Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are a great opportunity for all scientists within the COST Action to exchange visits, nurture collaborations, or develop new ones. The COST association defines the STSM as exchange visits between researchers involved in a COST Action, allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST country.
Participants from a participating COST Country or Cooperative State can be hosted at
- another participating COST Country or Cooperative State,
- an approved NNC (Near Neighbour Country) institution,
- an approved IPC (International Partner Country), or
- an approved Specific organization
Participants from an approved NNC (Near Neighbour Country) institution or an approved European RTD Organization can only be hosted at
- another participating COST Country or cooperative state.
A European RTD Organisation is any intergovernmental scientific research organisation that is responsible for infrastructures and laboratories whose members are countries, and the majority of which are COST Member Countries or Cooperating State.
The details of the application procedure can be found in thesection.
Eligible Home Institutions
Currently, the approved host institutions for applicants must be located in one of the following countries:
eligible STSM home and host institutes
|Bosnia and Herzegovina [BA]|
|Brasil [BR] (Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas)|
|Czech Republic [CZ]|
|Russia [RU] (JINR, Moscow State University)|
|South Africa [ZA] (Rhodes University and Cape Town)|
|United States of America [US] (Caltech, Earlham College, Johns Hopkins, Mississippi, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Virginia)|
|United Kingdom [UK]|