COST CHAOS Video is available online
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,
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:
For ECIs partaking STSMs with a duration of between 5 and 90 days, the limit of EUR 2 500 must be respected;
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 (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org), by the deadline of the 20/ 10 / 2017. All the documents should be submitted in a single PDF file.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS AS FOLLOWS:
This document is available at: http://www.cost.eu/participate/guidelines.
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.
The list of supporting documents to be submitted for the evaluation are:
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