OPEN CALLS

Virtual Mobility Grant
Living Lab “Practical Wisdom”
WG4, WG3
Number of Grants: 2
Important Dates
Application deadline: 4th April 2024
Notification of Results: 10th April 2024
Mission Period: 15th April 2024 – 1 September 2024
Thematic topics
Support the organisation and communication of the Living Lab
Specific Goals: Preparation and Documentation of a Living Lab on the Topic of “Practical Wisdom”
Financial Support
The maximum amount per VM Grant is EUR 1.500.
The activities for VM Grants have to be finished by the 1st of September 2024.
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Virtual Mobility Grant
WG2 VMG
WG02 | 1 GRANT FOR 1 RESEARCHER
Important Dates
Application deadline: 22 March 2024
Notification of Results: 29 March 2024
Mission Period: 1 April 2023 – 2 August 2024
This call intends to provide 1 grant for 1 researcher
The maximum amount per VM Grant is EUR 1.500, depending on the quality of the delivered
output.
The activities for VM Grants have to be finished until the 2 August 2024.
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Virtual Mobility Grant
WG4 VMG
WG04 | 1 GRANT FOR 1 RESEARCHER
Important Dates
Application deadline: 20 March 2024
Notification of Results: 27 March 2024
Mission Period: 1 April 2024 – 1 September 2024
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CALLS & GRANTS

This COST Action (SHIFT) encourages several types of collaborative grants

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STSM

Short-Term Scientific Mission

Is a visit to a host organisation located in a different country than the country of affiliation by a Researcher or Innovator for specific work (e.g. knowledge exchange, skills acquisition) conducted collaboratively over a defined period.

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VM

Virtual Mobility

The Virtual Mobility grant entails a virtual collaboration between researchers or innovators who are members of the COST Action for knowledge co-production.

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ITC CG

ITC Conference Grant

The ITC Conference Grant sponsors a presentation by a Young Researcher or Innovator affiliated to an organisation in an Inclusiveness Target Country / Near Neighbour Country at an international conference.

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DCG

Dissemination Conference Grant

The Dissemination Conference Grant sponsors presentation of relevant work at an international conference by a member of the Action.

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VNS

Virtual Networking Support *

The Virtual Networking Support aims to assess and support new forms of collaboration in virtual and hybrid settings.

*contingent on pilot extension beyond 31 October 2022

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Daily Allowances and Travel Expenses

Travel expenses and daily allowance grants are provided for participants in SHiFT networking events (Meetings, Conferences, Training events).

General principles

Following the Rules and Guidelines defined by COST ASSOCIATION, the Grant Awarding Process for any modality previously mentioned will be subject to the evaluation of the Management Committee, Grant Awarding Coordinator (Professor Fátima Alves) and Grant Evaluation Committee.

The selection process considers COST Excellence and Inclusiveness Policy and COST Principles of Openness and Inclusiveness, ensuring a transparent and open procedure.

Following the implementation of the COST Principle of Openness and Inclusiveness, SHIFT commits to promote openness to all (gender, disabilities, and others), to value diversity, to promote open science, including open access to the outputs of COST activities, notably through the dissemination of their results and outcomes, and shall ensure inclusiveness of target countries (ITC) as well as representation and empowering young researchers.

The participation on any of the Activities funded by COST must respect the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, and its inherent values, as well as the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

The results from the activities funded by COST Action must respect the Open Access, including:

  • Adherence to principles of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data sharing;
  • Making any proceedings, material or other object of interest to which the Action contributed accessible to any interested third party;
  • Maintaining openness concerning strategic and operational choices by the Action.

Cost activities and its participants shall safeguard confidentiality and privacy according to Privacy Policy.

Intellectual Property Rights

The work developed under each Grant must respect intellectual property rights according to the law. Any issue must be discussed with the Grant Supervisor, the Responsible Institution and MC of the COST ACTION.

Publication, sharing of results and dissemination

All products and data resulting from the participation on SHIFT activities must follow the recommendations of the MC and specifically the Science Communication Strategy developed for the Action.

Grants & Calls

1. Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

A Short-Term Scientific Mission is a visit to a host organisation located in a different country than the country of affiliation by a Researcher or Innovator for specific work (e.g. knowledge exchange, skills acquisition) conducted collaboratively over a defined period.

 

2. Virtual Mobility Grants

The Virtual Mobility grant entails a virtual collaboration between researchers or innovators who are members of the COST Action for knowledge co-production.

 

 

3. ITC Conference Grants

The ITC Conference Grant sponsors a presentation by a Young Researcher or Innovator affiliated to an organisation in an Inclusiveness Target Country / Near Neighbour Country at an international conference.

The ITC conference Grants will only be available from August onwards, depending on the available budget, until the maximum budget of 2000€.

 

4. DCG Conference Grants
The Dissemination Conference Grant sponsors presentation of relevant work at an international conference by a member of the Action.

The DCG conference Grants will only be available from August onwards, depending on the available budget, until the maximum budget of 2000€.

 

5. VNS

(contingent on pilot extension beyond 31 October 2022): the Virtual Networking Support aims to assess and support new forms of collaboration in virtual and hybrid settings.

(not available for the first period)

 

6. Daily Allowances and Travel Expenses

Travel expenses and daily allowance grants are provided for participants in SHiFT networking events (Meetings, Conferences, Training events).

Evaluation

The applications will be evaluated by a Grant Evaluation Committee composed by:

  • Fátima Alves, Grant Awarding Coordinator
  • Svetla Boneva, Grant Awarding Co-Coordinator
  • Siddharth Sareen, Grant Awarding Co-coordinator
  • Working Group leaders and co-leaders

Working Group 1

  • Lukas Meyer
  • Aet Annist
  • Zoran Turza

Working Group 2 

  • Evan Boyle
  • Maša Kovič Dine
  • Dániel Mikecz
  • Natalia Shatirishvili

Working Group 3 

  • Julia Bentz
  • Jelena Ristic Trajkovic

Working Group 4

  • Pavel Raska
  • Savis Gohari
  • Lena Bloemertz

 

The Grant Evaluating Committee will be able to review and approve/reject the Grant application on behalf of the MC. In case of rejection, a justification will be encoded.

Each application will be evaluated by the WG leader and co-leaders, taking into consideration the specific scientific criteria described for each call, and by the Grant Awarding Coordinator and co-coordinators abiding with COST Excellence and Inclusiveness Policy and COST Principles of Openness and Inclusiveness.

Contact information

You may contact the Grant Hold Manager, Luisa Seixas