CALL FOR STSMs
The call for the STSM (Short-Term Scientific Mission) is continuosly open and the deadline to apply is February, 15th 2020. The application must be submitted via the e-COST system at least 7 days before the conference start date.The funded activities shall be carried out before March, 15th 2020. Short-Term Scientific Missions being held after this date can also be considered under certain circumstances.
The aim of a Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) grant is to contribute to the scientific objectives of a COST Action. These Missions aim at strengthening the Action by allowing scientists to go an institution in another COST country to foster collaboration or to learn a new technique not available in their own institution/laboratory. They are particularly intended for young scientists, but senior researchers is also possible.
A grant usually covers travel and subsistence. The financial support is a contribution to the cost of a STSM and may not necessarily cover all the costs.
Applicant and Host Institution
The Applicant should normally be engaged in a program of research as a post graduate student or postdoctoral fellow or be employed in an institution of a COST country having accepted the MoU of the Action. This institution shall be actively participating in the COST Action. The home and the host institution can be public or private. A STSM may only be approved:
- From a home institution in a COST participating country to a host institution in a COST participating country or to a formally approved host institution in non-COST country
- From a formally approved home institution in a Near Neighbour country to a host institution in a COST participating country.
The Applicant is responsible for obtaining the agreement of the host institution, before submitting his/her application.
STSMs are minimum one week (5 working days), maximum 3 months.
The next call for STSM will have application deadline on February, 15th 2021. The funded activities shall be carried out before March, 15th 2021. Short-Term Scientific Missions being held after this date can also be considered under certain circumstances.
If you have any question please contact our STSM Coordinator Manuel Ojeda-Aciego (firstname.lastname@example.org)