The aim of a Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) shall be to contribute to the scientific objectives of a COST Action.
The Action has a budget for financing STSMs.
These Missions (Exchange Visits) are aimed at strengthening the existing networks by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory in another COST member state to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique, etc. They are particularly intended for young scientists.
COST Vademecum (Part B - Grant System). Below is a summary of the rules, though the legally binding version is in the Vademecum. All decisions about STSMs of our Action are carried out by the STSM committee (currently: Sophia Drossopoulou, Shmuel Tyszberowicz, and Bernhard Beckert). General questions about STSMs shall be currently directed to Bernhard Beckert.
the ESF form. Furthermore, the Applicant should send a full CV and a detailed work plan to the Action Secretary.