Short term scientific missions in ENOVA

Short-term scientific missions (STSM) are exchange visits between researchers involved in a COST Action, allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST country. They are aimed at fostering collaboration, sharing new techniques and infrastructure that may not be available in other participants' institutions or laboratories. STSM are intended especially for early stage researchers. Detailed STSM information can be found here.

STSM Calls for 2019-2021

3rd Call: There is no deadline for applications to STSM funding. There is a continous open call for this grant period but the stay should be completed before September 30th 2021.


STSM duration and budget

  • 5 to 90 days.
  • Early Career Investigators (ECI): up to 180 days.
  • Up to a maximum of EUR 2,500.- per STSM.
  • For ECI, a maximum amount of EUR 3500 can be afforded to the Grantee for STSMs with a duration of between 91 and 180 days. For ECI partaking STSM with a duration of between 5 and 90 days, the limit of EUR 2 500 must be respected.
  • The financial COST support is a contribution to the overall expenses and does not necessarily cover all expenses. Financial support is limited to cover travel, accommodation and meal expenses and is paid in the form of a Grant. Note, the STSM does not support research cost.
  • STSMs need to be carried out in their entirety within a single Grant Period.


 ENOVA STSM Coordinator: 

Brankica Filipic, PhD


Siobhán McClean, PhD

STSM Committee: Brankica Filipic, Maya Guncheva, Antonio Molinaro, Jacob Pitcovski



Published Mar. 22, 2018 4:28 PM - Last modified June 2, 2021 9:39 AM