The Action offers several kinds of grants to its members to support their research and dissemination activities:
1. Research visits between members of up to a few months' duration can be supported via the Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) Grants.
2. For Action members who wish to present their results at high-level conferences, either in person or online, funding can be applied for in the form of Dissemination Conference Grants and ITC Conference Grants (the latter for Young Researchers based in one of a selected list of countries).
3. Online collaboration between Action members can be supported by Virtual Mobility Grants.
The Action is currently not accepting applications for STSM Grants. The next call is expected to be opened in November, at the beginning of the next Grant Period, but this may be subject to change.
Applications for ITC Conference Grants, Dissemination Conference Grants and Virtual Mobility Grants can be made at any time via the e-COST platform, see also the User's Guide to the grant application process published by the COST Association. However, due to funding constraints only applications of high scientific merit and particular relevance to the goals of the Action can be supported.
Applicants for any of these three kinds of grants should also include, together with the usual documentation, an estimate of their expenses, to justify the total requested.
In addition to any rules internal to the Action, all grants are governed by the rules and regulations set out by the COST Association, which can be accessed here.
The Action will offer several Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) grants to encourage institutional visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, fostering collaboration between individuals.
STSM applicants must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD Student or postdoctoral fellow or can be employed by, or affiliated with, an institution, organisation or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research. The institutions / organisation or legal entity where applicants pursue their main strand of research are considered as Home Institutions. The Host Institution is the institution / organisation that will host the successful applicant.
The selection of successful STSM applicants will be made in consideration of the scientific scope of the proposed mission and how the mission can support the Action in achieving its scientific objectives. Special attention will be paid to supporting COST policies on promoting gender balance, enabling Young Researchers, and broadening geographical inclusiveness.
Eligible STSM applicants are invited to submit their applications online at the following web address (note that you must have an account in the e-COST platform to access this site):
Grantee name: Matko LjuljHome Institution: Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, CroatiaHost Institution: TU Darmstadt, GermanyGrantee name: Michael KaplinHome Institution: Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics, Ljubljana, SloveniaHost Institution: University of Passau, GermanyGrantee name: Davor KumozecSTSM Title: Method of characteristics – improvementsHome Institution: University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, SerbiaHost Institution: Laboratoire MAP5, Université de ParisGrantee name: Vladimir ĐorđićSTSM Title: STSM at RWTH Aachen UniversityHome Institution: University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, SerbiaHost Institution: RWTH Aachen, GermanyGrantee name: Catherine DrysdaleSTSM Title: Pseudospectra for non-self-adjoint relativistic operatorsSTSM start and end date: 17/04/2021 to 01/05/2021Home Institution: ONERA, FranceHost Institution: Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic (Prof David Krejcirik)Grantee name: Katarina BogdanovićSTSM start and end date: 21/4/2021 to 15/7/2021Home Institution: Faculty of Mathematics (Belgrade), SerbiaHost Institution: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Slovenia (Dr Aljoša Peperko)Grantee name: Benjamin AnwasiaSTSM Title: STSM at University of Novi SadSTSM start and end date: 30/5/2021 to 28/6/2021Home Institution: University of Minho (Braga), PortugalHost Institution: University of Novi Sad, SerbiaGrantee name: Ivica NakićSTSM Title: Multiagent systems with delaysSTSM start and end date: 04/07/2021 to 10/7/2021Home Institution: University of Zagreb (Zagreb), CroatiaHost Institution: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, SloveniaGrantee name: David SeifertSTSM start and end date: 03/10/2021 to 09/10/2021Home Institution: Newcastle University (Newcastle upon Tyne), United KingdomHost Institution: Université polytechnique Hauts-de-France, France (Prof Serge Nicaise)Grantee name: Marianna PorfidoSTSM Title: Elliptic operators with unbounded coefficients: kernel estimates andmaximal regularitySTSM start and end date: 01/10/2021 to 24/10/2021Home Institution: University of Salerno (Fisciano), ItalyHost Institution: University of Constance, Germany (Dr Markus Kunze)Grantee name: Lorenzo LambertiSTSM start and end date: 01/10/2021 to 24/10/2021Home Institution: University of Salerno (Fisciano), ItalyHost Institution: Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany (Prof Marco Cicalese)
The Action offers support in the form of Dissemination Conference Grants for any researchers affiliated with the Action to present their results at high-level international conferences.
These grants may cover all or part of the conference fee and travel and accommodation expenses, in accordance with COST rules and availability of funds, but should be understood as a contribution to overall expenses and may not cover all costs. For online conferences, part or all of the conference fee may be covered. A full description
Funding must be approved before the conference, but will only be paid out afterwards, upon delivery of a suitable short report on the conference and the presentation by the successful applicant.
The User's Guide contains detailed step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
All applications must be submitted, and will be processed, via the e-COST system. Applications will be evaluated based upon scientific merit of the proposal, relevance of the application and the conference to the Action, level of the conference, and geographical and gender balance among grantees. Women candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply.
In order to encourage active participation of researchers from Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITCs) and Near Neighbour Countries (NNC), and in accordance with COST policy, the Action will offer conference travel grants to Early Career Investigators (ECIs) based in any ITC or NNC.
These grants, which work similarly to the Dissemination Conference Grants but with restricted eligibility criteria, are awarded in order to enable younger researchers who may not otherwise have access to sufficient travel funds to present their Action-related work at any conference not directly connected to the Action.
To be eligible, applicants must satisfy the COST criteria for being a Young Researcher (currently defined as being under the age of 40) and be based primarily at an institution located in an ITC or NNC. It is also necessary that the applicant present a talk or a poster on a subject related to the Action at the conference.
All applications must be submitted, and will be processed, via the e-COST system. Applications will be evaluated based upon scientific merit, relevance of the application and the conference to the Action, and geographical and gender balance among grantees. Women candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply.
The list of ITCs and NNCs can be found here.
This is a new program, implemented by the COST Association in 2021, to build capacity and spread the uptake of virtual collaboration across different research communities.
These grants aim at strengthening the existing networks by allowing scientists to foster collaboration in a virtual setting, to exchange knowledge, learn new techniques, and disseminate the Action results. As with all grants, applications must be submitted using the e-COST platform, and instructions can be found in the User's Guide of the COST Association.
Please direct any enquiries to the Grant Awarding Coordinator, James Kennedy.
The following grants were awarded in GP2 (up to November 2021):
WG1 Virtual Mobility granttitle: Hybrid Training School Dirichlet Forms on Graphs VMstart and end date: 26/07/2021 to 28/07/2021Grantee name: Dr Federica GregorioWG2 Virtual Mobility granttitle: Support for hybrid WG2 meetinggrant start and end date: 20/09/2021 to 22/09/2021Grantee name: Dušanka PerišićWG3 Virtual Mobility granttitle: Mathematical tools for interacting dynamics on networksgrant start and end date: 14/09/2021 to 16/09/2021Grantee name: Giulia RotundoWG4 Virtual Mobility granttitle: Support for online WG4 seminars VMstart and end date: 13/10/2021 to 25/10/2021Grantee name: Marvin PlümerWG5 Virtual Mobility granttitle: Gathering of WG5 members and evaluation of future perspectivesgrant start and end date: 22/10/2021 to 22/10/2021Grantee name: Petra CsomósGrant Holder Virtual Mobility granttitle: Action-wide survey on virtual collaborationgrant start and end date: 23/10/2021 to 29/10/2021Grantee name: Mojca Vilfan