Presentation on theme: "COST - support for Early Stage Researchers Piotr Świątek, FP7 Energy National Contact Point Germany."— Presentation transcript:
COST - support for Early Stage Researchers Piotr Świątek, FP7 Energy National Contact Point Germany
2 Information und Advice on FP7 themes Mandate to support German proposers and multiplying structures (e.g. chambers of commerce, EU bureaus of universities, KoWi, partners of the EEN network, regional contact points, etc.) Each NCP with specific focus on dedicated themes/subjects of FP7 based at national project management organisations which are implementing national funding programmes Germany: about 70 advisors in more than 16 NCPs > http://www.forschungsrahmenprogramm.de/nks.htmhttp://www.forschungsrahmenprogramm.de/nks.htm The German NCP structure (NKS - Nationale Kontaktstellen) Aim: to improve quality and efficiency of proposals for benefit of proposers and a tight evaluation procedure
3 NCP - Mandate given by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) Additional tasks: –National Expert in FP7 Programme Committee –Other support activities for German Ministries as BMWi, BMBF, BMELV The German ENERGY NCP Our support is free of charge, without conflict of interests and requests are handled confidential
4 National level –Working group of “EU - Programme coordinators” from each NCP –Consultation process with national funding organisations –PtJ “in house” exchange with IEE-NCP, ERA-nets, delegates of IEA, CSLF, etc. European level –nominated partners join the network of NCP –network with Russian participation C-Energy and C-Energy+ http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/energy/c-energy_en.html Networking of German NCPs
5 Russian Partner in C-Energy Andrey Kuzminov, RUSDEM-EE Vice-president, NCP on energy Contact person: Elena Chistyakova, International Project Manager, Krasnokazarmennaya str., 14 111250 Moscow Russia e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: +7 495 362 7271 http://www.fp7-energy.ru
6 Area of Expertise FP7 Thematic Area Energy Competiveness and Innovation Framework (CIP) – Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Joint Technology Initiatives (JTI) –Hydrogen and Fuel cells JTI Private-Public-Partnerships (PPP) – Green Cars and Energy Efficient Buildings PPPs COST and Eureka NCP Energy supports and gives advice on the following EU-Instruments:
7 Strengthen Europe in scientific and technical research for peaceful purposes through the support of cooperation and interaction between European researchers The COST programme is a long-running, economical and highly successful way to spread awareness and build networks between Europe’s researchers. It reflects the human dimension of science, helping researchers to share not only the results of their work but also their aims and methods. The COST mission COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is one of the longest-running European instruments supporting cooperation among scientists and researchers across Europe
8 COST main characteristics Co-ordination through cooperation in networksCo-ordination through cooperation in networks “Non-competitive” (pre-normative; public utility)“Non-competitive” (pre-normative; public utility) Networks based on national funding of researchers and projects – national responsibilityNetworks based on national funding of researchers and projects – national responsibility Equal access / Open CallEqual access / Open Call Building bridgesBuilding bridges “Bottom-up” – no fixed programmes / priorities“Bottom-up” – no fixed programmes / priorities Flexible participation – join in if you are interestedFlexible participation – join in if you are interested Focus on multidisciplinary cooperationFocus on multidisciplinary cooperation Enabling agent – Promotion of Early Stage ResearchersEnabling agent – Promotion of Early Stage Researchers Pan-European dimensionPan-European dimension Open to global cooperation in the mutual interestOpen to global cooperation in the mutual interest
9 Science management meetings Scientific workshops and seminars Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) Training Schools and Research Conferences Dissemination Average funding about 100 000 € per year per Action COST Actions COST Actions: A network of nationally funded projects (min. 5 participating countries) receive a financial contribution based on a joint work programme for: Exploratory/Strategic Workshops: Exploratory/Strategic Workshops: to explore future scientific or societal needs, support policy developments or initiate new activities What is funded by COST?
