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Participating Countries:

Austria

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Czech Republic

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Iceland

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Macedonia

Malta

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Serbia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

United Kingdom

Cost is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020
 

Short-Term Scientific Missions

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are aimed at supporting individual mobility and at strengthening the existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another Participating COST Country or an approved NNC institution or an approved IPC institution.

An STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action, while at the same time allowing applicants to learn new techniques or gain access to specific instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions. The evaluation of STSM applications is performed by the MC and must avoid any potential conflict of interest.

Standard STSMs need to take place according to the following rules:

 1. Be a minimum duration of 5 days;
 
2. Be a maximum duration of 90 days; 
 
3. Carried out in their entirety within a single grant period & within the Action’s lifetime.
 

 The MC may formally delegate the evaluation of STSM applications to an STSM coordinator or committee. The assessment criteria defined by the MC should be communicated in advance to all potential applicants. The selection of applicants is based on the scientific scope of the STSM application that must be in line with the Action objectives. Necessary geographical and gender balance issues are to be taken into consideration and applications from ESR should be privileged.

STSM applicants must be engaged in a research programme as a postgraduate student or postdoctoral fellow, or be employed by or officially affiliated to an institution or legal entity. This institution is considered as the Home institution.

To complete an online STSM application please click HERE.  (an e-COST profile is required and can be created if needed).

 

 

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This cost action is hosted by the ABCRF, University College Cork, Ireland