Short-term scientific missions (STSM) are exchange visits between researchers involved directly or indirectly in the CRoNoS COST Action, allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another participating COST country. They are aimed at fostering collaboration, sharing new techniques and infrastructure that may not be available in other participants' institutions or laboratories. STSM are intended especially for young researchers.
The selection of candidates will be made on the basis of the CV of the candidates, applications projects/reasons, and considering inclusiveness criteria.
The following limitations have to be taken into account:
Early Career Investigators (ECI) - special duration conditions
An STSM grant is a fixed financial contribution which takes into consideration the budget request of the applicant and the outcome of the evaluation of the STSM application as determined by the Core Management Group. STSM Grants do not necessarily cover all expenses related to performing a given mission. The Grant is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the Grantee.
Typically, the amount awarded for a STSM will be between 60-90 EUR per day (depending on the duration and the location) and 300 EUR for travel. The total of a STSM shall not exceed 2500 EUR or 3500 EUR for Early Career Investigators.
Applicants must send the form generated by the online application as attachment by e-mail together with all the documents he/she would like to submit to support the application (full CV, detailed work plan, motivation, etc.) to the: