The aim of a Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) shall be to contribute to the scientific objectives.These Missions (Exchange Visits) are aimed at strengthening the existing networks by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory in another COST Country to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. Duration can be 5-90 days, but young scientist has an option for 91-180 days. Budget, duration and rules can be found at Cost Vademecum (see pages 30-31)

There are up to 8 STSMs available until the end of 2016, Apply now!

In order to apply for it the applicant must:

1)      Obtain the written agreement of the host institution, before submitting an application. An invitation letter may suffice.

2)      Complete the online application form (see

3)      Send the attached STSM application (by e-mail as attachment) together with any necessary document which the Applicant may regard as helpful in supporting the application at the evaluation process (such as CV, list of publications, motivation letter, letter of support from the home institute etc.) to:

– The future Host institution of the STSM. (who will send his agreement to host the applicant to the STSM coordinator)

STSM coordinator.

4)      Once approved by the STSM Committee (STSM coordinator and WG leader related to the STSM), the Grant Holder will send a grant letter generated from e-COST to the applicant.

P.S. Financial support will be given completion of the STSM and submitting final reports both from host institute and the participant.