The VNS manager is the person appointed by the MC as VNS grantee. The VNS manager shall develop, among others, a virtual networking strategy, coordinate the call for expression of interest for the Virtual Mobility Grants, approve the VM application(s) on behalf of the MC and draft a report to be approved by the MC.
Who can apply?
- 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) shall be prepared to develop a virtual networking strategy, coordinate the call for expression of interest for the Virtual Mobility Grants and draft at the end of the grant period a report to be approved by the MC
The selection of successful grantee (Grant: EUR 4 000 maximum, reallocated from the existing budget) shall be based on contributions to the overall objectives of the Action and the implementation of the COST Excellence and Inclusiveness Policy.
For more information about the type of activities that can be covered with these new grants, application and reporting process can be found in the Annotated Rules of Cost Action.
Criteria of selection:
- Early Carrier Investigator (20%)
- Gender Balance (20%)
- VNT plan_ Application (60%).
Deadline of applications: 03/2/2022