Short Term Scientific Missions

Short Term Scientific Missions

Short Terms Scientific Missions are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers. The aim of an STSM as defined by COST Annotated Rules is to contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action.

STSM application procedure

Download the STSM Grant application form template and complete the form here. Also, please include all of the following supporting information:

  1. Invitation/Agreement Letter: A letter signed by a senior researcher affiliated to the host institution detailing the aim, starting date, and duration of the STSM.
  2. Letter of Support: A letter signed by a senior researcher from the home institution confirming the STSM and its aim.
  3. Motivation Letter: A letter summarising the main scientific goals and need for the STSM, as well as its relevance for the applicant, home/host institutions.
  4. Applicant’s CV: A full CV including a list of academic publications.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Action Chair or the Grant Awarding Coordinator.

Important Notes:

  • An applicant must have a profile on the e-COST platform.
  • You should read the Annotated Rules of the COST Action and the Grant Awarding User Guide prior to your submission.
  • There must be a clear relationship between our action objectives and your activities mentioned in the application form.
  • The STSM should end at least 3 weeks before the end of the Grant Period (31 October of the current year).

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