STSMs, Conference Grants, and Virtual Mobility Grants

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.

SHORT TERM SCIENTIFIC MISSION (STSM) GRANTS

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):

https://e-services.cost.eu/stsm

Please direct any enquiries to the STSM Coordinator for the Action, András Bátkai, or the Grant Awarding Coordinator, James Kennedy.

Past STSM grantees:

Grantee name: Matko Ljulj
Home Institution: Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Host Institution: TU Darmstadt, Germany
Grantee name: Michael Kaplin
Home Institution: Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Host Institution: University of Passau, Germany
Grantee name: Davor Kumozec
Home Institution: University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Serbia
Host Institution: Laboratoire MAP5, Université de Paris
Grantee name: Vladimir Đorđić
Home Institution: University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Serbia
Host Institution: RWTH Aachen, Germany
Grantee name: Catherine Drysdale
STSM Title: Pseudospectra for non-self-adjoint relativistic operators  
STSM start and end date: 17/04/2021 to 01/05/2021
Home Institution: ONERA, France
Host Institution: Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic (Prof David Krejcirik)
Grantee name: Katarina Bogdanović
STSM start and end date: 21/4/2021 to 15/7/2021
Home Institution: Faculty of Mathematics (Belgrade), Serbia
Host Institution: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Slovenia (Dr Aljoša Peperko)
Grantee name: Benjamin Anwasia
STSM start and end date: 30/5/2021 to 28/6/2021
Home Institution: University of Minho (Braga), Portugal
Host Institution: University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Grantee name: Ivica Nakić
STSM Title: Multiagent systems with delays
STSM start and end date: 04/07/2021 to 10/7/2021
Home Institution: University of Zagreb (Zagreb), Croatia
Host Institution:  University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Slovenia
Grantee name: David Seifert
STSM start and end date: 03/10/2021 to 09/10/2021
Home Institution: Newcastle University (Newcastle upon Tyne), United Kingdom
Host Institution: Université polytechnique Hauts-de-France, France (Prof Serge Nicaise)
Grantee name: Marianna Porfido
STSM Title: Elliptic operators with unbounded coefficients: kernel estimates and
maximal regularity
STSM start and end date: 01/10/2021 to 24/10/2021
Home Institution: University of Salerno (Fisciano), Italy
Host Institution: University of Constance, Germany (Dr Markus Kunze)
Grantee name: Lorenzo Lamberti
STSM start and end date: 01/10/2021 to 24/10/2021
Home Institution: University of Salerno (Fisciano), Italy
Host Institution: Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany (Prof Marco Cicalese)

DISSEMINATION CONFERENCE GRANTS

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.

Please direct any enquiries to the Conference Grant Manager, Eszter Sikolya, or the Grant Awarding Coordinator for the Action, James Kennedy.

INCLUSIVENESS TARGET COUNTRY (ITC) CONFERENCE GRANTS

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.

Please direct any enquiries to the Conference Grant Manager, Eszter Sikolya, or the Grant Awarding Coordinator, James Kennedy.

VIRTUAL MOBILITY (VM) GRANTS

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 grant 
title: Hybrid Training School Dirichlet Forms on Graphs VM 
start and end date: 26/07/2021 to 28/07/2021 
Grantee name: Dr Federica Gregorio
WG2 Virtual Mobility grant 
title: Support for hybrid WG2 meeting
grant start and end date: 20/09/2021 to 22/09/2021
Grantee name: Dušanka Perišić
WG3 Virtual Mobility grant 
title: Mathematical tools for interacting dynamics on networks
grant start and end date: 14/09/2021 to 16/09/2021 
Grantee name: Giulia Rotundo
WG4 Virtual Mobility grant
title: Support for online WG4 seminars VM 
start and end date: 13/10/2021 to 25/10/2021 
Grantee name: Marvin Plümer
WG5 Virtual Mobility grant
title: Gathering of WG5 members and evaluation of future perspectives 
grant start and end date: 22/10/2021 to 22/10/2021
Grantee name: Petra Csomós
Grant Holder Virtual Mobility grant 
title: Action-wide survey on virtual collaboration 
grant start and end date: 23/10/2021 to 29/10/2021 
Grantee name: Mojca Vilfan



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