Extension of 1st STSM

We are looking to fund up to short term scientific missions (STSM) to develop linkages and scientific collaborations between institutions, which contribute to the objectives of LivAGE.


STSM actions aim to enhance the existing networks and foster collaboration by allowing scientists to visit an institution in another COST Country participating in the CA16106 Action. STSM should contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action. Applications of young researchers are especially encouraged.


From 5 working days to 3 months; for Early Career Investigators (ECI =less than PhD + 8 years) specific conditions (higher funding) if duration is from 3 to 6 months.


STSM applicant should be a postgraduate student or postdoctoral fellow or be employed by or officially affiliated to an institution or legal entity (Home institution) from a country participating in the COST ACTION. ECI applications will be prioritized.


A STSM may only be approved from a Home institution in a COST participating country to a Host institution in another COST participating country. Financial support will be established in each specific call following the general COST regulations (see Chapter 7 – Short Term Scientific Missions). You may find a summary in the STSM1_general info.

Note: The payment of the grant will be executed after STSM has been finished and approved.


First call already open until 18th December 2017, see details STSM2_Call_Year1:

Application procedure

The Applicant should:

  1. obtain the agreement of the home and host institutions, before submitting his/her application;
  2. use the on-line registration tool to register his/her request for an STSM (see https://e-services.cost.eu/stsm);
  3. after registration, download the formal STSM application and complete it with supporting documentation (CV, full work plan, list of publications, motivation letter, letter of support from the home institute). Don’t forget mentioning PhD obtention year, if applicable.
  4. send the application by e-mail as attachment to the Action STSM Coordinator: Sonya Ivanova (ivanovapeneva@gmail.com) and LivAGE secretariat: Emilia Alegria (esa@au.dk).

Further details: Chapter 6 of COST Vademecum (Part 1) – Short Term Scientific Missions (see: http://www.cost.eu/participate/networking)

For more information, please contact Sonia Ivanova (ivanovapeneva@gmail.com).