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.

STSM applicants can be PhD students, postdoctoral fellows or established researchers. Visits can last 5 – 90 days, except for early career investigators (up to 8 years post PhD), their visits can last 5 – 180 days. They need to be carried out in their entirety within a single Grant Period and always within the Action’s lifetime. The STSM grantee has 30 calendar days from the end date of the mission to submit a scientific report.

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

Vademecum on STMS can be found HERE (Section 8).