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STSM - Short Term Scientific Missions

COSTNET welcomes applications for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) for junior and senior researchers to visit fellow COSTNET participants. The upcoming deadlines for applications (for missions completed before 30 April 2018) are:

  1. 31 May 2017
  2. 30 September 2017
  3. 31 January 2018

Note: get in touch with the STSM coordinator, Dr. Veronica Vinciotti (veronica.vinciotti@brunel.ac.uk), for the possibility of applications outside these dates.

The rules for the STSMs

  1. Who can apply and with whom: both members of the mission should be signed up with COST and they should be a member of one of the countries that have accepted our Action. Note that the applicant and host should be in different countries.
  2. Budget: Up to a max of EUR 1300 for a mission between 5 and 90 days for everyone. Early Career Investigators (up to 8 years from PhD) can extend the duration up to 180 days and receive up to a max of EUR 2000 for a mission between 91 and 180 days. This financial support implies that the mission should take place in its entirety at the host institution (no travelling back and forth).
  3. Application: The person travelling should follow the following steps carefully:
    1. Prepare a full CV (including a list of academic publications).
    2. Obtain an invitation letter from the senior researcher of the host institution.
    3. Obtain a support letter from the home institution.
    4. Fill out the online form. Please include in your application clear and concrete deliverables (e.g. an arXiv paper?) and upload CV and letters.
    5. After the approval of the STSM, you will receive a formal Grant Notification Letter from the Grant Holder.
  4. After the mission: Upon completion of the mission, you are required to provide the following documents (note: no receipts of expenses are required):
    1. A scientific report (max. 2 pages) summarizing the results of the scientific mission and future plans. Upload the report file to e-COST and to this wiki.
    2. A letter from a senior researcher affiliated to the host institution formally accepting the scientific report. Forward this letter to the STSM coordinator, Dr. Veronica Vinciotti (veronica.vinciotti@brunel.ac.uk).
    3. After the approval of the final report, you will receive a confirmation email and reimbursement.
stsm.txt · Last modified: 2017/06/01 12:47 by bavla