Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are institutional visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, fostering collaboration between individuals.
STSM – ELIGIBILITY RULES
STSM applicants must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD Student or postdoctoral fellow or can be employed by, or affiliated to, an institution, organisation or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research. The institutions / organisation or legal entity where applicants pursue their main strand of research are considered as Home institutions. The Host institution is the institution / organisation that will host the successful applicant.
The following table shows the scenarios available to eligible STSM applicants:
Located in an Approved NNC institutionIn a Participating COST Full Member / COST Cooperating Member
|Applicant in a Home Institution||To perform an STSM in a Host Institution|
|Located in a Participating COST Full Member / COST Cooperating Member||In another Participating COST Full Member / COST Cooperating Member|
|In a Participating COST Partner Member|
|In an Approved IPC Institution|
|In an Approved NNC Institution|
|In EU Commission, Bodies, Offices and Agencies|
|In an Approved European RTD Organisation|
|In an Approved International Organisation|
|Located in an Approved European RTD Organisation||In a Participating COST Full Member / COST
Eligible STSM applicants must submit their STSM applications online at the following web address: https://e-services.cost.eu/stsm
STSM Coordinator : Francisco Javier Cubero
To define transparent criteria of evaluation of STSM applications in line with COST rules
To evaluate of STSM applications
To select of the successful candidates and the approval of the scientific report submitted by the STSM grantee
To promote gender balance, enabling Early Career Investigators (ECI) and broadening geographical inclusiveness
Training Schools will provide intensive training in emerging research topics within the laboratories and organisations involved in the Action.