About the tool Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM)

The purpose of STSM is to support working visits to laboratories and institutions of COST Action FP1205 member countries.

Application procedure

All researchers have been encouraged to apply, but the emphasis were put on Early Carrier Investigators (earlier called Early Stage Researchers) and the field of view should be within the focus areas of COST FP1205. The maximum amount of funding per STSM has been €2400. The application was proof read by the MC Core Group of the Action and coordinated through the STSM Manager. The application should include: a short abstract of the scope of the STSMs (1/2 page), a plan of the work to be carried out (1 page, approx.), a covering letter stating the benefits to be obtained from the STSM, full CV, a letter of agreement from the host institution.

The applications were evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • scientific quality
  • relevance to the action
  • benefit to the applicant.

Summary of STSMs over the four Grant Periods of the Action

Over the 4 years of activities within COST Action FP1205 34 STSM was completed, covering in total 960 days of visits and a total budget of almost €67 000, involving 16 of the 27 member countries of the Action (see Table below). 

STSM receiver

Host

Grant period

Name

Country

country

Grant period 1

Jasmina Obradavic

FI

FR

Daniel Hewson

UK

CH

Miriam Ribul

UK

SE

Anders Thygesen

DK

SE

Alberto Coz Fernandez

ES

FI

Karolina Szymona

PL

IE

Michel de Meireles Brioude

DE

FR

Carmen-Mihaela Popescu

RO

BE

Susanne Schmidt

DE

FR

Laura Vikele

LV

UK

Calypso Beloli

FR

FI

Grant Period 2

Hubert Hettegger

AT

IT

Laura Völkel

DE

AT

Dimitrios Tsalagkas

HU

FI

Linda Vecbiskena

LV

IT

Eduardo Robles

ES

PL

Susanne Schmidt

DE

FR

Grant Period 3

Susanne Schmidt

DE

FR

Jean Buffiere

FI

CH

Carmen-Mihaela Popescu

RO

SE

Bruno Frka-Petesic

UK

FR

Katrin Niegelhell

AT

BE

Eduardo Robles

ES

HU

Sam Eyley

BE

UK

Shirin Asaadi

FI

SE

Mindaugas Bulota

FI

AT

Nele Zwirchmayr

AT

FI

Grant Period 4

Marco Beaumont

AT

FI

David Reishofer

AT

FI

Youssef Akil

DE

FR

Thomas Bousfield

UK

BE

Sakeena Quraishi

AT

FR

Krystyna Ciesla

PL

BE

Aneta Gumowska

PL

ES