Category Archives: STSM

Balance of INTERFASOL ECIs training

Early Career Investigators (ECIs) Training is a great success for the COST INTERFASOL Action. One leader and 3 co-leaders of WG are ECIs; the 2 responsible for the Website are ECIs, and ECIs are well represented both in the MC and as members of the  WG . More than 50% of meetings will be organized by ECIs and the hosted country, as well as 50% of TS
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INTERFASOL Short Term Scientific Missions were a great success: 34 researchers from 17 countries took part in STSMs

The INTERFASOL COST Action organized 4 STSM calls. 34 researchers from 17 countries took part to the experience after a selective process. 14 countries were host countries. Among them UK received the major number of researchers (=5), followed by Luxembourg (=4), Netherland, Spain and Portugal (=3). Some discrepancies in the sending-receiving ratio have been registered: some Countries – like UK and Luxembourg – were more receiving than sending. No UK PhD student or researcher was a participant in the STSM. Overall, there has been a good levels of exchange across INTERFASOL Cost Countries: among 28 Countries 21 sent or received at least one student or researcher. We registered a good participation from Eastern Countries (at least one participant from Bosnia Erzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Poland). Mean duration of the mission was three weeks (range one week- eight week). The STMS gave the opportunity to participants to produce publications or to participate to conferences.

From 2014 till 2017 STSMs were coordinated by Prof Dr Dieter Ferring (†2017) University of Luxembourg
In 2017-18 STSMs were coordinated by Prof. Camillo Regalia, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, who prepared this overview of STSMs activities.

4th Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM). Extended DL: October 27th 2017

Deadline extended! New deadline for applications October 27th, 2017

Applications for Missions occurring between 1st November 2017 till 1st April 2018

All STSM activities must occur in their entirety until April 1st

COST strives to support European scientists in their networking activities by Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) that will allow scientists to learn from an institution in another COST country. STSMs involve visiting a partner institution for a period of up to 3 months to improve closer cooperation and exchange, to develop capacity building and joint research, publications, and preparation of future projects. The following detailed information is withdrawn from COST H2020 VADEMECUM (pages 28-29).

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3rd Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)

3rd Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) for Intergenerational Family Solidarity Researchers

Call for applications is open between
December 5th till December 16th, 2016

All STSM activities must occur in their entirety
until April 1st, 2017

COST strives to support European scientists in their networking activities by Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) that will allow scientists to learn from an institution in another COST country. STSMs involve visiting a partner institution for a period of up to 3 months to improve closer cooperation and exchange, to develop capacity building and joint research, publications, and preparation of future projects. The following detailed information is withdrawn from COST H2020 VADEMECUM (pages 28-29).

Who can apply?

  • STSM applicants are PhD or post-doctoral researchers, or employed by or officially affiliated to an institution or legal entity (public or private, as Home Institution);
  • COST Action IS1311 INTERFASOL subscrives COST strategy towards increased support of Early Career Investigators (ECI) (COST 295/09). Therefore, the participation of ECIs in STSM is particularly encouraged. An applicant can be considered as being an ESR when the time that has elapsed between the award date of the applicant’s PhD and the date of the applicant’s first involvement in the COST Action IS1311 INTERFASOL does not exceed 8 years. PhD students are also eligible to partake in STSMs.
  • The table below (see category A) details the possible STSM scenarios available to the respective Researcher. The Host institution (category B) concerns the institution/organisation that will host the successful applicant.

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2nd Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)

2nd Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)

Applications for Missions ocurring between 01 July 2015 and 29 April 2016

All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the dates specified above COST strives to support European scientists in their networking activities by Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) that will allow scientists to learn from an institution in another COST country. STSMs involve visiting a partner institution for a period of up to 3 months to improve closer cooperation and exchange, to develop capacity building and joint research, publications, and preparation of future projects. The following detailed information is withdrawn from COST H2020 VADEMECUM (pages 28-29).

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1st Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM), deadline 5th December 2014

Applications for Missions occurring between 02 January 2015 and 30 April 2015

deadline for applications 5th December 2014, download call for applications

All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the dates specified above.

COST strives to support European scientists in their networking activities by Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) that will allow scientists to learn from an institution in another COST country. STSMs involve visiting a partner institution for a period of up to 3 months to improve closer cooperation and exchange, to develop capacity building and joint research, publications, and preparation of future projects. The following detailed information is withdrawn from COST VADEMECUM (pages 32-36).

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