An essential part of our COST Action is to support research through collaborative visits, which are called Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs). They are aimed at fostering collaboration, sharing new techniques and infrastructure that may be unavailable in other participants' institutions or laboratories. The STSMs are intended especially for young researchers but are also open to more senior scientists. A significant amount of money is put aside each year to finance STSMs. Please note that, as agreed at the last MC meeting, STSM applications also require this financial justification pro-forma to be completed to aid in the financial analysis of requested sums.
Upcoming STSM periods:
June 1st - August 31st (closing date for proposal May 15th - decision communicated May 20th)
September 1st - November 30th (closing date for proposal July 10th - decision communicated August 1st)
December 1st - March 30th (closing date for proposal October 30th - decision communicated November 1st)
February 25th 2017 - March 31th 2017 (new closing date for proposal February 14th 2017 - decisions communicated as soon as possible thereafter)