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Call for “Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Conference Grants” now open!

Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Conference Grants

The e-MINDs call for “Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Conference Grants” is now open. According to COST rules, only the following countries are entitled to apply to this ITC Conference Grants call: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, fYR Macedonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey (see Vademecum).

The following eligibility criteria apply:
  • Conference Grants are exclusively reserved for PhD students and ECI’s with a primary affiliation in an institution located within an ITC.
  • The applicant must make an oral / poster presentation at the conference in question and must be listed in the official event/conference programme. As proof, the applicant should attach the submitted abstract as well ast the letter of acceptance about the presentation. At the approved conference, the main subject of the oral / poster presentation must be on the topic of the e-MINDS COST Action and must acknowledge COST (see Section 10 of the Vademecum).
The calculation of the financial contribution for each Conference Grant will respect the following criteria:
  • Up to a maximum of EUR 1265 in total can be offered to each successful applicant;
  • Up to a maximum of EUR 160 per day can be justified for accommodation and meal expenses.
  • Up to a maximum of EUR 500 can be claimed for the conference fees to be incurred by the selected Grantee.
The ITC Conference Grant coordinator, Dr. David Culliton, assisted by Prof. Imre Bakonyi and Dr. Jelena Bajat, will perform the evaluation of each received ITC Conference Grant application. The process for selection of successful applicants will consider the scientific scope of the proposed participation and how it will support the e-MINDS COST Action in achieving its scientific objectives.


The application process in details is as follows:

Congratulations to Eleni Rosolymou for the Best Poster Presentation Award

Eleni Rosolymou presented the poster entitled “Synthesis of copper,copper-nickel, tin/tin oxide nanowires by applying template-assisted” at the C-MAC Days 2017, Athens, Greece, 20 -23 November 2017, in the framework of Cost MP1407 and was awarded the “Young Scientist Best Poster Presentation Award”. Congratulations!

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e-MINDS video award

Submit your application for the e-MINDS video award!

We are inviting applications for the e-MINDS video award from early career investigators pursuing research in the field of e-MINDS COST Action.

The e-MINDS video award will be given in the form of a Travel Award, consisting of up to 1000 € to cover the actual expenses (e.g. registration fee, travel and accommodation costs, …) associated to the attendance at a conference of applicant’s choice to be held no later than April 22, 2018. The applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee composed of Dr. Salvador Pané (Chair of the Action), Dr. Caterina Zanella (Responsible for gender balance of the Action) and Dr. Maria Lekka (Dissemination coordinator of the Action).

A general requirement will be that all candidates should be:
  1. Early career investigators (preferably PhD students).
  2. They must present their own, original work as an oral presentation (or poster) at the conference for which the travel award application is being made.
  3. If the abstract is selected for an oral presentation, the awardee must include a slide promoting e-MINDS COST Action.

Application deadline: January 31, 2018

Please check the application guidelines for the submission details and send your applications to scientific@e-minds.ch.

The winner will be announced by mid-February 2018. The winner video will be uploaded to the e-MINDS website to increase the visibility of the young researchers and will be used as promotion material of the Action.

Apply for “The Schwäbisch Gmünd Prize for young scientists 2017”

Apply for “The Schwäbisch Gmünd Prize for young scientists 2017”

The mission of the European Academy of Surface Technology (east) is to promote Europe‐wide science, research, training and education in the field of surface technology and related areas in order to contribute to the integration, understanding and friendship between European people and individuals.

In the spirit  of the mission of east, the Schwäbisch Gmünd Prize has been established with the purpose to  encourage promising young scientists within surface technology to continue their career in the spirit of east.

Read more about how to apply in the guidelines.


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