COST Virtual Networking Grants

COST Virtual Networking Grants

  • Grant for Virtual Networking Support (VNS Grant)
  • Grant to stimulate virtual collaboration among all the members of a given Action by designating a VNS Manager.
    Financial Support:
    1 VNS Grant (maximum EUR 4.000) per Action per Grant Period.
    Who can apply:
    All individuals from participating COST countries and MC observers from NNCs.

    VNS Manager tasks:

    • Prepare strategy on virtual networking for the Action.
    • Support the MC in the discussions and planning of virtual events.
    • Assist in the selection of hosts for the virtual networking events.
    • Oversee the selection of the most appropriate virtual tools for each specific virtual activity (webinar,
      virtual conference, online library …) considering the needs of the Action, demonstrate the principle of best
      value for money, adhere to GDPR…
    • Support the call coordination of the Virtual Mobility Grants.

    Grant Duration:
    Grant Period duration for year 2 up to 31 Oct 2021.

  • Grant(s) for Virtual Mobility (VM Grant)
  • Grant to strengthen the existing networks by allowing individual participants to foster collaboration, exchange
    knowledge, learn new techniques, etc. performing activities that do not necessarily require in-person presence.

    Financial support:
    Maximum of 6 VM Grants (maximum EUR 1.500 each, for a total of EUR 9.000) per Action per Grant Period. Grant
    Duration: Depends on the activity (no minimum).

    Who can apply:
    All individuals from participating COST countries and MC observers from NNCs.

    • Support the harmonisation and standardisation of methods and procedures within the Action networking
      activities.
    • To support the implementation of research related activities that do not necessarily require in-person
      presence.
    • Virtual mentoring scheme, with special focus on activities and exchanges that can generate capacity and
      build new skills, particularly for ECIs researchers.
    • Content preparation and coordination of science communication activities.