Open Calls

Open Calls


STSM call is open

This is a call for applications for STSM in the framework of the COST Action CorEuStem (CA20140), Grant Period 1

Open Calls

Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

Short-term scientific missions (STSM) are exchange visits between researchers involved in a COST Action, allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST Member state. These scientific missions may last up to three months in another COST Member/Cooperating Member or Near-Neighbor Country joining the Action. They aim to foster collaboration in excellent research infrastructures and share new techniques that may not be available in a participant’s home institution or laboratory.

STSM coordinator CorEuStem: Jolanda van Hengel (Belgium)

STSMs aim to foster new collaborations between the laboratories participating in the Action and beyond, to learn new techniques or to use specific equipment not available in the applicant’s institute,
and promote the objectives of the Action.

Rules and eligibility criteria

For full information on COST STSM rules see COST Vademecum Section 8.

How to apply

To apply for an STSM within the COST Action CorEuStem, please follow the steps below:

The following information has to be encoded with the registration:

The supporting documents necessary for an STSM application include the following:

After submitting the application, the online registration tool will issue a formal STSM application which will be automatically sent to the STSM Coordinator.

Instructions for writing the Motivation Statement and Work Plan. The maximum length of the STSM motivation and work plan summary is 2000 words. It is part of the online application form. A complete proposal should include the following sections:

Selection Criteria

The applications will be pre-processed by the STSM Coordinator who will then distribute a list of
applications to be ranked by the STSM Selection Committee (i.e. CorEuStem Core Group: Chair and
Vicechair, WG leaders, STSM Coordinator and other CorEuStem coordinators). The applications will
be assessed by the STSM Committee based on: