STSM Support

There are two typs of STSMs:
– a Standard STSM and
– an ECI STSM for Early Career Investigator (ECI) up to 8 years after their PhD.

A STSM grant is a fixed contribution to support but not cover completely the costs of the exchange visit. The amount of the support varies with the duration of the STSM. Advance paymant can only be made in exceptional cases that require special justification.

An STSM needs to be carried out completely within a single grant period and within the Action’s lifetime.

The following rules apply:

Standard STSM
– minimum 5 days, maximum 90 days,
– up to a maximum of EUR 160 per day can be afforded for accommodation and meal expenses,
– max. 2,500EUR in total.

ECI STSM
– minimum 91 days, maximum 180 days,
– up to a maximum of EUR 160 per day can be afforded for accommodation and meal expenses,
– max. 3,500 EUR in total more than three months.