Applicant(s) are Action 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) have to submit an application about the aim of the VM Grant and how its outcomes will generate benefits to the Action, 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.
Filling out an application form. The application shall be submitted in the e-COST system in each applicant’s account (https://e-services.cost.eu/user/login). Here is the template:
Detailed instructions on how to do the online application can be found here: https://www.cost.eu/uploads/2021/04/VNT-userguide.pdf
Call is ongoing, VM Activity must be completed by October 15th 2021, the evaluation process will take a maximum duration of 15 days upon receipt of the VM grant application in the e-cost system.
Final reports on the VM activity will have to be approved by the VNS manager and will be shared among PROBE community and on the homepage.
Criteria among eligible proposals (fulfilling the checklist in Vademecum Section 10.2: ...link to be inserted) will be based on matching PROBE objectives (http://www.probe-cost.eu/) and scientific excellence. Proposal will be ranked by grade using the following criteria, and funded until the available budget is used up:
Please be aware of the non-eligible expenses (paragraph 10.3 Vademecum)
COST has suggested examples of the sorts of virtual activities that can be supported, and some of these are listed below, but this is not an exhaustive list and we welcome other creative suggestions: