Short-term scientific missions
An STSM is an individual research visit across an international border, enabling the participant to gain and share knowledge. The STSM is a networking tool offered by COST, aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between COST Action Participants.
What is a Short-term scientific mission?
What is the objective of STSM missions in LITHME?
See our our detailed
Memorandum of Understanding
Each STSM should specifically contribute to the aims and objectives of LITHME, whilst also enabling participants to learn new techniques, and to gain access to specific data, instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions. Participants do not need to cover all the topics of LITHME, but they should fit the profile of at least one Working Group, and ideally demonstrate learning across the interests of different Working Groups (especially between language and technology).
Applying for the Grant
Fill the online application form in e-COST and upload the following supporting documents:
During the Grant Period
Fulfil your Work Plan and the mission goals
After the Grant Period
Your Grant is paid out after the submission of an STSM report (exceptionally, 50% pre-grant is possible).
Financial support is limited to cover travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
Grant Awarding Coordinator
grants [ a t ] lithme.eu