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There are two types of STSMs:

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



Eligible Home Institutions


Currently, the approved home institutions for applicants must be located in one of the following countries:


Austria Austria [AT]      
Belgium Belgium [BE]      
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina [BA]      
 Brasil [BR] (Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas)      
Bulgaria Bulgaria [BG]      
Croatia Croatia [HR]      
Czech Republic Czech Republic [CZ]      
Denmark Denmark [DK]      
Estonia Estonia [EE]      
Finland Finland [FI]      
France France [FR]      
Germany Germany [DE]      
Greece Greece [EL]      
Hungary Hungary [HU]      
Ireland Ireland [IE]      
Israel Israel [IL]      
Italy Italy [IT]      
Malta Malta [MT]      
Netherlands Netherlands [NL]      
Norway Norway [NO]      
Poland Poland [PL]      
Portugal Portugal [PT]      
Romenia Romenia [RO]      
Russia Russia [RU] (JINR, Moscow State University)      
Serbia Serbia [RS]      
Slovenia Slovenia [SI]      
South Africa South Africa [ZA] (Rhodes University and Cape Town)      
Spain Spain [ES]      
Switzerland Switzerland [CH]      
Turkey Turkey [TR]      
United States of America United States of America [US] (Caltech, Earlham College, Johns Hopkins, Mississippi, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Virginia)      
United Kingdom United Kingdom [UK]