Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers.

An STSM specifically contributes to the scientific objectives of CONTEXT, whilst allowing participants to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments or methods not available in their own institutions/organisations.

Participating rules

STSMs must respect the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD student or postdoctoral fellow or may be employed by, or affiliated to, an institution or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research.
  • Minimum duration of 5 days (91 days for Early Career Investigators)
  • Maximum duration of 90 days (180 days Early Career Investigators)

The 8th STSMs call is still open.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until September, 1 st, 2021, until the 5 places are taken or the total budget is spent.


Approved STSMs:

Host: Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Ss. cyril and methodius university (North Macedonia)
Dates: 01/04/2021 – 30/04/2021

Host: CIRAD (France)
Dates: 11/01/2021 – 22/01/2021

Host: University of Novi Sad (Serbia)
Dates: 4/12/2020 – 24/12/2020

Host: University of West Attika (Greece)
Dates: 20/11/2020 – 20/12/2020

Host: Universidad de Extremadura (Spain)
Dates: 15/11/2020 – 15/12/2020

Host: University of Salerno, Department of Civil Engineering (Italy)
Dates: 16/11/2020 – 13/12/2020

Host: EMPA, Switzerland
Dates: 20/01/2020 – 8/02/2020

RWTH Aachen University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA), Germany
Dates: 13/01/2020 – 14/02/2020

Sinergija University (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Dates: 11/12/2019 – 28/12/2019

Institute of Hydrodynamics of The Czech Academy of Science (Czec Republic)
Dates: 22/09/2019 – 12/10/2019

Hochschule Niederrhein (Germany)
Dates: 29/09/2019 – 05/10/2019

Host: University of Minho (Portugal)
Dates: 8/07/2019 – 6/08/2019

Host: CNR-ITAE (Italy)
Dates: 09/09/2019 – 27/09/2019

Host: University of Belgrade (Serbia)
Dates: 01/03/2019 – 23/03/2019

Host: Fraunhofer WKI. Braunschweig (Germany)
Dates: 1/03/2019 – 31/03/2019

Host: University of Cambridge. Cambridge (UK)
Dates: 1/03/2019 – 31/03/2019

Host: University of Zagreb. Zagreb (Croatia)
Dates: 7/04/2019 – 17/04/2019

Host: AMADEMA. Lefkosia (Cyprus)
Dates: 6/04/2019 – 12/04/2019



Dr. Mònica Ardanuy (Spain)

Dr. Barbara Simončič (Slovenia)