COST Action SAGA- The Soil Science & Archaeo-Geophysics Alliance: going beyond prospection is a new international network project supported by COST Association (https://www.cost.eu/) that brings together archaeologists, geophysicists, soil scientists and other experts. SAGA will focus efforts to keep moving forward on developing field survey procedures, data interpretation and training opportunities. Please find more information about SAGA’s goals in the proposal that was published in RIO journal (doi: 10.3897/rio.4.e31648). Information about current SAGA participants and organisation can be found here (https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA17131/#tabs|Name:management-committee).
1. 1st Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM): STSM facilitates researchers from COST Countries participating in COST Action SAGA to go to an institution, organisation or research centre in another participating COST Country to foster collaboration and to perform empirical research. Participation of “Early Career Investigators” (ECI) in STSM is particularly encouraged. An applicant can be considered as being an ECI when the time that has elapsed between the award date of the applicant’s PhD and the date of the applicant’s first involvement in COST Action SAGA does not exceed 8 years. PhD students are also eligible to partake in STSM. The deadline for applications is January 28, 2019. Click here (https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA17131/#tabs|Name:parties) to find out which countries are signatory of COST Action SAGA. For further details please contact the STSM coordinator (Kayt Armstrong , kate.l.armstrong en durham.ac.uk).
2. 1st Call for Applications for ITC Conference Grants: these grants are to support PhD students and Early Career Investigators (ECI) with a primary affiliation in an institution located in Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC, see below) that want to attend a conference to present research related to SAGA's topic. For this first call, the conference dates must take place before April 20, 2019. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2019. The following countries are considered ITC (in bold, ITC currently signatory of SAGA): Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey. For further details please contact the Chair (Carmen Cuenca Garcia, carmen.cuenca-garcia en ntnu.no).