Short term scientific missions of the COST Action


Capacity building and networking by early-stage researchers is stimulated through STSMs and  the Training Schools. The Action will fund 5-10 STSMs per year and will encourage early-stage  researchers to participate fully. As the Action includes non-COST countries, reciprocal STSM is  possible.


Applications can now be submitted for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) in COST Action FP1401. STSMs are expected to support the work and the objectives of the Action's Working Groups. The selection committee therefore prefers applications that state clearly how the mission matches the Action Objectives. Priority will be given to applications from Early Stage Investigators (up to eight years after PhD).


Applicants are advised to consult the Action's Memorandum of Understanding to ensure their proposal fits to aims and objectives of the Action and to take note of the COST rules on STSMs. Applications must be submitted using the online application form on the COST Website ( For more information and enquiries please contact the STSM manager of the Action, Dr Tugba Lehtijarvi (


Summary reports of finished STSMs

You can find additional information on the COST webpage




A copy of the Action's Memorandum of Understanding can be found here



COST is supported by the EU RTD Framework Programme