Purpose of STSM
STSM facilitates Researchers from COST Countries participating in COST Action 15214 to go to an institution, organisation or research centre in another participating COST Country to foster collaboration and to perform empirical research. Participation of “Early Career Investigators” (ECI) in STSM is particularly encouraged. An applicant can be considered as being an ECI when the time that has elapsed between the award date of the applicants PhD and the date of the applicants first involvement in the COST Action 15214 does not exceed 8 years. PhD students are also eligible to partake in STSMs.
Specific information concerning STSM
STSMs can have a duration of between 5 days and 90 days (and up to 180 days if the applicant is an ECI – see definition of ECI above).
The financial support is a contribution to the overall expenses incurred during the STSM and may not necessarily cover all of the associated outgoings.
The selection of applicants is based on the scientific scope of the STSM application, which must clearly compliment the overall objectives of the Action and be related to a specific Working Group.
WHO CAN APPLY:
Available STMS scenarios:
The following table shows the STSM scenarios available to eligible applicants:
|A) Researcher in a Home Institution||B) To Perform a STSM in a Host Institution|
|From an Institution in a Participating COST Country||
In another Participating COST Country
|From an approved NNC Institution||In an Participating COST Country|
|In an approved European RTD Organisation||In a Participating COST Country|