Training Schools



Training Schools within the framework of the TIDES COST Action are aimed at:
– Widening the knowledge of the Action activities.
– Providing intensive training on a new and emerging subject
– Offering familiarisation with new softwares and methods.

The duration of TIDES Training Schools is normally one week. Training Schools are not intended to provide general training or education: participants are typically young researchers from across Europe.


Financial support

TIDES support covers organisation of the school and participation support to both trainers and trainees. Note that this support is given after the Training School and upon attendance of the whole Training School period.


Local Organiser

The following items can be reimbursed:
general support required for the organisation such as meeting room rental, lecture materials, secretarial support, coffee breaks, technical equipment as well as consumables specifically purchased for the Training School (see COST Vademecum at the relevant section).



The following items can be reimbursed:
travel and subsistence (same rules as for meeting participation, see COST Vademecum at the relevant section).
Note that lecture fee is not eligible for reimbursement.



Trainees are reimbursed upon individual grants.
The amount is decided by the Management Committee. Each grant cannot exceed the normal reimbursement rates of COST.


Application Procedure


You have to apply by responding to a Training School call, publicized through this web site or our mailing list, and by following the instruction given in the call.

Some rules regarding registration and financial support are listed below, you can find more details in the COST Vademecum.

Trainees eligible for reimbursement:

  • Trainees from COST countries;
  • Trainees from approved NNC institutions;
  • Trainees from approved European RTD Organisations: any intergovernmental scientific research organisation that is responsible for infrastructures and laboratories whose members are countries, and the majority of which are COST Member Countries or Cooperating State.

The MC of the Action decides the financial contribution for Trainees attending a Training School. This decision is based on the following rules:

  • The reimbursement rate per day is €160 maximum;
  • A maximum grant of €1500 can be awarded;
  • Grant for Trainees can vary depending on the country of the trainee.


Prior the Training School, Trainees must register through the e-COST website and will receive a Grant Letter, mentioning the dates and the place of the event and the fixed amount of the Grant.

Note that this support is given after the Training School and upon attendance of the whole Training School period.


Past events


4th TIDES Advanced Training School
Applications in natural and industrial environments,
Prague, Czech Republic, 2-6 July 2018


3rd TIDES Advanced Training School
Seismic tomography and uncertainties,
Oxford, United Kingdom, 10-14 July 2017


2nd TIDES Advanced Training School,
Seismic noise and interferometry,
Sesimbra, Portugal, 18-23 September 2016


TIDES Training school on MSNoise,
Vienna, Austria, 23-25 April 2016


1st TIDES Advanced Training School
Seismic data modelling,
Bertinoro, Italy, 1-5 June 2015