Short Term Scientific Missions


Aims of the Program

To strengthen the existing AML/MDS networks by allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST country to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to make measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. 

Basic Requirements

Early Stage Researchers (within 10 years of completion of Ph.D)

Duration: 1 week - 3 months

The Applicant: COST Member State

Home/Host Institution: COST Member State

Overall Budget: 20,000 Euro per annum

Maximum Award: 2,500 Euro

STSM may not necessarily cover all costs in each case.


STSM Committee

Jude Fitzgibbon, Chair (UK)

Bo Porse, Deputy (Denmark)

Beatrice Mueller (Switzerland)

Jim Wainscoat (UK)

Margarita Guenova (Bulgaria)

Peter Vandenberghe (Belgium)

Jan Trka (Czech Republic) 

View STSM Projects and Reports

Online - Application Process

- Title, Aims and Short project description
- Justification for the length of the stay
- Other funding available
- Maximum 1 page CV of applicant/visitor
- On-line supporting email from the Home and Host laboratories
- Submission direct to Chair & Deputy

Review turn around time <1 month
Score by a minimum of 4 committee members: 1 (low) -5 (high priority)
Scores >3 considered fundable range

A final report must be provided no later than 3 months following visit