Mobility is integral to the DCGC programme. It takes place at many different levels: geographical, cultural, intellectual, disciplinary, institutional and virtual. When candidates apply, they indicate a provisional mobility pathway which is discussed at the time of application and finally agreed during the first semester of the programme. The mobility is shaped by the research project, the research theme to which the candidate is allocated, and training needs. All candidates have mobility periods in at least two partners and many have mobility in three or even four partners.
For the research component, candidates are normally expected to spend a minimum period of 12 months in each of the two main partners. The mobility is central to the success of the programme because it will ensure that candidates are immersed in different but complementary academic, cultural, research environments and required to understand and reflect this in their doctorate.
The details of the mobility will involve collaborative discussion between the candidate, the supervisory team and administrative staff so that the timing and organisation of mobility can be most effective and productive. It will also take into account ease of arrangements in relation to accommodation during the mobility periods.
In the DCGC programme there is built-in core mobility, which all candidates share together. All candidates commencing the programme at the same time will spend the first semester of the DCGC at Kent; at the end of the second semester they will all come back together for the Utrecht Summer School; in Years 2 and 3 all candidates will have the opportunity to meet again at two presentations (a core activity) at the Common Study Programme in Critical Criminology which includes both consortium partners and associate partners outside the consortium.
Consortium Research/Training Mobility
In Consortium Mobility a pathway around the partner universities is chosen by the candidate according to his/her research needs (and, in specific cases, training needs).
The mobility options include:
- one year (or two semesters) each in two separate consortium partners
- one semester optional to another consortium partner if it is instrumental to DCGC research and/or training needs
If you are applying for an Erasmus Mundus Category B fellowship and you have obtained your last degree in one of the consortium countries, then you are obliged to have mobility between two other countries in the consortium, spending a period in each. If you also want mobility involving the country where you obtained your last degree, please contact us to discuss the practicalities.
Externally-funded candidates are not restricted by this regulation.
External Research/Training Mobility
External Mobility to our associate university partners in non-European countries will be by individual arrangement according to the needs of the research project.
- Pontifíca Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
Porto Alegre, Brazil
- Universidade federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)
- Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG)
- Universidad de la República (UdelaR
- Instituto Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios (ILAE)
- City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
Hong Kong, China
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice (JJay), The City University of New York
New York, United States of America
Normally this mobility will be for research fieldwork. It is negotiable with the supervisory team and must be part of the research and/or training needs of the candidate.
Externally-funded candidates may negotiate the period of mobility: costs must be covered by the candidate from their scholarship, though they may apply for a travel grant.
Category A Erasmus Mundus fellows may spend up to six months (or a semester) based at one of our non-European university partners. This will be funded out of their EU travel grant.
Category B Erasmus Mundus fellows may spend up to one year (either consecutively or cumulatively) based at one of our non-European university partners. Up to €3,000 is available as a grant for this mobility.