Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are institutional visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, fostering collaboration between individuals.
STSM applicants must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD Student or postdoctoral fellow or can be employed by, or affiliated to, an institution, organisation or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research. The institutions / organisation or legal entity where applicants pursue their main strand of research are considered as Home Institutions. The Host Institution is the institution / organisation that will host the successful applicant.
STSM must respect the following criteria:
- They must have a minimum duration of 5 calendar days.
- They must have a maximum duration of 90 calendar days.
- STSM need to be carried out in their entirety within a single Grant Period and always within the Action’s lifetime.
For more information on the STSM grants please see the Annotated Rules for COST Action (link below) or contact the STSM Grants manager.