The MH2014 Summer School is being kindly supported by the COST Action MP1103 (Nanostructured Materials for Solid-State Hydrogen Storage).
The COST Action will grant a minimum of 20 scholarships of about 1000 EUR each. Young researchers working in a European country that participates in the COST Action are encouraged to apply.
In order to do so, candidates should indicate in their pre-registration email (see Registration) that they are already members of the COST Action MP1103 or that they wish to join it.
Priority will be given to the applicants who will also be attending the main MH2014 conference.
Those candidates who have been selected for a scholarship by COST Action MP1103 will receive notification by 13th June 2014.
However, please note that there will be a reserve list of candidates who may still receive scholarships at a later date.
COST is an intergovernmental framework for European cooperation in science and technology, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level.
It has a specific mission and goal, which is to contribute to reducing the fragmentation in European research investments and to open the European Research Area (ERA) to worldwide cooperation. As a precursor of advanced multidisciplinary research, COST plays a very important role in building an ERA. It aims to anticipate and complement the activities of the EU Framework Programmes, and constitutes a bridge towards the scientific communities of emerging countries. It also increases the mobility of researchers across Europe and fosters the establishment of scientific excellence in the following nine key domains:
- Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences
- Food and Agriculture
- Forests, their Products and Services
- Materials, Physics and Nanosciences
- Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies
- Earth System Science and Environmental Management
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Transport and Urban Development
- Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health
Further information can be found on the COST website.
The website also includes a list of the 35 COST Member Countries.
This COST Action deals with the future of energy storage and aims to set up a competitive and coordinated network capable of defining new and unexplored ways of storing hydrogen in the solid state, by innovative and interdisciplinary research within the ERA. The Action focuses on solid-state hydrogen storage in lightweight nanostructured materials, and will exploit the potential of state-of-the-art synthesis techniques, structure analysis and computer simulations to achieve atomic-level control in the design of materials' structure, microstructure and chemical bonding.
The main aim of the Action is to augment the scientific and technological knowledge needed to develop innovative nanostructured materials that meet the targets for practical solid-state hydrogen storage, creating the conditions for their adequate implementation in stationary and transport applications to sustain, in the medium term, the economies of European countries.
Further information can be found on the COST Action MP1103 website.
If you have any questions about the COST funding or the MH2014 Summer School, in general, please do not hesitate to contact us now.