SHORT TERM SCIENTIFIC MISSION (STSM)
WHAT ARE STSMs?
Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are exchange visits for researchers within the Action. This exchange programme is aimed at supporting individual mobility and fostering collaboration between individuals. STSM grantees receive funding for implementing a project with colleagues in a different institution other than their home institution. An STSM Grant is a fixed contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the grantee.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Participation of ‘Early-Career Investigators’ (ECI) in STSMs is particularly encouraged. An applicant can be considered as being an ECI when the time that has elapsed between the award date of the applicant’s PhD and the date of the applicant’s first involvement in the COST Action CA19129 does not exceed 8 years. We will take into account times spend in other occupation or with reproductive and care work. PhD students are also eligible to partake in STSMs. Other applicants must be employed by or affiliated to an institution or legal entity, which has within its remit a clear association with performing scientific research. STSMs are not available to BSc/MSc students with no additional affiliation to an organisation/research centre.