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OPINION supports mobility and exchanges among researchers in the network. There are four types of grants:


Short-term Scientific Mission (STSM)


ITC Conference Grant

Virtual Mobility (VM)

Virtual Networking Support (VNS)

Who is eligible

OPINION Members*

What is it for

Individual mobility grant for researchers to support collaborations, training activities or mentoring schemes with partners in another country

Budget per grant

Fixed contribution of up to € 160 per day, up to € 3,500 in total

How to apply

For the current Call for Applications, please click here.

*Eligibility is restricted to OPINION members affiliated in COST full or cooperating member countries, Near Neighbour countries, or European RTD organizations.

Awarded grants

STSMDren Gerguri
STSMLjubisa Bojic
STSMLumani Zaçellari
STSMAsta Zelenkauskaite
STSMEdlira Gugu

If you are interested, please get in contact with OPINION's Grant Coordination Team!

Nina Springer & Asta Zelenkauskaite

All grants will be awarded taking into account both research excellence and various diversity and inclusion criteria, including gender balance, inclusion targets, country balance disciplinary diversity, career stage, and affiliation with OPINION’s WGs. Click here for more details on Grant Awarding guidelines