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Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM)

What is a Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM)?

  • The aim is to promote exchange (mobility) within an Action’s scientific objectives
  • A STSM allows a scientist (especially early stage researchers - ESRs) to go to a lab in another Party (country!) of the COST Action to learn new techniques or make measurements using instruments and /or methodologies not available in his/her own lab.
  • Period: min. 5 working days and max. 3 months. For ESRs up to 6 months
  • max. contribution for a mission of 3 months is 2500 Euros or up to 6 months and 3500 Euros for ESRs

Who can apply?

  • Undergraduate students, PhD-students, early stage researchers
  • Researchers with their lab in on of the current member states of this COST Action
  • Researchers with a proposal related to the topic of this COST Action

If you want to place an application, please visit the eCOST system at

e-services.cost.eu/STSM

and follow the instructions. Send all additional requested documents to Alain Goossens and Heribert Warzecha (also questions could be sent here)

algoo@psb.vib-ugent.be

warzecha@bio.tu-darmstadt.de

For your application you need to provide the following:

  • Name and complete address, including the lab you are currently working
  • Short CV
  • Address of host institution and contact name as well as a letter of invitation (please note that all countries involved need to be member of this COST Action!)
  • Brief project description (max 1 page). Please indicate what impact this STSM will have for your project. How does the topic fit into the goals of the COST Action?
  • Scheduled time for STSM and approx. costs.

COST

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