Purpose of a Short-Term Scientific Mission
STSM facilitates Researchers from COST Countries participating in COST Action [CA 15114] to go to an institution, organisation or research centre in another participating COST Country to foster collaboration and to perform empirical research. Participation of “Early Career Investigators” (ECI) in STSM is particularly encouraged. An applicant can be considered as being an ECI when the time that has elapsed between the award date of the applicants PhD and the date of the applicants first involvement in the COST Action [CA 15114] does not exceed 8 years. PhD students are also eligible to partake in STSMs.
Specific information concerning STSM
STSMs can have a duration of between 5 days and 90 days (and up to 180 days if the applicant is an ECI – see definition of ECI above).
The financial support is a contribution to the overall expenses incurred during the STSM and may not necessarily cover all of the associated outgoings.
The following funding conditions apply and must be respected:
- up to a maximum of EUR 2 500 in total can be afforded to each successful STSM applicant;
- for ECIs, a maximum amount of EUR 3500can be afforded to the Grantee for STSMs with a duration of between 91 and 180 days – For ECIs partaking STSMs with a duration of between 5 and 90 days, the limit of EUR 2 500 must be respected;
- STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the dates specified in this call.
Financial support is limited to cover travel, accommodation and meal expenses and is paid in the form of a Grant.
For the 1st call, the Management Committee of COST Action [CA 15114 – Anti-MIcrobial Coating Innovations to prevent infectious diseases (AMICI)] has allocated a total budget of [10.000€] for up to  STSMs. The amounts granted for each individual STSM will be determined during the evaluation process by the formally appointed person(s). The selection of applicants is based on the scientific scope of the STSM application which must clearly compliment the overall objectives of the Action.
How to apply for AMICI STSM:
Interested researchers can contact [Isabel Gouveia (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Chair of COST action Francy CRIJNS (email@example.com)]