Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM)
Grant Period 2 (1 May 2018 – 30 April 2019).
Deadline 1: 15 July 2018
The first call for the first round of short-term study and research visits within EMPOWER-SE has just been launched.
As you already know, Short-term Scientific Visits (STSM) are a unique networking tool developed by COST to support the development of original knowledge related to social enterprise in the case of EMPOWER-SE. This networking tool facilitates COST Action participants who are willing to go to an institution, organisation or research centre in another participating COST Country in order to foster collaboration and conduct empirical research. Such visits enable participants to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data and methodologies unavailable in their own institutions/organisations and enlarge their relational and social capital.
For this call, the administrative body of the EMPOWER-SE Action (i.e. the Management Committee) has allocated a total budget of 23,000 EUR for up to 8 STSMs. Particularly, 5 STSM for all kind of researchers (between 5 and 90 days) and 3 exclusively for ECIs or Early Career Investigators (between 91 days and 180 days).
The following documents provide EMPOWER-SE participants with further details. Researchers will be able to find information relative to applicants elibigility, application deadline, procedures and requirements.
First evaluation round for applications (regular and ECI) submitted before July 15th.
Second evaluation round for applications (if all 8 STSM have not been assigned in the first round):
- For regular researchers: December 7th, 2018;
- For ECIs: October 19th, 2018
Call : Attached document
Contact Info: If you still have questions after reading the call, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
ITC conference grants
ITC Conference Grants are a new networking tool offered by COST to encourage the participation of researchers coming from peripheral or less developed countries from a research standpoint. Conference grants help PhD students and early-career investigators from participating Inclusiveness Target Countries attend international science and technology related conferences that are not specifically organised by a COST Action.
EMPOWER-SE will offer nine ICT Conference Grants of a maximum value of €1,000 during its second Grant Period, covering until April 31st, 2019.
Who can apply? PhD students or Early Career Investigators (ECI) affiliated with an institution located in an ITC country participating in the Action.
How much can I request? The maximum amount per grant is 1,000€ for this Grant Period.
When can you apply? Applicants can submit an application request at least 45 days before the conference start date.
How can you apply? Applicants need to create a Conference Grant request by logging into e-COST and clicking on the ITC Conference Grants and then the tab “Create Conference Grant Request”.
What do applicants need to provide? The application form contains the following sections: Applicant details; Conference Grant details; Bank details; Financial support; Supporting documents. Moreover, 1 day and 15 days after the end of the participation in the conference, the grantee receives a reminder to upload the scientific report. The submission of the report is mandatory or the Grant is cancelled. Late submission, beyond the deadline, can also lead to the cancellation of the Grant. A scientific report template is available here.
Please consult the User Guide available here.