Biological Adhesives

STSM (Short-Term Scientific Mission)

COST Actions can provide grants for scientific missions (exchange visits) aimed at strengthening the existing network by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory in another COST Country to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. STSMs are particularly, but not exclusively, intended for young scientists. Missions can last from 5 days up to 3 months and the grant finances fixed allowances for travel (300 €) and daily accommodation (60 to 90 € per day) for a maximum of 2500 € in total. For ESR, the COST Office may approve an extension of the duration and budget.

The applicant must register online at and send his/her application supported by CV, letter of motivation and acceptance letter from the host institution (the applicant is responsible for obtaining the agreement of the host institution before submitting his application) by e-mail to the STSM Coordinator, with copy to the host.

After completion of the STSM the applicant is required to submit (to the Host and MC chair) a short scientific report on the visit within 4 weeks after his stay.

For more details, please see section 4 of the COST Vademecum – Grant System

STSM Coordinator : Dr. Anika Mostaert (email:

Early Stage Researcher. Scientist whose career spans less than 8 years between the date of the PhD/doctorate (or similar experience) and the date of involvement in the COST Click for explanation Action. Periods of career leave (medical, mat/paternity, military) have to be added to this time span.



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