10 COST beneficiaries Every scientist from MS which signed MoU is eligible Direct reimbursment possible ! – implies flexible “informal” participation Neighbouring Countries have the same rights but on the level of participating institutions
11 COST instruments and initiatives Policy supporting Early Stage Researcheres Near Neighbour Fund Reciprocal agreement with AU, NZ, SA Common strategic events with European Commission and ESF Nanoforum, Safety Food, Wood Research Strategic Workshops
12 Early Stage Researchers COST Strategy for Early Stage Researchers (COST doc. 212/07) ( 10 years since PhD/ similar) Support measure 1: Short Term Scientific Mission Set a target figure, from which a percentage of the Action budget shall be used for STSMs (Domain Committee together with the COST Office). STSMs of early stage researchers can be expanded in duration beyond 3 months in well justified cases. Financial support shall be increased accordingly. Support measure 2: Training Schools Training Schools shall already be planned at the proposal stage of a new COST Action. This shall be reflected in the criteria for the open call at the full proposal stage. The current level of this activity shall be raised. Support measure 3: Action Think Tank An early stage researchers' network may be created within the Action as a “think tank”. Each year one of the workshops of the Action would involve early stage researchers to strengthen links with each other and with experienced scientists involved in the management of the Action.
13 Early Stage Researchers Support measure 4: Conference Grant Each Domain offers 3 supporting grants (max. 3000 Euro each) per year for early stage researchers to participate in an international conference outside of the COST Action activities. Support measure 5: Selection of Coordinators CSO recommends that Actions nominate early stage researchers as Working Group Coordinators. Support measure 6: Open Call The text as well as the criteria of the Open Call shall encourage early stage researchers to submit proposals to the Open Call. Support measure 7: Early stage researchers as national MC delegates Recommendation to the COST National Coordinators to nominate early stage researchers as national delegates whenever feasible.
14 Early Stage Researchers Conference Grant Early Stage Researcher (CGESR) Early Stage Researcher = PhD/ equivalent + <10 years Support Measure 4 of COST Strategy for Early Stage Researchers (For an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) to present at an international conference (must have abstract accepted at time of application); Up to three CGESR per Domain per year; Up to € 3 000 per CGESR (subject to requirements); ESR submits application to Chair, if Chair supports proposal then s/he forwards it to COST Office/ Grant Holder (SO & AO for the Domain and the Action) Evaluated by Chair DC FPS and other members of Core Group DC and approval (or not) communicated to COST Office/ Grant Holder; If approved the COST Office/ Grant Holder addresses the financial aspect and liaises with the applicant.
15 International Dimension The participation of institutions from non-COST countries is welcomed (mutual benefit). Non-COST country participants could be from: – Near Neighbours, – Reciprocal Agreement countries (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa) – The rest of the world
16 COST and the Neighbouring Countries COST countries COST neighbouring countries ●Special budget line in the COST system to facilitate collaborations ●Specific exchange activities (Short Term Scientific Missions, focus on Early Stage Researchers) BELARUS SYRIA IRAQ LIBYA TUNISIA GEORGIA Ukraine (15) Russia (50) Algeria (2) Azerbaijan (1) Bosnia & Herzegovina (2) Moldova (2) Tunisia (2) Georgia (3) Egypt (3) Morocco (1) 76 participations in 36 Actions
17 COST Actions: global participation ALASKA (USA) MEXICO VENEZUELA PERU BOLIVIA HONDURAS NICARAGUA ECUADOR GUYANA SURINAME FRENCH GUIANA COSTA RICA PANAMA GUATEMALA PARAGUAY URUGUAY CHILE GREENLAND BELARUS SYRIA IRAQ SAUDI ARABIA YEMEN OMAN UAE EGYPT LIBYA ALGERIA TUNISIA WESTERN SAHARA MAURITANIA MALI NIGER CHAD SUDAN SOMALIA UGANDA SENEGAL GUINEA LIBERIA COTE D’IVOIRE BURKINA GHANA NIGERIA CAMEROON CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC GABON CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO KENYA TANZANIA ANGOLA ZAMBIA MOZAMBIQUE NAMIBIA BOTSWANA ZIMBABWE MADAGASCAR KAZAKHSTAN GEORGIA IRAN UZBEKISTAN TURKMENISTAN AFGHANISTAN KYRGYZSTAN TAHKISTAN PAKISTAN INDIA NEPAL MYANMAR THAILAND SRI LANKA MONGOLIA NORTH KOREA CAMBODIA LAOS VIETNAM PHILIPPINES MALAYSIA INDONESIA PAPUA NEW GUINEA Australia (30) China (6) Japan (13) Canada (20) New Zealand (6) Ukraine (15) Russia (50) USA (26) Rep of Korea (2) Algeria (2) India (1) Azerbaijan (1) Hong Kong (1) South Africa (2) Bosnia & Herzegovina (2) Cuba (1) Argentina (4) Brazil (1) Georgia (3) Moldova (2) Egypt (3) Vietnam (1) Malaysia (1) Colombia (1) Morocco (1) Palestinian auth. (1) Tunisia (2) Andorra (1) 194 participations in 69 Actions (28 countries) COST countries Neighbouring Countries Reciprocal agreements countries
