Open Call for STSM applications Announcement: Dr. Sebastien Carpentier is the responsible for the Short Term Scientific Missions FORMS What is an STSM? Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are travel grants aimed at strengthening the existing COST action network by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory in another COST member state. The home and the host institution can be public or private, and should be in a COST Member State having signed the MoU and participating in the COST Action. For a list of counties that signed this COST action see . For more detailed information see: WHAT can the STSM GRANT cover? Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, and are reviewed by the EUROKUP management committee. Grants up to 2.500 Euros can be awarded. This will cover travel and modest living allowance for a 1 week to 3 month period. The financial contribution for a STSM will be a fixed grant based on the Applicant’s budget request and the evaluation of the application by the STSM assessment committee. An amount of 60 to 90 € for the daily allowance and 300 € for the travel is recommended. REGISTRATION The Applicant must use the on-line registration tool (see ). After encoding the information and pressing the “submit” button the on-line registration tool will issue a formal STSM application which has to be downloaded and sent by the applicant electronically (by e-mail as attachment) together with any necessary documents supporting the application at the evaluation process (short CV, motivation letter, letter of support from the home institute and letter of support of the hosting institute) to: - The Action’s STSM coordinator: Dr. Sebastien Carpentier Important: 1. Indicate in your application in which WG your training can be situated 2. Contact and ask the possible host institute beforehand whether he can host you! Applicants will be informed by by email. Planned STSM's names of the STSMs that were approved by the EC:

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