The Call for STSMs in the Budget Period May-October 2017 is now open.
Proposals are accepted any time in an open (no-deadlines) system.
Please allow for at least 4 weeks decision time between proposal submission and notification of acceptance.
STSM decision criteria:
Due to the increasing number of applications, the amount of funding may be reduced/limited to allow for supporting more STSMs.
STSM - guidelines
Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another Participating COST Country or an approved NNC institution. A STSM should contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action while allowing applicants to learn new techniques or gain access to specific instruments and/or methods. Applications from Early Stage Researchers (ESRs, PhD candidates or researchers <= 8 years after PhD) are encouraged.
STSM - financial support
A STSM grant is a fixed contribution based on the budget requested and the evaluation by the MC Chair/STSM Coordinator. The grant will not necessarily cover all expenses; it is intended as a contribution to travel and subsistence costs.
Before the STSM
To receive a STSM grant, the applicant must:
Assessment and Grant Letter
After the STSM
The grantee is required to submit a short scientific report to the host institution (for information), MC Chair and STSM coordinator (contact addresses see above) for approval within 30 days after the end date of the STSM containing:
Failure to submit the scientific report within 30 days will effectively cancel the grant.
The MC Chair/STSM coordinator are responsible for approving the scientific report and informing the Grant Holder that the STSM has been successfully accomplished.
After receipt of the approval, the Grant Holder will execute the payment of the grant.
Contents of the report may be used for dissemination and reporting purposes unless marked as confidential.
The detailed regulations on STSM according to COST can be found in COST_H2020_Vademecum_STSM.pdf.