■ OpenSense - COST Action CA20136

Mobility Grants

■ Mobility Grants

Short-Term Scientific Missions (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.
■ Mobility Grants

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.