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Know more about Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) and ITC Conference Grants
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Mobility of Researchers and Innovators

Short-Term Scientific Missions and Virtual Mobility:
  • Support capacity    building    and    transfer    of knowledge through bilateral/multilateral    collaborations;
  • Support  specific  /  general topics that  can  help  achieving  the  Action  MoU  objectives  and  deliverables (research coordination);
  • Are very flexible and inclusive networking  activities crucial to establish new collaborations or reinforce  existing  collaborations  across  disciplines  and  different  sectors  (e.g.,  academia  and  industry / SMEs) with possible impact on career development;
  • Typical outcomes are spin-off publications and (funded) projects that contribute to the visibility and impact of the COST Actions, encouraging other researchers to join.
Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM)

Short-Term Scientific Mission consists of a visit to a host organization located in a different country than the country of affiliation by a Researcher or Innovator for the specific work to be carried out and for a determined period.

Short-Term Scientific Missions benefit to:

  • STSM  Grantee:  receives  funding  for  implementing  a  project  with  an  international  team  and  gains  new  knowledge  or  access  to  equipment  or  techniques  not  available  in  the  home  institution;
  • STSM Host: receives an international partner in their institution and can develop long-lasting collaboration.
Virtual Mobility

Virtual  Mobility consists of collaboration in a virtual setting among researchers or innovators within the COST Action, to exchange knowledge, learn new techniques, etc.

Virtual Mobility benefit to:

  • COST Action: uses a flexible tool to implement virtual activities inside the network, achieve the MoU objectives and significantly increase their impact and reach.  Contributes to European leadership in knowledge creation and increasing its innovation potential;
  • VM  grantee:  develop(s)  capacity in virtual collaboration and networking in a  pan-European framework.

Examples of activities that can be performed by the VM grantee are:

  • Virtual  mentoring  scheme,  with  special  focus  on  activities  and  exchanges  that  can  generate  capacity  building  and  new  skills,  particularly  for  Young  Researchers  and  Innovators  (e.g.  managerial skills, methodological skills, communication skills, etc);
  • To support the harmonisation and standardisation of methods and procedures within the Action networking activities, e.g.:
    • setting  up  a  survey  amongst  all  Action  members  to  collect  different  results  and  outcomes from experiments done in their respective labs and research groups;
    • coordinating  the  discussions  to  create  common  protocols  to  be  used  by  the  network  afterwards;
    • preparing questionnaires and response scales to be used by the Action members as part of virtual networking activities.
  • To support the implementation of research coordination related activities that do not necessarily require in-person presence, e.g.
    • computational or modelling activities;
    • data analysis of the Action for a specific report or activity.
■ Grants

Presentations at conferences organised by third parties

Dissemination Conference Grant

Dissemination Conference consists of a presentation of the work of the Action in high-level conferences by an Action participant. Dissemination Conference:

  • Significantly  increase the visibility  of  the  Action  in  the  research  community,  can  contribute  to increasing visibility of the presenter;
  • Attract additional participants and stakeholders and disseminate Action results to relevant end-users at high-profile Conferences in the field on a topic relevant to the Action

Dissemination Conference benefit to: 

  • Dissemination  Conference  Grantee:  receives  support  for  attending  and  presenting  the  Action, their activities, and results (oral presentation) at a conference and/or for developing new contacts and potential future collaborations;
  • COST  Action: receives increased visibility and awareness,  new contacts with potential stakeholders.
ITC Conference Grant

ITC  Conference consists of a presentation of the own work given by Young  Researchers and  Innovators affiliated in an Inclusiveness Target Country / Near Neighbour Country for their participation in high-level conferences. ITC Conference:

  • Serve COST Excellence and Inclusiveness Policy;
  • Support Young Researchers and Innovators affiliated in  a legal entity in an Inclusiveness Target Countries/ Near Neighbour Countries to establish a strong network and increase their visibility in the research community through sharing their work and to gain knowledge;
  • Can contribute to increasing visibility of the Action.

ITC Conference benefit to:

  • ITC Conference Grantee: receives support for attending and presenting their work (poster/oral presentation) at a conference and can establish new contacts for future collaborations.