18 International Dimension: JOINING Process for all non-COST country institutions to join COST Actions: Either include non-COST country participant in proposal (in which case their participation is approved by CSO when proposal approved => Action) and only MC & DC is needed, or Non COST participant: completes template (from COST Office) and writes “motivation letter”, then needs –MC Approval, –DC Approval, –JAF (CSO) Approval (~3 mtgs/ yr)
19 International Dimension: FUNDIING Once the non-COST country participant has been fully (JAF) approved as non-COST country participant in the Action the funding possibilities are: Near Neighbour COST strategic budget funds 1 NN participant per meeting (max 2/NN participants/country/meeting) COST funds NN participants in Training Schools COST funds COST country participant STSMs to NN country participant Reciprocal Agreement (AU, NZ, ZA): COST strategic budget funds COST participant to visit RA participant RA country implementing agent funds RA participant to visit COST participants/attend Action meetings Other countries: No funding arrangements => Also (exceptionally) COST (Action budget) can fund NN/RA/O participant/ non participant as invited expert if giving presentation
20 Russian Participation, total 50 BMBS (3): B27 Institute of the Human Brain of the Russian Academy of Sciences, State Research Institute of Physiology, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics CMST (1): D35 Moscow State University, Department of Chemistry ESSEM (5) 639 Agrophysical Research Institute, 726 World Radiation Data Center (WRDC), St. Petersburg Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography, 728 Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory (VMGO), St. Petersburg, ES0603 Moscow State University FA (7) 859 Institute of Physicochem and Biological Problems in Soil Science, RAS, Pushchino, 868 M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 871 N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry VIR, FA0601 Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography, FA0604 AllRussia Research Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology Institute of Cytology and Genetics (IC&G), FA0701 Institute of Cytology and Genetics FPS (1): E39 Moscow State University, Department of Biogeography, ICT (6) 290 Telecommunication Institute (ZNIIS), Moscow, 296 IZMIRAN - Russian Academy of Sciences, University of St Petersburg, 297 The Institute for Information Transmission Problems (IITP), 298 Russian Academy of Sciences (Institute for Socio- Economic Studies of Population), IC0703 Institute of Control Sciences
21 Russian Participation, total 50 MPNS (27); 537 St.Petersburg State Institute of Technology, 539 Institute of Solid State Chemistry, Siberian Branch Russian Academy of Sciences, 542 ECOND Ltd., Russian Railway Research Institute (VNIIZT)Mendeleyev Russian University for Chemical Technology MRChTU, Joint Institute for High Temperatures (IVTAN) Scientific and Engineering Center for Energy Saving Processes and Equipment, MP0602 Ural State Pedagogical University, Institute of Metallurgy Institute of metallurgy of Ural, MP0702 International Laser Center, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Saratov State University, Department of Physics, Laser Physics Group, Fiber Optics Research Center Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radiowave Propagation, P10 Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences. P14 Institute of Mathematical Modelling, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Multicharged Ions Spectra Data Centre of VNIIFTRI, Laser Research Institute, St Petersburg State University, Lebedev Physical Institute, Institute of Physics of Daghestan, Institute for Laser Physics, P15 Kazan Physical Technical Institute, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Novosibirsk, P16 Russian Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”, Moscow, P17 D.V.Efremov Scientifi c Research Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus, Institute of Continuum Media Mechanics, P20 Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
22 If Russian institution would like to join the running Action: –Contact the Chair of Management Committee –with cc copy to the Science Officer –you will find the information on www.cost.esf.org How to join the running Action?
23 COST and PhD programmes In the past 36 years a considerable number of doctorates have been obtained in Europe by students in connection with COST Actions who have benefited from the international COST framework in their work. the very high number of papers have been published in excellent journals or presented in the most important international Conferences There is high interest outside the COST countries: in Europe in Russia, in Australia, New Zeeland, South Africa (reciprocal agreement) and Asia