Thanks to some savings on the planned activities we are able to make an extraordinary call for Short Time Scientific Missions (STSMs) to be carried out *before the end 2015*. We are aware that this comes at a very short notice, but we prefer to have this money spent in STSM than returned to the COST Office.
I recall that STSMs are aimed at strengthening existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing researchers to visit an institution or organization participating in a given COST Action. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action and, at the same time, allow the researchers to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and/or methods not available at their home institution.
The deadline for this call is October 7, 2015. All proposals will be reviewed by our Steering Committe, the results will be announced around October 20, 2015. A few days later, on October 26, we will also announce the first call for STSM applications to be carried out in 2016.
As always, please note that an STSM application must include the following documents:
1) A proposal including the proposal title, motivation, and a description of the proposed project
2) A CV of the applicant
3) A host agreement mentioning specifying if the host will provide matching funds
4) The confirmation (pdf file) generated by the electronic eCOST system.
Any incomplete application will be rejected.
Detailed instructions of how to apply can be found at
For further information, please refer to