Virtual Networking Tools

In the context of COST Action ENTER two types of Virtual Networking Tools (VNTs) exist:

  • Virtual Networking Support (VNS) Grant
  • Virtual Mobility (VM) Grants

Both types of VNTs aim at promoting virtual collaboration as a complement to traditional ways of collaboration within the research and innovation of COST Action ENTER. This mechanism intends to stimulate virtual collaboration among the members.

 

Call for Virtual Networking Support Grant

COST Action ENTER (CA17119) calls for applications for a Virtual Networking Support (VNS) Grant. The grant aims at promoting virtual collaboration as a complement to traditional ways of collaboration within the research and innovation of COST Action ENTER. This mechanism intends to stimulate virtual collaboration among the members.

The following eligibility criteria apply:

  • Applicants are COST Action ENTER 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.
  • The applicants shall be prepared to develop a virtual networking strategy, coordinate the call for expression of interest for the Virtual Mobility Grants and draft at the end of the grant period a report to be approved by the MC.

The selection of successful grantee will be based on contributions to the overall objectives of COST Action ENTER and the implementation of the COST Excellence and Inclusiveness Policy.

The application has to be submitted in e-COST until 15 June 2021.

The grantee will be awarded a financial contribution of 4,000 Euro.

A detailed description of the tasks and rules of the recipient of the VNS Grant can be found in the Vademecum, p.36f.

For questions please write to COST Action ENTER Grant Holder Manager Dr. Sigita Urdze.

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Second Call for Virtual Mobility Grants

COST Action ENTER (CA17119) calls for applications for Virtual Mobility (VM) Grants. The grants aim at promoting virtual collaboration as a complement to traditional ways of collaboration within the research and innovation of COST Action ENTER. This mechanism intends to stimulate virtual collaboration among the members.

The following eligibility criteria apply:

  • Applicant(s) are COST Action ENTER 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.
  • The applicant(s) shall inform the MC about the aim of the VM Grant and how its outcomes will generate benefits to COST Action ENTER, actively contribute to the activities and overall objectives of the Action and submit a report at the end, to be approved by the VNS manager on behalf of the MC.

The selection of successful grantees will be based on contributions to the overall objectives of COST Action ENTER, the strategy on the virtual networking of COST Action ENTER and the implementation of the COST Excellence and Inclusiveness Policy.

Applications have to be submitted in e-COST until 25 July 2021.

A maximum of 3 Virtual Mobility Grants will be awarded. Each Virtual Mobility Grant cannot exceed EUR 1 500.

A detailed description of opportunities and rules can be found in the Vademecum, p.38f.

For questions please write to COST Action ENTER Virtual Networking Support Manager Dr. Hila Zahavi.

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