Since November 2011, the members of the Labyrintheme team managing the pre-registration process for our training courses have answered to a considerable amount of questions regarding application procedures. Below you can find some of the most frequent inquiries as summarized after the 16 January 2012 deadline for prospective participants willing to join by applying for a Grundtvig In-Service Training Grant. This text is regularly updated.
I am not working in a museum [at the moment]. Can I still apply?
Even if you don't work for a museum or other institution managing heritage (by the way, this includes natural parks and the like), as long as you work with or plan to apply what you learn during our course in such an institution you are within our target group and you are welcome to join. However, you should check your eligibility of both yourself and your home institution with your LLP National Agency.
I cannot find clear details regarding the application process for this type of grant on the website of my LLP National Agency, what can I do?
We have assembled a list of links to this particular grant scheme as located on the web page of every LLP National Agency in Europe. However, each LLP National Agency describes the process as it sees fit, and while the general procedure is obviously similar in all countries participating in the LLP, national restrictions occasionally apply. In any case, you should always identify the National Call for 2012 proposals and the Grundtvig In-Service Training Grant application form, then write to or call the Grundtvig officer in your LLP National Agency for any clarifications.
I have to attach the course description to my application; do I copy what's on the website or can you send a more detailed description?
The course description that should be attached to your application must be the course description in the Grundtvig/Comenius Training Database of the EC - here for the sessions in July, August and September.
Why do I have to pre-register? Will I have to register again later?
For the pre-registration you have to fill in a fairly simple online form. While this is particularly useful for us (to have a clear idea regarding the number and basic profile of the potential participants), LLP National Agencies also require a 'confirmation of pre-registration in the course' to be attached to your application form. This is a document we send back to you once you appear as pre-registered. Now, not all the people that pre-register actually apply for a grant; then, not all of those who apply actually get a grant. So, once the evaluation of your application is finalized at your LLP National Agency, you get a positive response, so you know for sure you shall join the course - yes, you'll need to go through another simple online form, again :)
I want to join one of your courses, but it's more convenient for me to join a session hosted in my own country, is that possible?
If you want to participate in a course session in your own country you are not eligible for a Grundtvig In-Service Training Grant, this grant scheme only funds persons training in a country other than their own. If this inconvenient is not capital to you, you can definitely join; just write to us at labyrintheme @ gmail.com and pre-register and we will get back to you. However, local organizers are expected to decide on applicants from their own country only after they get responses from participants that come with a grant, primarily in order to have a balanced group in terms of the nationality of the participants. This is expected to happen 3 months after the application deadline for a particular session: second half of April for the sessions in July and August, end of July for the sessions in September and October.