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2019 Call for GENiE Short Term Scientific Missions

GENiE STSMs

Application deadline: 07/01/2018

First 2018 Call for GENiE Short Term Scientific Missions

Because of tight timeline for completion, applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

This is the latest call for applications for GENiE Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs).

These are short scientific exchanges (minimum 5 days) that should contribute to the scientific objectives of GENiE and implicate at least one GENiE lab where a lab member goes for a short stay in another lab. The STSM grant will cover actual costs up to 2000€.

  • The applicant must be the visiting young scientist (not the receiving lab). Priority will be given to applications from ECI (early career investigators, ie within 8 years after the PhD)
  • The visit must be finished in early April 2018 to allow time to approuve the final report and process the payment

Note that COST has allocated extra money for members of ITC countries ; eligible applications involve either the visiting fellow or the receiving lab being from an ITC country (COST ITC countries :  Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey). Please make sure to notify us if you are eligible for this dedicated budget money.

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of GENiE (http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/bmbs/BM1408), whilst at the same time allowing those partaking in the missions to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments, or methods that are not available in their own institutions.

STSM Criteria and Eligibility

  • One of the participant labs must be a member of GENiE with preference given to missions between two GENiE member labs.
  • The proposed project should have a sound scientific justification and result in outputs that will advance the objectives of GENiE.
  • Priority will be given to:
    • Early Career Investigators (awarded PhD no more than 8 years before the application deadline).
    • Applicants who have not previously benefited from COST funding through GENiE unless the proposed mission will advance a collaboration initiated through a previous GENiE activity.
  • The duration of the mission must be at least 5 days, with a maximum of 90 days. In addition to the standard STSM, ECIs are also eligible for an extended visit with a duration between 91 and 180 days.  STSMs must be completed and the scientific reports must be submitted before the end of the grant period (31/03/2019).
  • It is COST policy to promote gender balance, enable early career investigators, and broaden geographical representation so women, ECIs, and researchers from Inclusiveness Target Countries* are particularly encouraged to apply.

What’s Covered

An STSM grant is a fixed financial contribution and does not necessarily cover all expenses related to performing a given mission. The Grant is a contribution to the
overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the Grantee.

  • For standard STSMs (5 to 90 day durations) the grant will cover eligible travel expenses and up to €160/day for accommodation and meals. The total
    combined amount of the grant will not exceed €2500.
  • For extended STSMs (91 to 180 day durations; ECIs only) the grant will cover €160/day for accommodation, meals, and eligible travel expenses. The total
    combined amount of the grant will not exceed €3500.

Application Procedure

  1. Applicants must apply using the COST online system at https://e-services.cost.eu/stsm. The applicant is the person who will travel on the STSM, not their PI or host.
    Applications are now completed entirely on the e-COST website. Detailed instructions are available in the STSM Guidebook which can be downloaded here: http://www.cost.eu/module/download/60300
  2. Following the STSM, successful applicants will also need to submit a Scientific Report (maximum 1 page) detailing the activities carried out during the STSM and a letter from a senior scientist at the Host Institution officially approving the report.

Applications will be considered by the GENiE STSM and Action Activities Committee (SAAC) and successful applicants will be notified by e-mail (please check your spam folders if you do not hear within a week of the application deadline). For more information, please see the COST Vademecum at: http://www.cost.eu/Vademecum/

 

*Inclusiveness Target Countries include: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey