First STSM call 2016

Dear colleagues,

We are inviting proposals for the first round of Short Time Scientific Missions (STSMs) of 2016. These STSMs should take place between January (01.01.16) and April 2016 (30.04.16); applications outside this timeframe will be discarded. However, two more calls for STSMs will be made in 2016.

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 November 13, 2015.

All proposals will be reviewed by our Steering Committe, the results will be announced beginning of December 2015.

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.

Detailed instructions of how to apply can be found at

For further information, please refer to

Best regards,
Luciano Rezzolla