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.

Details on the guidelines and application procedure (PDF)
Details on the selection criteria (PDF)

Past 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 - decision communicated as soon as possible thereafter)
July 20th 2017 - October 15th 2017 (closing date for proposals June 30th - decision communicated after July 15th)
October 1st 2017 - January 1st 2018 (closing date for proposals September 24th - decision communicated after September 20th)
November 15 2017 - January 1st 2018 (continuous submission - decision communicated within 10 days)
February 1st 2018 - March 30th 2018 (continuous submission until March 1st - decision communicated after Feb 1st within 10 days of submission)

Upcoming STSM periods:

September 14th 2018 - November 9th 2018 (continuous submission until October 24th - decision communicated after Sep 24th within 10 days of submission)


Application for STSMs (travel period September-November 9th): continuous submission until October 24th

Upcoming Events


Previous Events

"Our Astro-­Chemical History: Past, Present, and Future" Conference
September 10-14 2018

Workshop "Formation and destruction of molecules by UV and X-ray radiation”
January 8/9 2018
Bristol, UK
SOC: P. Slavicek, B. Curchod, J.-H. Fillion (WG3)

First General Meeting in Prague
May 26 - 29 2015

Theory meeting in Munich
November 23 - December 8 2015

WG1 & 4 meeting
March 7 - 8 2016
Pisa (Italy)
Organizers: Skouteris, Balucani, Jorgensen, Vastel, Roncero

Summer School on Astrochemistry
August 29 - September 9 2016
Grenoble (France)
co-organized by COST, IPAG and CNRS-PCMI

Astrochemistry Week
January 16 - 20 2017
Faro (Portugal)
LOC: Joao Brandao (University of Algarve)

Training School (joint Our Astro-Chemical History and MOLIM)
August 31 - September 6 2017
Belgrade (Serbia)
SOC chairs: Laurent Wiesenfeld, Attila Csaszar
LOC chairs: Sonja Grubisik, Stanka Jerosimic

Workshop "Nitrogen Fractionation in Space”
November 8/9 2017
Natural History Museum of Copenhagen (Denmark)
SOC: Charlotte Vastel and Jes Jorgensen (WG4)

WG1/2 joint workshop and management meeting
December 11-13 2017
Universidad Castilla La Mancha at Ciudad Real (Madrid)
WG1 "Gas phase Cold chemistry of COM's: a challenge for experiments, theory and astrophysical modeling"
SOC: Catherine Walsh , Elena Jimenez, Octavio Roncero, Andre Canosa
WG2 "Surface chemistry of COM's"
SOC: Dima Semenov, Herma Cuppen
LOC for both: Octavio Roncero, Andre Canosa, Elena Jimenez