Open Call for Virtual Mobility Grants - Deadline 7th July 2021

We are delighted to announce the funding opportunities approved by the COST Action that will allow us to promote our collaboration efforts in a virtual setting. 

We are opening the call for Virtual Mobility Grants (max. amount per grant 1500 EUR)

These grants aim to strengthen our networks by allowing members to foster collaboration in a virtual setting, to exchange knowledge, learn new techniques, and disseminate Action results. The activities undertaken during the virtual mobility may include activities such as surveys,  questionnaires or preparation of protocols, virtual mentoring of activities that can generate capacity, and build new skills.

Proposed projects:

WG1:  Title: Analyzing a data set on knowledge about evolution in Europe

Description: The grant is provided for an applicant that will analyse a data set (N = 9,200) stemming from an European-wide survey. The data set includes results for knowledge about evolution, measured by use of the KAEVO 2.0 scale (Kuschmierz et al., 2020). The applicant will conduct statistical analysis to identify and describe common misconceptions for different evolutionary concepts in different European countries. The applicant will deliver the complete analysis and a draft of the planned manuscript on this topic. For questions please contact Anna Beniermann ( 

WG2:  Title: Evaluating Evolutionary Books: Data analysis and manuscript preparation

Description: The grant will support the work needed to evaluate the data already available for book analysis and produce the paper based on that data. Strong preference will be given to people already working on that project (deliverable 3). For more information please contact Xana Sá Pinto ( and the book analysis project leader Constantinos Korfiatis (

WG3:  Title: Development of Assessment tools for non-formal learning activities

Description: The grant is provided for the applicant that will coordinate the development of assessment tools for specific examples of nature walks, guided tours, workshops or citizen science projects, in alignment with the deliverable 3. Strong preference will be given to those already involved in the assessment work of our working group. For more information, please contact Tamara Milosevic 

WG4:  Title: Preparation of scripts for animations / writing report from questionnaire

Description: The grant will support the work to prepare the scripts for the animations on communicating evolution, or on the analysis and preparing the report with results from the comparative analysis on science-media relationships across Europe. Strong preference will be given to those already involved in these deliverables. For for information please contact Szymek Drobniak or Rita Ponce (]

WG6: Title: Manuscript preparation citizen science best practices guide

Description: The grant is provided for the applicant that will edit, compile and submit the manuscript of the best practices guide for citizen science projects with an evolutionary focus. Strong preference will be given to someone that has already been a committed team member on this project as the work is in an advanced phase. For more information, please contact


Due to a limit on the number of grants available, we will be awarding one grant per WG. Therefore, please ensure that your grant proposal is tailored to the projects listed above, reflects the needs of the WG, and contributes to its deliverables. 


Grant Eligibility:

  • Members of the Action
  • Affiliated to a WG
  • Have an e-cost profile
  • Availability to complete the grant by 31st October

We will further aim to promote a balance of ITC and ECI representation.


Your application will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Importance of project  with regards to advancing WG deliverables (20 points)
  • Previous activities & involvement of grant applicant in the respective WG of COST Action CA17127 (20 points)
  • Qualifications of the applicant in respect to the proposed task (10 points)


In order to apply for the grant:

  1. Please fill out this form
  2. Please email your CV to Joelyn de Lima ( and Lilian Smith (


We have a very tight deadline – please ensure that all your materials are submitted by 7th July 2021, 11:59 PM CET.