COST CHAOS Call Number 6 for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) Applications

Deadline for applications to be submitted: 31 / 01 / 2019
Notification of application outcome: along the call
Period of STSM: between 1/ 05 / 2018 and 15 / 03 / 2019

Open call information and application procedure can be found here.

PDF document for 6th call for STSM applications can be downloaded from here.

For STSM related information please contact STSM Coordinator Tatiana Besset (

March 22-23, 2018

Plaza San Diego, 28801 Alcalá de Henares.

Agenda and abstracts for oral and poster presentations in PDF format can be downloaded here.


TIME Thursday 22nd. Presentations Friday 23rd. Presentations

On Friday the sessions will start at 9:10 am

9:20-9:30 Opening  Alexander  Kirillov. Multicopper Cores and MOFs: New Catalysts for Mild Functionalization of Alkane Feedstocks
9:30-9:50 Pedro J. Perez. Synthesis and reactivity of ethylene complexes of group 6 and 8 metals Günther Knör. Artificial Photoenzymes for Solar Photocatalytic Hydrogen Atom Transfer Reactions
09:50-10:10 Arkaiz Correa. Assembly of Peptides upon Sustainable C–H Functionalization

Department of Organic Chemistry-I,

Ana C. Albeniz The Mechanism of the Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Homocoupling of Alkynes: A more Complex Oxidase-type Reaction
10:10-10:30 Fabrice Denes. Remote Selective C-H Functionalisations: From linear alkynes to cyclopentane derivatives Filipa Siopa. C3 arylation of furfural derivatives via catalytic C-H bond activation
10:30-10:50 Daniel Gryko. Direct Arylation of Dipyrrolonaphthyridinediones (DPNDs) Leads to Red-Emitting Dyes with Conformational Freedom Philipp Hans Fackler. Merck Company
10:50-11:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break
11:30-11:50 Esteban Urriolabeitia. Orthopalladated complexes from substituted oxazolones, imidazolones and thiazolones, and their photophysical properties Poster Presentation
11:50-12:10 Michael Schnürch. Toluene as benzylating reagent for C- and N-benzylation
12:10-12:30 Bojan Bondzic. HOMO to LUMO catalysis reversal in organocatalytic enantioselective enamine C-H oxidation/Diels-Alder reaction WG2 Group Discussion and Collaboration Talks
12:30-12:50 Alessandra Casnati. Gas-Liquid Catellani type Reactions enabled by continuous flow
12:50-14:30 Lunch Lunch
14:30-15:10 WG1 Group Discussions and Collaboration Talks WG3-4 Group Discussion and Collaboration Talks
15:10-15:30 Kilian Muñiz. Halide-Catalysed C-H Amination Reactions
15:30-15:50 Vasile Parvulescu. Graphene Film-Supported Oriented 1.1.1 Gold (0) Versus 2.0.0 Copper (I) Nanoplatelets As Very Efficient Catalysts For Michael Additions  


15:50-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Poster Presentation

COST CHAOS Video is available online


The registration for our next meeting in Alcala, Spain from March 22-23 2018 is now open. Just by accepting this e-cost invitation, you are registered. Regarding talks at our workshop, please send a short Abstract to in case you want to present research results. Since we have no infinite budget, I encourage you to register as soon as possible, since we handle reimbursement at this workshop on a first come first serve basis.

Deadline for registration is the 22.12.2017.

As indicated in my last mail, students are also welcome to participate at this meeting and students can register at our homepage using the following link:

Confirmation mails of acceptance will be sent out to the students by the end of January. Students will receive a fixed grant of 500€ for covering their expenses, which suffices for covering all expenses according to the experience of our colleague Martin Albrecht from the CARISMA action. Students are also encouraged to submit abstracts for poster presentation and in case there are free spaces for oral communications, they will be given to students as well.


Prof. Daniel Gryko wins the The Foundation for Polish Science Prize 2017

The Foundation for Polish Science has for the 26th time granted its FNP Prizes, considered to be Poland’s most important scientific awards. The winners are four leading Polish researchers including member of our COST action Prof. Daniel Gryko.
Prof. Daniel Gryko from from the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw has received the Foundation for Polish Science Prize 2017 in the chemical and material sciences for the development of an original method for synthesis and characterization of porphyrinoids.

Full article can be viewed at FNP website,

8th Virtual Symposium Series on C-H Functionalization on Tuesday October 10th at 4 PM ET.

The next in the series of CCHF Virtual Symposia will be held on October 10th at 4PM ET. We have a fantastic line-up for this, the eight in the series.

In order to receive information about how to connect to the event, please register below. We encourage everyone to create a “Seminar” feel by booking a room at your institution and getting an audience involved.

