Open Calls

1st STSMs call

In the first grant period, STSMs call is continuous, first come first served basis. For the submission, we ask for a research/work plan, a letter of invitation from the host institute/researcher, a budget plan and a scientific CV. An STSM committee will evaluate the proposals within 10 days of submission. The criteria for evaluation are relevance to the Action and the milestones of the working groups. Gender, geographical and age distribution should be monitored by considering COST recommendations. Young researchers and applicants from ITC countries for  missions should have priority when applicants have similar achievements. The Committee suggestions should be  approved by the Chair, Vice-chair, and the WG leaders. The grants are awarded by the Chair. One month after the completion of the STSM, a report should be submitted by the grantee and the results should be presented in the next related Action meeting, financed by the action.

1st ITC grants call

The ITC grants applications should contain a letter of motivation, a scientific CV, for PhD students a letter of recommendation from their advisors, along with a budget plan. The STSM committee decides 10 days after submission about the application following the rules of COST.

How to apply for a STSM

  1. Ask for Letter of support from the HOME Institution (template can be dowloaded HERE)  AND a Letter of acceptance from the HOST Institution stating that the STSM can be performed in the agreed dates (template can be dowloaded HERE)

  2. Login to the e-cost system (Create an account if you do not have one)

  3. Click on STSM Applications from the menu on the left

  4. Create a new STSM request

  5. Fill out the details:

  • Give your Home Institution

  • Select our Action number CA17120 (Chemobrionics)

  • Give a Title for the STSM

  • Select the grant period

  • Give the Start and End dates

  • Most importantly fill out the motivation and workplan (max. 2000 words)

    • Aim & motivation - Please explain the scientific and/or other motivation for the STSM and what scientific and/or other outcomes you aim to accomplish with the STSM.

    • Proposed contribution to the scientific objectives of the Action. Give the WG group number and the appropriate tasks and deliverables your STSM is related to.

    • Techniques - Please detail what techniques or equipment you may learn to use, if applicable.

    • Planning - Please detail the steps you will take to achieve your proposed aim.

  • Give your bank details

  • Give your HOST details (name, e-mail, institute with address, city and country)

  • Write the amount of support you ask for (separately travel and subsistence) in eur

 6. Save the request

 7. Upload supporting documents

  • The STSM application in pdf format

  • Scientific CV with a list of academic publications in pdf format

  • Letter of support from the HOME Institution (template can be dowloaded: ) in jpg or pdf format

  • Letter of support from the HOST Institution that the STSM can be performed in the agreed dates (Please, specify if the host will provide matching funds.) in jpg or pdf format

 8. Notify (just in case) the STSM coordinator Agota Toth via e-mail atoth@chem.u-szeged.hu


 

After submission of the application:

  1. The STSM team will check the application and makes decision from which notification will be sent.

  2. If an application is approved:

  • Enjoy the STSM

  • Within 30 days of the return from the STSM, a scientific report should be submitted (template can be downloaded HERE)

  • The host and then the STSM coordinator approve the report

  • After the approval, the payment of the grant will be issued to the given bank account.

  • The applicant name, home and host intitutions, period, and the project title will be published on the webpage of the Cost Action Chemobrionics.

Eligibility and terms

Check the Vademecum (section 8) for exact conditions.

Submit the proposal

STSM coordinator:

Prof. Ágota Tóth

(University of Szeged, Hungary)

atoth@chem.u-szeged.hu

Next call

2nd call will be announced in April 2019

Rules
 
 

Short Term Scientific Missions – STSMs:

Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) allow scientists to learn from an institution or laboratory in another COST country – a concept of particular interest to young scientists. In this instance STSMs facilitate Researchers participating in COST Action to go to an institution, organisation or research centre in another participating COST Country to foster collaboration and to perform research. Participation of “Early Career Investigators” (ECI) in STSM is particularly encouraged.

The calls of CA17120 are general, no special topics are selected. In the first grant period, STSM call is continuous, first come first served basis because of the limited time. In GP2, 3 deadlines will be announced and the committee decides which to support. For the submission, we ask for a research/work plan, a letter of invitation from the host institute/researcher, a budget plan and a scientific CV. An STSM committee should evaluate the proposals within 10 days of submission (for GP1) and 10 days after deadline (for GP2) with one week for financial negotiations if necessary. The criteria for evaluation are relevance to the Action and the milestones of the working groups. Gender, geographical and age distribution should be monitored by considering COST recommendations. Young researchers and applicants from ITC countries for missions should have priority when applicants have similar achievements. The Committee suggestions should be approved by the Chair, Vice-chair, and the WG leaders. The grants are awarded by the Chair. One month after the completion of the STSM, a report should be submitted by the grantee and the results should be presented in the next related Action meeting, financed by the action. For GP1, 5-6 missions are planned.

 

ITC grants:

ITC Conference Grants provide support for conference participation of PhD students and ECI researchers from participating Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) to attend international science and technology related conferences not specifically organised by the COST Action. ITC Conference Grants are designed to reimburse costs of conferences attended by eligible Action participants.

The applications should contain a letter of motivation, a scientific CV, for PhD students a letter of recommendation from their advisors, along with a budget plan. The STSM committee decides 10 days after submission about the application following the rules of COST. For GP1, 2-3 grants are planned.

 

List of grantees

Joana Lopes, University of Aveiro (P), Imperial College of Science,
Technology and Medicine of London (UK), 2019-02-24-2019-03-09, 
Synthesis and nanocharacterization of carbon dots (C-dots) as growth
platforms for morphological well defined particles

Dr. Tan-Phat Huynh, Abo Akademi University (FIN), University of Tartu
(EE), 2019-01-14-2019-02-13, Nanoporous SiC/FeSx hybrid electrodes for
actuator/capacitor
 

 
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