II International Researcher Development Week (25-29 March): Applications now open

A session being delivered as part of the IRDW 2018
The I International Researcher Development Week was held in July 2018, with over 100 participants from 22 countries

The International Researcher Development Week (IRDW) is a one-week event for researchers and academics as well as policy officers in charge of research and knowledge transfer at the partner universities of the University of Granada. The event is financed by the European Union's Erasmus+ International Dimension Programme and will take place from 25 to 29 March 2019.

The aim of the meeting is to promote the internationalization of research and knowledge transfer, bringing together academics and researchers from all over the world. The participants will have the opportunity to visit key research centres and institutes, meet local research groups, and explore possibilities for opening new paths for collaboration.

The IRDW will provide our international partners with an excellent opportunity to explore the UGR’s key strategies in the areas of research, doctoral studies, internationalization, social policies, and outreach, among others. It will examine crucial elements involved in the effective promotion and internationalization of research and knowledge transfer, including international cooperation, patents, spin-offs, university-industry cooperation, and the reception and welcoming of international researchers.  It will also delve into other important factors such as the management of university library services and digital resources.

On the third day, participants will have the chance to explore cooperation opportunities at selected research hubs, choosing one of the following three tracks: Health Sciences; Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); or Social Sciences and Humanities.

The programme will draw to a close on Friday 29 March by exploring a broad range of funding and cooperation opportunities. Workshops will be delivered on how to make the most of European research programmes (Horizon 2020, Marie Curie-Skłodowska actions, European Research Council, UGR Research Fund) and national and international cooperation funding initiatives (Erasmus+ Key Action 2, UGR Internationalization Fund, UGR Development Cooperation Fund).

We will also run guided tours of the UGR’s historical buildings and the "Parque de las Ciencias" Science Museum, showcasing the University’s exceptional heritage and highlighting the significant socio-economic role our institution plays at the local and regional levels.

The I International Researcher Week, held in July 2018, brought together over 100 researchers and policy officers from the following 22 countries: Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

You can view the provisional IRDW programme here:

IRDW (March 2019): Draft Programme

The call for applications will close on 3 February 2019. If you wish to apply, please open the following link and click on “Acceder como invitado”. Then select “Solicitud PAS/PDI – IN Apply for UGR”. In the “New User” section, select “International Researcher Development Week”.  Please fill out the application form and click “Save”.

Link to application form:

IRDW 2019: Application form