Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are exchange research visits to an institution or laboratory in another COST country or an approved member of our network. They are aimed at supporting individual mobility, fostering collaboration between individuals and sharing of new techniques and knowledge.

The details of the selection criteria can be found in the documents linked below:

STSMs proposals for the fifth Grant Period can be submitted from the 8th of November 2022 (First STSMs call – Fifth Grant Period).

Please note that the application procedure is currently outdated. For additional details about the procedure for applying for STSMs on  e-COST and on eligibility requirements you are also advised to check the following relevant COST documents:

Further information about STSMs can be found in the COST Vademecum (Section 8) which can be downloaded from the repository of COST Documents and Guidelines

A summary of the STSMs activities within EUTOPIA so far can be downloaded here