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Main Contacts  Pro EuroDILINet

General enquiries:


Prof Guruprasad AITHAL
Vice Chair

Dr Rossella MAGLI
Science officer

Administrative officer


Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are institutional visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, fostering collaboration between individuals.


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
Cooperating Member

Eligible STSM applicants must submit their STSM applications online at the following web address:

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.