1. STSM Application
  • Obtain the written agreement/letter of the host institution before applying and upload it to the application form.
  • Complete and submit the online application form that you can find at the COST website using the COST STSM Application Form (if you have any doubts, remember that you can check the Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) User guide). 
  • A clear link to the Action objectives must be pointed out in the application form. 
  • The Applicant will download the pdf file, which will be generated automatically after completing the form, and will send his/her application supported by a CV, a Letter of Intent, and an Acceptance letter from the host institution,  using the application form that you can find at the bottom of this page ↓
  • No STSM missions will commence before the STSM coordinator’s approval and the reception of the Grant Letter from e-COST. When planning the STSM, pay attention to the fact that the COST Office requests a period of at least 4 weeks for administrative procedures between Assessment committee approval and STSM start. Also, the STSM should end at least 3 weeks before the end of the Grant Period.
  • After the indicated deadlines the STSM coordinator will check that the submitted applications are correct, and evaluate them jointly with a committee.
  • For a positive evaluation, the application must contribute to the goals of the current Grant Period.
  • The committee will make a list of approved applications and perform the budgetary assessment of the applications.
  • Every STSM successful applicant will receive a grant letter generated from the e-COST system. 
2. STSM approval
3. After the STSM

The grantee is required to submit a short scientific report to the host institution and the STSM coordinator for approval within 30 days after the end date of the STSM containing:

    • Purpose of the STSM.
    • Description of the work carried out during the STSM.
    • Description of the main results obtained.
    • Foreseen publications/articles resulting from the STSM (if applicable).
    • Confirmation by the host person of the successful execution of the STSM.

The short scientific report must be submitted through e-COST system

Failure to submit the scientific report within 30 days will effectively cancel the grant.

The payment of the grant will be executed after approval of the scientific report by the STSM Coordinator.

All details on STSM applications can be found in the Rules for COST Action

STSM Application FORM

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