COST ACTION CA15122 - Short Term Scientific Missions - Call forApplications


COST Action CA15122

Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion: Collaborations in Research and Policy (ROSEnet) 

2nd Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) Applications for Missions occurring between 01 July 2017 and 31st March 2018.

Topic of the COST Action CA15122:  Reducing the number of people at risk of social exclusion is a headline target of the Europe 2020 strategy. Population ageing and low economic growth pose major challenges to meeting this target, emphasising the necessity to tackle oldage exclusion. While risks of exclusion of older people are widening and deepening, damaging gaps in understanding old-age exclusion exist across Europe. Existing knowledge is poorly developed, lacks synthesis and is spread across highly disparate disciplines. 

This Action aims to overcome fragmentation and critical gaps in conceptual innovation on old-age exclusion across the life course, forging much needed new links between research and policy and enhancing evidence-based and effective innovation in order to tackle social exclusion amongst older people in Europe. The action engages with researchers and policy stakeholders to develop shared understandings and to direct the development of new policy and practice interventions that can be practically and effectively implemented, for reducing exclusion in diverse European ageing societies. 

The Action is an innovative participatory, interdisciplinary and cross-European collaboration that will: (1) synthesise existing knowledge; (2) critically investigate the construction of life-course old-age exclusion; (3) assess the implications of old-age exclusion across the life course; (4) Develop new conceptual frameworks on old-age exclusion; and (5) identify innovative, and implementable, policy and practice for reducing old-age exclusion. The Action is focused on an encompassing view of exclusion.

When to apply?  

The current call is open until 31st May 2017. Feedback will be given by the 12th June 2017. STSMs may take place within the period: 1st July 2017 – 31st March 2018.   After the STSM has taken place  It is important that within 30 days from the end date of the STSM, the successful applicant must submit a scientific report to the Host institution and to the STSM Coordinator Feliciano Villar (fvillar....at....ub.edu). 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.  Failure to submit the scientific report within 30 days from the end date of the STSM will effectively cancel the Grant.   NOTICE OF COMPLETION: The STSM coordinator will approve the final report and send the completion notice to the Grant Holder. The Grant Holder will then execute the payment of the grant directly to the grantee.  

For COST STSM funding rules -see the COST Vademecum: 

STSM Coordinator –Professor Professor Feliciano Villar. University of Barcelona. 

Email: fvillar....at....ub.edu