Short-Term Scientific Missions – These Inter-laboratory Exchange Visits aim for strengthening the existing COST Actions by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory of another COST country to foster collaboration, to learn new techniques or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. They are particularly intended for Early Stage Researchers.

The call for STSMs is constantly open. See how you can participate


  1. The application for STSMs is constantly open until approx. June 2018. The STSM needs to be finished by October 2018 at the latest.
  2. Please allow for at least 4 weeks decision time between proposal submission and the start of the STSM.
  3. Please read about the decision criteria:

Please inform yourself about the STSM – guidelines

Find out about the STSM – financial support: