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CALL FOR VIRTUAL NETWORKING SUPPORT GRANT NOW OPEN

Submitted by Prof Sabrina Pricl on Mon, 14/06/2021 - 09:28

Dear COSTers,

The CA17140  Cancer nanomedicine - from the bench to the bedside call for VIRTUAL NETWORKING SUPPORT GRANT is now open!

The aim of the Virtual Networking Support Grant is to promote and stimulate virtual collaboration among the members of the CA17140 Action.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants are CA17140 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.

Applicants 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.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION OF APPLICANTS

The evaluation of applications is performed by the CA17140 Action’s Core Group acting on behalf of the MC. The selection of successful grantee shall be based on contributions to the overall objectives of the Action and the implementation of the COST Excellence and Inclusiveness Policy.

The applications shall be submitted in e-COST and include required information detailed in the Vademecum, section 10.1.2.

IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTIVITIES

The successful applicant shall take the Virtual Networking Support (VNS) Manager role in the COST Action 17140. The minimum requirements on activities expected to be performed by the successful applicant are listed in section 10.1.3 of the Vademecum.

The grantee has 15 calendar days from the end of the Grant Period to submit a report.

TIME SCHEDULE:

Deadline for applications submission: 18 June 2021

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:

A financial contribution of up to EUR 4 000 will be awarded within the Grant Period lasting until October 31, 2021.

The VTN userguide can be donwloaded from this page. We look forward to receiving your applications!

Useful downloads
VNT-userguide.pdf (1014.5 KB)

INCLUSIVENESS TARGET COUNTRIES (ITC) CONFERENCE GRANTS: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Submitted by Prof Sabrina Pricl on Mon, 07/06/2021 - 12:02

Dear COSTers,

we would like to remind you that the INCLUSIVENESS TARGET COUNTRIES (ITC) CONFERENCE GRANTS CALL - reserved to PhD/Early Career Investigators (ECIS) - is open for applications.

Any Action participant who is a PhD student or an Early Career Investigator (ECI) and is affiliated with an institution located in an ITC country participating in the Action can submit an application request for an ITC Conference Grant. Ideally, the application should be submitted at least 45 days before the conference start date via the e-COST website, by clicking on the ITC Conference Grants tab.
The applicant must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD Student or postdoctoral fellow, ad is expected to present the results stemming from a COST collaboration at the selected event.

All grant requests are subjected to evaluation and approval.

The following countries are considered ITC: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey.

To the puirpose, we also remind our Community about these two upcoming events of interest:

NanoInnovation 2021 Conference and Exibition, Rome (Italy) September 21-24 2021

NanoMed Europe 21, St Gallen (Switzerland) September 7-9 2021

We look forward to receibing your appliations!

 

WG2 Online Conference: Extension of abstract submission date

Submitted by Prof Sabrina Pricl on Sat, 29/05/2021 - 08:42

Dear COSTers,

this announcement is to inform you that the abstract submission deadline for the WG2 Online Conference on Characterization of nanomaterials towards safe and efficient nanodrugs has been extended to June 4.

We look forward to receiving your abstract and seeing you at the meeting!

 

WG2 Online Conference: Characterisation of nanomaterials towards safe and efficient nanodrugs

Submitted by Prof Sabrina Pricl on Fri, 23/04/2021 - 20:07

Dear COSTers,

the WG2 conference “Characterisation of nanomaterials towards safe and efficient nanodrugs” will be held online on June 22-23 2021.

Submission of contributions is open, with final deadline on May 27, 2021.

Tentative program:

1 –Current techniques and recent advances in physicochemical characterization of nanodrugs (multi method approach, pros/cons for each technique, interferences)

2 - Quality control of nanopharmaceuticals and nano-drug delivery systems throughout the production

3 – Nano-bio interactions governing the efficacy of nanodrugs

4 – Techniques and methods for evaluation of drug loading and release from nanoformulations

Day 1 (topics 1 and 2):

  • Plenary lecture (40 min)
  • Short oral presentations (8 per day (4 per topic), 10 min each + 5 min for questions)
  • General discussion
  • Poster presentations ECI, PhD students, MSc students in the form of micro video presentations (2-3 minutes, 3 slides) open for comments/discussions/feedback on YouTube channel

Day 2 (topics 3 and 4):

  • Plenary lecture (40 min)
  • Short oral presentations (8 per day (4 per topic), 10 min each + 5 min for questions)
  • General discussion
  • Poster presentations ECI, PhD students, MSc students in the form of micro video presentations (2-3 minutes, 3 slides) open for comments/discussions/feedback on YouTube channel

Dissemination strategy:

  • All talks are to be posted and open for discussions on YouTube
  • Poster session (available online on this website)
  • Secure bibliographic data of the abstract book (ISBN, doi)
  • Collect opinions of lecturers and discussion groups and selected contributors in a Book (CRC)

Publication fees (bibliographical data, book publication fees) – eligibility to be verified with COST

You are all invited to participate!

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