Line up for the upcoming symposium:
Regioselective Intermolecular Allylic C–H Functionalization of Internal Olefins via π-Allyl Intermediates
Prof. Simon Blakey – Emory Univeristy

C–H and C–C Functionalization of Ketones
Prof. Guangbing Dong – University of Chicago

Small-Molecule and Biological Catalsis in C–H Activation
Prof. John Montgomery – University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Translational Chemistry
Prof. Phil Baran – The Scripps Research Institute

Call Number 5 for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) Applications

 5th Call for STSM Applications for Missions Occurring between 30.10.2017 and 15.03.2018

 All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the dates specified above

Purpose of a Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM)

 STSM facilitates Researchers from COST Countries participating in COST Action CA15106 to go to an institution, organisation or research centre in another participating COST Country to foster collaboration and to perform empirical research. Participation of “Early Career Investigators” (ECI) in STSM is particularly encouraged. An applicant can be considered as being an ECI when the time that has elapsed between the award date of the applicants PhD and the date of the applicants first involvement in the COST Action CA15106 does not exceed 8 years. PhD students are also eligible to partake in STSMs.

Specific information concerning STSM

 STSMs can have a duration of between 5 days and 90 days (and up to 180 days if the applicant is an ECI – see definition of ECI above).

The financial support on offer is a contribution to the overall expenses incurred during the STSM and may not necessarily cover all of the associated outgoings.

 The following funding conditions apply and must be respected:

  1. up to a maximum of EUR 2 500 in total can be afforded to each successful STSM applicant;
  2. up to a maximum of EUR 160 per day can be afforded for accommodation and meal expenses;
  3. for ECIs, a maximum amount of EUR 3500 can be afforded to the Grantee for STSMs with a duration of between 91 and 180 days

For ECIs partaking STSMs with a duration of between 5 and 90 days, the limit of EUR 2 500 must be respected;

  1. STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the dates specified in this call.

Financial support is limited to cover travel, accommodation and meal expenses and is paid in the form of a Grant.

For this call, the Management Committee of COST Action CA15106 “C-H Activation in Organic Synthesis” (CHAOS) has allocated a total budget providing good chances that the maximum sum can be awarded. The amounts granted for each individual STSM will be determined during the evaluation process by the formally appointed person (s). The selection of applicants is based on the scientific scope of the STSM application which must clearly compliment the overall objectives of the Action.

How to apply for an STSM:

 Interested researchers can apply by following the directions provided below and submitting their application and supporting documents to Tatiana Besset (, by the deadline of the 20/ 10 / 2017. All the documents should be submitted in a single PDF file.


  1. All applicants must carefully read the funding rules detailed in Section 7 of the COST Vademecum.

This document is available at:

Note that Short-term scientific missions (STSM) are exchange visits between researchers involved in a COST Action, allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST country.

  1. All applicants must register for an e-COST profile at – adding their bank account details to their profile.
  2. All applicants must obtain a letter of invitation from the Host institution confirming that they can undertake the STSM on the given dates prior to submitting an application.
  3. All applicants must complete, submit and download their STSM applications online at:
  4. All applicants must send their submitted STSM application form and the relevant supporting
    documents to Tatiana Besset ( before the application submission deadline expires. Note that the STSM applications will be evaluated by a panel of three researchers: Erik Van der Eycken (, Doron Pappo ( and Tatiana Besset (

 The list of supporting documents to be submitted for the evaluation are:

  • Letter of invitation to the applicant from a senior researcher affiliated to the Host institution
  • The submitted STSM application form (downloadable when the online application is submitted – see point 4 above)
  • This document should be duly completed (from p 4, part I-III (Project description, Impact, Collaborators); please rename the document as 5_ STSM_Application_2017_Name)
  • A motivation letter including an overview of the proposed activities that will be performed, which must contain a plan of work for the visit highlighting the proposed contribution to the scientific objectives of the respective COST Action;
  • A letter of support from the Home Institution or the supervisor;
  • A Full C.V. (including a list of academic publications – if applicable).
  1. The application will then be assessed by the formally delegated person to Tatiana Besset ( against the perceived contribution that the proposed visit will make against the scientific objectives outlined in the Action’s Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
  2. The applicant will be formally notified of the outcome of their STSM application by Tatiana Besset ( on the 26/ 10 / 2017.
  3. Within 30 days from the end date of the STSM, the successful applicant must submit a scientific report to the Host institution and to Tatiana Besset ( The applicant is also responsible for acquiring an official acceptance letter / Email confirmation of acceptance from a senior Researcher affiliated to the Host institution formally accepting the scientific report. This formal acceptance of the scientific report has to be sent to the Grant Holder and to Tatiana Besset ( for archiving purposes.

Failure to submit the scientific report within 30 days from the end date of the STSM will effectively cancel the Grant.

(Please note that the COST Association can request additional information to substantiate the

information contained within the documents submitted by STSM applicants).

Deadline for applications to be submitted: 20 / 10 / 2017

Notification of application outcome: 26 / 10 / 2017

Period of STSM: between 30/ 10 / 2017 and 15 / 03 / 2018

The next in the series of CCHF Virtual Symposia will be held on Tuesday July 18th at 4PM ET.

We have a fantastic line-up for this, the seventh in the series.
In order to receive information about how to connect to the event, please register below. We encourage everyone to create a “Seminar” feel by booking a room at your institution and getting an audience involved. You can download an editable flyer at the link below.

Register to connect here             Download Editable Flyer

To get more information about CCHF Virtual Symposium cilck here.

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