Short term scientific missions (STSM) and ITC conference grants

Short term scientific missions (STSMs) and Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) conference grants

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are aimed at strengthening collaborative activities by allowing scientists to go to another laboratory to learn/perform a new technique. They are particularly intended for young scientists.

ITC Conference Grants are aimed at supporting ECI and PhD students from Participating ITC to attend international science and technology related conferences on the topic of the Action that are not organised by the COST Action.

STCMs and ITC Conference Grants are evaluated and granted by the Grant Awarding Coordination team.

STSMs open call

Funding for 3 Short Term Scientific missions (STSM) of up to 4000 € each are be available during the second grant period (Nov 1, 2022 - Oct 31, 2023) to allow exchange of ANDRONET researchers and team members among the laboratories of the ANDRONET COST Action participants. The length of the STSMs can be from a few weeks up to several months (there is no limit) as long as the start and end dates fall within the grant period. The grant is intended to provide a contribution for travelling, accommodation and subsistence expenses of the grantee, and to stimulate and promote research collaborations among teams and/or education in Andrology.

Interested candidates in applying for a STSM should a letter of motivation for their intended stay (including title of the proposed activity, proposed start and end dates, budget requested, information about the host institution and contact person), and the support letters of the Laboratory PIs involved in the exchange, to the

Grant Awarding Coordinator: Dr. Davor Jezek(ELIMINAR)

ITC conference grants

Funding for 3 ITC conference grants supported with up to 2000 € each are available during the second grant period (November 1, 2022 - October 31, 2023). The goal of these grant is to offer young researchers (PhD students or postdocs <8 years) from Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) the possibility to support funding to participate in any of the major conferences or congresses in the field of the Andronet Action with the ultimate goal of stimulating and promoting research collaborations among teams and/or education in Andrology.

ITC Conference Grantees will receives support for attending and presenting their work (poster/oral presentation) at a conference and can establish new contacts for future collaborations.

Grantees will be required to provide for claiming the Grant: a report on the outcome of the presentation of the accepted contribution (grantee's visibility, establishment of new contacts for future collaborations), the certificate of attendance, the programme of the conference or book of abstracts of the grantee, and a copy of the given presentation (oral or poster).

Interested candidates to apply for a ITC conference grant should sent in advance a brief CV (up to 4 pages) and letter of motivation (including Title of the presentation, Conference title, dates within the active Grant Period and country, Budget requested, relevance of the conference topic to the Action and potential for impact on the applicant's career) to the

Grant Awarding Coordinator: Dr. Davor Jezek.(ELIMINAR)

Grant awarding coordinators:

Coordinator: Davor Jezek - Croatia,
Grant Awarding Co-coordinators: Alberto de la Iglesia -Spain, Jolanta Słowikowska-Hilczer - Poland, Zsolt Kopa - Hungary

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.