Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are an instrument to foster scientific collaboration and exchanges between the institutes participating in the SeqAhead COST action. Thanks to STSMs, a member can visit scientists from another institute of the COST project. STSMs target principally young scientists.
We invite all members of SeqAhead institutions to apply for STSMs as indicated below.
STSMs can vary from one week to three months and up to six months for Early Stage Researchers. Applicants must be engaged in a research programme in an institution from a COST country which must have accepted the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the Action concerned. Both home and host institution should be in a COST country which has accepted the MoU and has participated in the COST Action. The average contribution for a mission is a fixed grant based on the applicant's budget request and the decision from the relevant assessment committee. It will normally not exceed EUR 2500 (EUR 3500 for Early Stage Researchers).
More information about regulation and implementation - http://www.cost.esf.org/participate/guidelines - http://www.cost.esf.org/about_cost/cost_stories/Short-Term-Scientific-Missions
The process for STSM applications is the following:
The coordinators of the short-term scientific missions are:
Their tasks are to