WHAT ARE STSMs?
STSMs are institutional visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, fostering collaboration between individuals and are primarily addressed to PhD students or postdoctoral fellows.
An STSM grant is a fixed contribution based on the requested budget which is evaluated by the STSM Coordinator. The grant is for travel and subsistence costs only. It does not necessarily cover all such expenses.
STSMs must have a minimum duration of 5 calendar days and a maximum duration of 90 calendar days.
The financial contribution for each STSM is up to a maximum of EUR 2 500 in total and up to a maximum of EUR 160 per day for accommodation and meal expenses.
After the STSM, the STSM participant must submit a scientific report to the Host and to the STSM Coordinator within 30 days after the end of his/her stay.
The STSM has to take place abroad (in other COST country) and the candidate should get in touch with the proposed hosting institution individually.
DEADLINE AND APPLICATION – STSMs
The regular call application for STSM is open from May 31st 2019 to June 12th 2019. The evaluation results will be communicated shortly after the submission. See the full details of this third call here.
WHAT ARE ICs?
International Conferences are Conference Grants aimed at supporting PhD students and Early Career Investigators with a primary affiliation in an institution located in a COST Inclusiveness Target Country to attend international science and technology related conferences not specifically organized by the COST Action.
DEADLINE AND APPLICATION – ICs
The regular call application for International Conference grant is open from May 31st 2019 to June 25th 2019. The evaluation results will be communicated shortly after the submission. See the full details of this second call here.
To learn more about COST rules and about Short-Term Scientific Missions and international conference grants, please check the COST Vademecum that can be downloaded from www.cost.eu/Vademecum