Extended deadline: 5th Call for Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) grants

DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO 17 December 2021 (2nd grant period (GP2) from 1 November 2021 to 31 October 2022)

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Monday 13 December 2021, at 08:25 - Friday 17 December 2021, at 16:00

Deadline for STSM Application: 17 December 2021
Grant holders will be announced by 24 December 2021
STSM should be completed by 31 October 2022

What are STSMs?
Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are short term exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks, establishing new partnerships, fostering collaboration, learning and sharing of new techniques, data, instruments, methods and infrastructure not available at home institutions / organizations. An STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action (CA19124 – Circul-a-bility).

Who can apply?
STSMs are open for PhDs, PostDocs, and *Early Career Investigators (ECI) and Advanced Career Researchers employed at institutions in countries participating in the Action, or at approved institutions. STSMs must be performed between COST countries - researchers cannot apply for an STSM within their own country.
Early Career Investigators (ECI): maximum 8 years since obtaining their PhD at the time of application.

What can you apply for?
You can apply for an STSM with a minimum duration of 5 calendar days that includes travel. The STSM will be a fixed grant to cover part of the travel expenses and living allowance. STSM Grants do not necessarily cover all expenses related to undertaking a given mission. STSM grantees shall make their own arrangements for all provisions related to personal security, health, taxation, social security and pension matters. The grant will be paid only after the STSM has been completed (the Grant Holder can arrange a pre-payment of 50% of the STSM grant for researchers from Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC).

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