Virtual Networking Tools (VNT)

Virtual Networking Support Grants

Virtual Networking Support (VNS) Grants aim at promoting virtual collaboration to complement traditional ways of collaboration within the research and innovation communities. VNS Grants shall be awarded to the best candidates who propose and manage virtual activities that will make a significant contribution to the achievement of the COST Action’s Objectives, Goals and the Deliverables. 

To apply for the VNS Grant:

  • Describe how the COST Action can benefit from developing virtual networking activities (max 500 words);
  • Outline the strategy for virtual networking (max 500 words).

Applications will be evaluated by the Core Group of the EuroXanth COST Action, consisting of the Action Chair, the Action Vice Chair, the four Working Groups Leaders, the Science Communication Manager, the STSM Coordinator, and the ITC Conference Manager, following the criteria, as defined by the Management Committee and outlined above (in bold). The latest call can be found here.

Virtual Mobility Grants

Virtual Mobility (VM) Grants aim at strengthening the existing networks by allowing scientists to foster collaboration in a virtual setting, to exchange knowledge, learn new techniques, disseminate Action results, etc. VM Grants shall be awarded to the best candidates who propose and manage virtual activities that will make a significant contribution to the achievement of the COST Action’s Objectives, Goals and the Deliverables.

To apply for a VM Grant:

    • Describe the Main Objective (max 200 words);
    • Submit a Working Plan (max 500 words);
    • Provide a Plan for Participation (max 500 words);
    • Outline the main expected outputs (max 500 words);
    • Explain how this VM Grant will contribute to the COST Action’s Strategy (max 500 words).

Applications for VM Grants will be evaluated ad hoc and can be submitted until August 15, 2021. Applications will be evaluated by the Core Group of the EuroXanth COST Action, consisting of the Action Chair, the Action Vice Chair, the four Working Groups Leaders, the Science Communication Manager, the STSM Coordinator, and the ITC Conference Manager, following the criteria, as defined by the Management Committee and outlined above (in bold). The latest call can be found here.