Action number: CA16206
Duration: November 2017 – November 2021
The main aim is to overcome existing knowledge and geographic fragmentation regarding social enterprises (SE) and empowering the next generation of SE scholars while foresting evidence-based policy and interaction with stakeholders.

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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.

Important deadlines:

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 empowerse-stsm@emes.net

ITC conference grants

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.