Short Term Scientific Missions


How to apply for a STSM:

COST MP1401 support short term scientific missions, below are guidelines.


Application Process


Applicant needs

  • to read carefully the funding rules detailed in COST Vademecum (
  • confirmation from the Host institution confirming that they can undertake the STSM on the given dates prior to submitting an application.
  • (If your group is not yet part of the Action) to contact the Chair of the Action ( to be assigned to a WG and for inclusion in the list.
  • to register for an e-COST profile at – adding their bank account details to their profile.
  • To submit their STSM application online at:
  • To submit your application to the relevant WG chair cc STSM Manager and Action Chair will all documents.



  • Up to EUR 500 may be attributed for the travel expenses;
  • A maximum EUR 2 500 in total can be afforded to the grantee.


Documents required

  • Confirmation acceptance to the applicant from a senior Researcher affiliated to the Host institution.
  • The submitted STSM application form (downloadable when the online application is submitted) with working plan and budget request.
  • A personal C.V. (including mention of ESR position)



  • Application will be first evaluated by the WG chair and co-leaders and STSM Manager and approved by MC. This process is quite fast. About 1 week.
  • Priority for gender balance and Early Stage Researcher.