Applications for Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) Grants

Applications for Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) Grants

Do you have a research question that would help to achieve the objectives of GEMSTONE? But you do not have the tools to answer it in your lab? A grant for a Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) might help you!
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Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks, and fostering collaboration between COST Action participants


  • Write a short motivated description of and argumentation for the purpose of the STSM
  • Applications for STSMs should be submitted through eCOST (https://e-services.cost.eu/stsm)
  • It is the applicant that must fill out the application. Make sure to choose the correct COST Action! CA18139
  • In the eCOST site the “Home Institution” is where the applicant is now – and “Host details” is where the applicant would like to go.
  • CV of the applicant and approval from the hosting institution should be sent directly to the STSM Coordinator, Kent Søe, by email: kent.soee@rsyd.dk
  • The deadline for submission is the 16.Dec.2019 (until midnight)
  • Minimum duration of STSM is 5 calendar days
  • STSM must be finalized within the current Grant Period (01.05.19 – 31.03.20)
  • A maximum of 3,500 € can be granted for each successful applicant
    • A maximum of 160 €/day to cover accommodation and meals
    • A maximum of 300 € for travels

Evaluation criteria 

  • STSM helps to accomplish the deliverables of the WG and the scientific objectives of GEMSTONE
  • Different WG will have the benefit of the chosen STSMs
  • Early career investigators will be prioritized (defined as PhD-students or up to 8 years from obtaining Ph.D.)
  • Geographical diversity
  • Gender balance

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