogue, information exchange webinar)
• Process development programmes (e.g., quality assurance, monitoring, and evaluation)
• Training and professional development programmes

The application must be submitted by the UK Lead university partner to this email address.