Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos

STSMs Overview

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are aimed at supporting individual mobility and at strengthening the existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another Participating COST Country or an approved NNC institution or an approved IPC institution. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action, while at the same time allowing applicants to learn new techniques or gain access to specific instruments or methods not available in their own institutions. All Action participants are invited to apply - early career investigators (ECIs - less than PhD + 8 years) are particularly encouraged to take part.

The MC allocated for the 2nd grant period (May 2018- April 2019) a total budget of circa 30,000 EUR. Applications will be evaluated roughly quarterly. The deadlines will be announced by email and on the Action website. Probable deadlines are June, October/November, January, April.

Applications can be submitted continuously. The evaluation panel reviews the applications periodically so it is best to submit your application as soon as possible and well in advance of the trip (trips cannot take place before the formal approval of the mission).

Please contact the STSM coordinator, Neven Soic, if you have questions (see contact us).