Short Term Scientific Missions

Chair of the Action MP0804 Dr. Ralf Bandorf


The aim of a Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) shall contribute to the scientific objectives of a COST Action. These Missions (Exchange Visits) are aimed at strengthening the existing networks by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory in another COST MP00804  member state actively participating in the COST MP0804 action to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. They are particularly intended for young scientists (early stage researchers (ESR) , a ESR is defined as PhD + max. 10 years)


The duration of STSM is minimum one week (5 working days) and maximum 3 months (maximum 6 months for early stage researchers).

Financial support

The financial support is a contribution to the expense of a STSM and may not necessarily cover all the costs in each case. The grant should normally cover only travel and subsistence. The financial contribution for a STSM will be a fixed grant based on the Applicant's budget request and the evaluation of the application by the STSM assessment committee. The total of a STSM shall normally not exceed 2000 € (3500 € for ESR). An amount of 60 to 90 € is recommended for the daily allowance in particular for longer stays and 300 € for the travel. Any exception needs special justification.

Last modified on: 2018-11-13 13:10:42 CET