Call for Virtual Mobility Grants

The COST Programme implemented a pilot action that will run until October 2021, mainly due to the COVID19 pandemic and its consequent restrictive measures, aiming to build capacity and spread the uptake of virtual collaboration across different research communities. It includes two new types of grants:

  • A Virtual Networking Support (VNS) Grant, for appointing an individual as Virtual Networking Support Manager, to promote virtual collaboration, such as developing a virtual networking strategy for the Action, taking overall responsibility for Virtual Mobility Grants (see below), and supporting the MC in the discussions and planning of virtual events and collaboration activities.

  • Virtual Mobility (VM) Grants aim at strengthening the existing networks by allowing scientists to foster collaboration in a virtual setting, exchange knowledge, learn new techniques, disseminate Action results, etc. The maximum amount per VM Grant is EUR 1.500, with a maximum of 6 VM Grants per Action per Grant Period.

As a result of a previous call, the VNS Manager for the 1st Grant Period will be Carina Dantas | and she will be the main contact person for any aspect related to this call.