VM CALL: all activity to end by mid October 2021.
Proposals from those who have attended a MW-Gaia Workshop or School are especially welcome.
Virtual Mobility (VM) Grants are devoted to strengthening the MW-Gaia networks by allowing individual participants to foster collaboration, exchange knowledge, learn new techniques, etc. performing activities that do not necessarily require in-person presence.
The VM Grants need to actively contribute to the activities and overall objectives of the MW-Gaia Action. All Action participants, particularly Early-Career Investigators (ECIs, less than 8 years from the PhD degree) may apply.
The VM Grant cannot take place before its formal approval.
Activities expected to be performed by the successful applicant, but not limited to, are:
A maximum of 6 Virtual Mobility Grants per Action per Grant Period can be awarded. Each Virtual Mobility Grant cannot exceed €1,500.
The applicant(s) shall inform the MC about the aim of the VM Grant and submit a report at the end, to be approved by the VNS manager on behalf of the VM Grants Panel. The successful applicant(s) shall implement the work plan approved in their application and always within one single Grant Period. For this grant period, the deadline for all the activities granted should be 15 October 2021.
The application shall be submitted in e-COST and include the following information:
Applicant(s) are Action participants with a primary affiliation to an institution located in a COST Full or Cooperating Member country or MC Observers from a COST Near Neighbour Country.
Please check your eligibility in Section 10.2.1 of the COST Vademecum at http://www.cost.eu/download/COSTVademecum
After verifying your eligibility, apply by following this two stage application procedure:
As soon as the VM application is submitted, the Action Virtual Networking Support (VNS) manager (Lola Balaguer-Núñez) is notified. The applicant and Action Chair and Vice Chair also receive a copy of the notification.
The grantee has 30 calendar days from the completion of the Virtual Mobility Grant to upload a report in e-COST. The template of the report can be found at https://www.cost.eu/virtual_mobility_grant_report
Maximum of 6 VM Grants (maximum EUR 1,500 each, for a total of EUR 9,000) per Grant Period.
See the COST Vademecum Section 10.2.4 http://www.cost.eu/download/COSTVademecum
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