Virtual Mobility

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Virtual Mobility

Virtual Networking Support grant

Financial support toassess and implement a strategy for virtual activities inside the network in order to achieve the objectives of the Action. For examples of possible VNS activities, please see the Annotated Rules for COST Actions.

Applicants are Action participants.

Aims

Complement traditional ways of collaboration among Action members and within the research and innovation community.

The maximum amount per grant is EUR 4000 per Grant Period and the Action can award a maximum of one VNS Grant per Grant Period.

Covered costs: providing a contribution for the overall effort, not necessarilycovered by an employer or by a Grant Holder Institution. This grant is notintended to cover employment costs.

Procedure for Virtual Networking Support Grant application

Applicants are encouraged before starting the procedure to carefully read the rules detailed in Annotated Rules for COST Actions and the Grant Awarding user guide here.

The Applicants create an application by logging into e-cost, clicking on the Grant Applications tab and selecting “Virtual Networking Support grant”.

After encoding the Grant application form by filling all the sections, the applicant will need to upload the required supporting documentation in the e-COST:

The application will be assessed after the collection date indicated in the open call by the Grant Awarding Coordinator and Committee on behalf of the MC and according to the following criteria related to the proposed participation:

Important

All the communication tools granted by the Action need to acknowledge COST as the funding source by using the logos of ParAqua, EU and COST. Wrong or incomplete aknowlegment of the funding souce may entail not eligibility for refunding.

Funding should be acknowledged as follows: Participation to this conference has been co-funded by the EU COST Action CA20125 – “Applications for zoosporic parasites in aquatic systems” through a Virtual Networking Support Grant”.

Grantees will be required to write a short report of their experience to be published in the newsletter and to contribute with content (posts, pictures, short videos…) for the Action social media.

Affter the Activity

The grantee submits the required documentation in e-COST within 30 days after the end date of the activity or 15 days after the end of the Grant Period. To facilitate the administration of the grant payment, we strongly recommend to finish the activities within 30 days of the end of the Grant Period.

Supporting documentationto be uploadedin the e-COST:

Failure in submitting the required documents within the set timeframe may cancel the Grant.

Payment of the Grant

The Grant Awarding Coordinator will verify the validity and content of the report and all the required documents. The Grant Awarding Coommittee will review and approve/reject the report on behalf of the MC.

If rejected, a justification is required and its content will be included in the e-notification to the grantee, who is asked to revise and re-submit the report.

Once the report is approved and all supporting documents are submitted the Grant Holder pays the Grant.

The complete Grant Awarding System Action document is consultable on the webite repository.

Virtual Mobility Grant

Financial support to foster collaboration in virtual and hybrid settings.

Applicants are Action participants with a primary affiliation to an institution located in a COST Full or Cooperating Member country or in a COST NNC

Aims

Implement collaboration in a virtual setting, exchange knowledge, learn new techniques, disseminate the Action results.

The maximum cost per VM is EUR 1500. The amount is decided by the Action MC or Core Group according to the duration, scope and complexity of the task.

Covered costs: provide contribution forthe overall effort, notnecessarily covered by anemployer or by a GrantHolder Institution.

Procedure for Virtual Mobility Grant application

Applicants are encouraged before starting the procedure to carefully read the rules detailed in Annotated Rules for COST Actions and the Grant Awarding user guide here. The Applicants create an application by logging into e-cost, clicking on the Grant Applications tab and selecting “Virtual Mobility grant”.

After encoding the Grant application form by filling all the sections, the applicant will need to upload the required supporting documentation in the e-COST:

Important

All the communication tools granted by the Action need to acknowledge COST as the funding source by using the logos of ParAqua, EU and COST. Wrong or incomplete aknowlegment of the funding souce may entail not eligibility for refunding.

Funding should be acknowledged as follows: Participation to this conference has been co-funded by the EU COST Action CA20125 – “Applications for zoosporic parasites in aquatic systems” through a Virtual Mobility Grant”.

Grantees will be required to write a short report of their experience to be published in the newsletter and to contribute with content (posts, pictures, short videos…) for the Action social media.

Affter the Activity

The grantee submits the required documentation in e-COST within 30 days after the end date of the activity or 15 days after the end of the Grant Period. To facilitate the administration of the grant payment, we strongly recommend to finish the activities within 30 days of the end of the Grant Period.

Supporting documentation to be uploadedin the e-COST:

Failure in submitting the required documents within the set timeframe may cancel the Grant.

Payment of the Grant

The Grant Awarding Coordinator will verify the validity and content of the report and all the required documents. The Grant Awarding Coommittee will review and approve/reject the report on behalf of the MC.

If rejected, a justification is required and its content will be included in the e-notification to the grantee,

who is asked to revise and re-submit the report.

Once the report is approved and all supporting documents are submitted the Grant Holder pays the Grant.

The complete Grant Awarding System Action document is consultable on the webite repository.

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The complete Grant Awarding System Action document and open call are consultable on the website repository. We welcome manifestations of interest for Local Organisers for events for the next Grant Period.