Short Term Scientific Missions – Call 3/2018-19
A new call for Short Term Scientific Missions is now open. The deadline for applications is 11 January 2019, (Midnight, Brussels Time). The proposed STSM have to take place before the 30th of April 2019.
Please note that the Action has received supplementary funding for STSMs, so we encourage anyone interested in applying to do so under this call.
Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are exchange visits aimed at supporting researchers' individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration. STSMs are intended especially, but not solely, for young researchers.
An STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action SharingAndCaring, while enabling those partaking in the missions to establish new partnerships, learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and / or methods not available in their own institutions / organisations.
STSMs are open for PhDs, PostDocs, and advanced career researchers employed at institutions in countries participating in “Sharing and Caring”. STSMs must be performed between COST countries - researchers cannot apply for an STSM within their own country.
Priority will be given to Early Career Investigators (ECI) (maximum 8 years since obtaining their PhD at the time of application) and PhD students working on socio-technical aspects of the collaborative economy.
Particular consideration will also be given to candidates moving from/to COST Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITCs), which include Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey.
International COST participants may host STSM researchers from European COST countries but may not apply for STSMs themselves.
Awards throughout the annual grant period (for the second year: 1st May 2018- 30th April 2019) will be made to support scientific excellence, and to support a variety of researchers in terms of gender, career stage, affiliation, and nationality.
For details on the application process, please check the Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) grants page.
Prof. Luigina Ciolfi (Chair)
Prof. Sergio Nasarre-Aznar
Dr. Vasilis Kostakis