Call for STSMs - deadline for applications 11 October 2017 ***extended to 18 October*** Closed for Applications

STSM (1) for Working Group 3 User-oriented design strategies for a competitive solution

The topic of the STSM proposal should address a literature review of existing state-of-the-art online solutions for online language learning platforms in Europe and compile an exhaustive summary report of it, which will create a basis for an article. The participant will automatically become a co-author of the article, which will be written together with the WG3 leader, WG3 vice leader and others. At the end of the stay, the selected candidate will present a summary report at the host institution (University of Iceland) in a form of a presentation, and thus contribute to the dissemination of enetCollect on local basis. In addition to that, the participant will be invited to one of the action´s meetings to give a presentation about it.

The selected participant is expected to spend approximately 2-3 weeks at the University of Iceland in the period between October 2017 and February 2018. The time and duration of stay can be mutually negotiated with the participant.

The applicant will automatically become a member of WG3.

Contact information

Branislav Bédi brb19[at]hi.is (WG3 leader)

Written Agreement from the Host Institution

Please contact Branislav Bédi brb19[at]hi.is

Host institution details

■ Branislav Bédi

■ brb19[at]hi.is

■ School of Humanities, University of Iceland

■ Sæmundargata 1, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

Successful applicant: Dr. Katerina Zourou (Web2Lerarn, Thessaloniki, Greece)

 

STSM (2) for Working Group 3 User-oriented design strategies for a competitive solution

The topic of the STSM proposal should address creating a survey for user profiling for a language learning application within the COST countries. The candidate will aim at finding out, among others, the age of users, their position (students, workers, etc.), what language and language skills they prefer to practice, and which devices and applications they use for language learning online. The candidate should come up with a strategy how to distribute the survey, and consequently proceed with the distribution. The candidate will automatically become a co-author of an article, which will be written together with the WG3 leader and the WG3 vice leader, as well as others that will show interest in contributing. The participant will be invited to present the results of the survey at one of the action´s meetings.

The selected participant is expected to spend approximately 2-3 weeks at the University of Iceland in the period between October 2017 and February 2018. The time and duration of stay can be mutually negotiated with the participant.

The applicant will automatically become a member of WG3.

Contact information

Branislav Bédi brb19[at]hi.is (WG3 leader)

Written Agreement from the Host Institution

Please contact Branislav Bédi brb19[at]hi.is

Host institution details

■ Branislav Bédi

■ brb19[at]hi.is

■ School of Humanities, University of Iceland

■ Sæmundargata 1, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

Successful applicant: Dr. Dasa Munkova (Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia)

 

STSM (3) for Working Group 3 User-oriented design strategies for a competitive solution

The STSM proposal is titled “Drivers of success of crowdsourcing platforms”. The STSM proposal focuses on the study of success factors of crowdsourcing platforms from the point of view of attraction of internet users and motivating them to contribute. Furthermore, the questions like funding of crowdsourcing platforms, donations from users, forms of ownership and history of start-up will be investigated. The candidate will review the existing crowdsourcing platforms, and analyze them in terms of number of users, attractiveness to users, dynamics of development. Although there are successful examples of crowdsourcing like wikipedia and recaptcha, not every crowdsourcing project can become a start-up company of tomorrow, without understanding what are the critical success factors for designing a long-term strategy. The candidate will work on writing a literature survey together with WG3 leader, as well as others that will show interest in contributing. The participant will be invited to present the results of the survey at one of the action ́s meetings.

The selected participant is expected to spend approximately 2-3 weeks at the University of Iceland in the period between October 2017 and February 2018. The time and duration of stay can be mutually negotiated with the participant.

The applicant will automatically become a member of WG3.

Contact information

Branislav Bédi brb19[at]hi.is (WG3 leader)

Written Agreement from the Host Institution

Please contact Branislav Bédi brb19[at]hi.is

Host institution details

■ Branislav Bédi

■ brb19[at]hi.is

■ School of Humanities, University of Iceland

■ Sæmundargata 1, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

Successful applicant:

 


EnetCollect Call for STSMs

The enetCollect COST Action12 (European Network for Combining Language Learning with Crowdsourcing Techniques) is issuing its second call for Short-Term Scientific Mission3 (STSM) proposals regarding the working group related subjects described on the following pages.

1 http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA16105

2 https://e-services.cost.eu/files/domain_files/CA/Action_CA16105/mou/CA16105-e.pdf

3 http://www.cost.eu/service/glossary/STSM

4 http://www.cost.eu/download/COSTVademecum

5 https://e-services.cost.eu/user/login/STSM

STSMs are exchange visits between researchers involved in a COST Action, allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST country. They are aimed at fostering collaboration, sharing new techniques and infrastructure that may not be available in other participants' institutions or laboratories. STSMs are intended especially for young researchers.

Preference will be given to early-career investigators (up to 8 years after the completion of a PhD) or PhD students, working in the area that concentrates directly on, or has overlaps with, the targeted subjects.

Grant information

The Grant will contribute to expenses for accommodation, travelling and subsistence according to a regulated COST scheme (Cost Vademecum4, Sect. 7, p 35-36). STSM Grants do not necessarily cover all expenses related to undertaking a given mission.

Application procedure

To apply, you will need to

Open an account in the e-COST system, if you do not have it yet.

Open and complete an STSM application5, including: Motivation and workplan summary,

Estimated financial support needed,

Host institution details.

You will also need to provide supporting documents: CV (with a list of publications),

Letter of support from your home institution,

Written agreement from the Host Institution that the STSM applicant can perform the activities detailed in the STSM work plan on the agreed dates.

Deadline for applications: 11 October 2017 ***extended to 18 October***. Closed for applications.

Decision will be communicated to you by 20 October 2017.