SAIA, n.o.

Completed Projects (selection)

EEA Scholarship Programme Slovakia (EEA Grants)
EEA Scholarship programme Slovakia, funded by the EEA Grants and state budget of the Slovak Republic, is unique tool to increase higher education student and staff mobility, as well as strengthen inter-institutional cooperation between higher education institutions and institutions on upper secondary level in Slovakia as Beneficiary State on one hand and Donor States - Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein on the other hand.

Sciex - Swiss-Slovak Scholarship Fund
Sciex-NMSch (Swiss Slovak Scholarship Fund) seeks to reduce economic and social disparities within the enlarged European Union. It is financed through the Swiss-Slovak Cooperation Programme in the enlarged European Union. The Programme provides fellowships for research projects in all academic disciplines, in which two researchers or departments from Switzerland and Slovakia wish to collaborate and have the required expertise and qualified human resources. In Slovakia, the Programme is implemented in the period 2010 – 2016; SAIA serves as its Coordination Unit, based on the agreement with the Office of the Government of SR. In the past three calls (2010 – 2012) 27 fellowships of Slovak PhD students and postdocs were approved.

NIL Fund Supporting Cooperation in the Field of Education - EEA Financial Mechanism/Norwegian Financial Mechanism
NIL Fund was created in order to promote bilateral and multilateral co-operation in the field of education between Slovakia and institutions in Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein. It is funded as part of the EEA Financial Mechanism, Norwegian Financial Mechanism and co-financed from the state budget of the Slovak Republic; starting from 2007 SAIA has been contracted by the Government of the Slovak Republic to act as the financial intermediary until the 30th April 2011. The support is awarded to selected projects of Slovak secondary schools (max. grant amount €50,000) and universities (max. grant amount €150,000) cooperating with partners in target countries. Awarded projects allow students, teachers, PhD students, and researchers to get to know each other through mobility, they promote exchange of experience, development of joint study programmes, printing of joint educational publications, organisation of seminars, conferences, excursions as well as learning about the cultures and languages of all participating countries. In 2008, negotiations were started by the European Commission and the donor countries on the new programming period (2009 – 2014) and its priorities.