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 2022, 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:
|Name||Affiliation||ECI||Country||Grant||Title of the grant||Team||Duration|
|Anca Nemuc||INOE||NO||Romania (ITC)||VNS||Virtual networking in support of CA18235 PROfiling the atmospheric Boundary Layer at European scale||24.06-31.10.2021|
|Pablo Ortiz-Amezcua||University of Warsaw||YES||Poland (ITC)||VM||Optimization and standardization of boundary layer observations at University of Warsaw||Lucja Janicka, Maciej Karasewicz, Ewan O’Connor, Pyry Pentikäinen||01.10 – 15.10.2021|
|Donatello Gallucci||CNR-IMAA||YES||Italy||VM||Infrared-Microwave synergy to improve low liquid water path retrievals in fog||Pauline Martinet, Nico Cimini, Ulrich Loehnert||22.09 – 15.10.2021|
|Alessio Golzio||Università degli Studi di Torino||YES||Italy||VM||Mixed-layer height in complex terrain: comparing observations (STRATfinder) and high-resolution simulations (WRF)||Simone Kotthaus, Henri Diémoz||10.09 – 11.10.2021|
|Horatiu Stefanie||Babes Bolyai University Cluj Napoca||YES||Romania (ITC)||VM||Online Webminar on lidar instruments and products initial setup and SCC data processing procedures||Livio Belegante, Nicolae Ajtai, Mihai Cazacu, Ovidiu Tudose||18.10.2021 1-5PM CEST|
|Damyan Barantiev||Climate, Atmosphere and Water Research Institute - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, CAWRI-BAS||YES||Bulgaria (ITC)||VM||Implementing and testing PARAFOG at Burgas airport||Marc-Antoine Drouin, Jean-François Ribaud, Martial Haeffelin||14-28.10.2021|