Visiting scholars

Visiting scholars

At ADVANCES we welcomes applications from leading academics and practitioners from any country in the world to contribute as guest lecturers to teaching on the programme.  

We are seeking scholars to participate in teaching and assessment across the ADVANCES consortium. Teaching events can be tailored to the expertise of the visiting scholars, but as information the following topics will be covered in 2019, 2020 and 2021:


Period Topics
University of Lincoln,    England October-December 2019
Social Work Leadership, Critical Concepts and Issues in International Social Work, Professional Ethics and Human Rights
Aalborg Universitet, Denmark

February-May 2020

Research Methodology/Ethics, Power relations and actor perspectives, Field Study and Problem Based Approaches in social work
Paris NanterreUniversity,     France

July 2020

Summer School: Innovations in the field of social intervention
University of Lisbon,             Portugal October-December 2020 Social Work Practice in a Global Context, Ecological Social Work and Sustainable Development, Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship,
’Social Work Project Planning and Management, Research Design and Planning
University of Warsaw, Poland
June 2021 Evaluation of student research projects
University of Warsaw, Poland
July 2021 Summer School: Innovations in the field of social intervention

Eligibility criteria

ADVANCES visiting scholars can spend a minimum of one week and a maximum of four weeks in one of the Consortium’s partner universities.  They must commit to:

  • actively participate in ADVANCES teaching for the full duration of their visit (approximately 8 hours of teaching per week)
  • bring concrete added value to the programme and students (through teaching of specific classes, leading and participating in seminars or workshops, monitoring and tutoring student research/project activities, participation in assessment)
  • contribute, after their visiting scholar activities, to the promotion and dissemination of the Erasmus Mundus Programme in general, and the ADVANCES in particular, in their country of origin

Terms of the grant

Scholars can receive up to EUR €1,950 per week for travel and accommodation costs.

Enquiries and applications

To apply, please complete the application form indicating your teaching strengths, qualifications and preferred dates. Click on the following link for the form: Application – ADVANCES visiting scholars

Send the form together with a CV to Applications can be made on a rolling basis, ideally six months before the proposed stay with the ADVANCES programme. There is no need to send references or proof of qualifications/skills/employment at the initial application stage, but these may be requested at a later stage.      

Informal questions or enquiries can be sent to The ADVANCES administrative team will then forward your email to relevant academics for a response.