Short Term Scientific Missions
STSMs are exchange visits aimed at supporting researchers’ individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration. STSMs are intended especially, but not solely, for young researchers. An STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action, while enabling those partaking in the missions to establish new partnerships, learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and / or methods not available in their own institutions / organisations.
STSMs are considered a great opportunity for participants to focus their work in research interests that have been highlighted by WGs or introduce new ones in light of the COST Action objectives.
In the second grant period, 8 colleagues have been in Short Term Scientific Missions:
- Mariachiara Barzotto from University of Bath, (Bath, United Kingdom) to Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy 07/02 – 07/04/2021
- Anastasia Sinitsyna from University of Tartu (Tartu, Estonia) to Norwegian University of Life Sciences 16/8 - 29/08/2021
- Lukas Danko from Tomas Bata University in Zlin (Zlín, Czech Republic) to University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia 23/8 - 07/09/2021
- Oliver Rafaj from University of Economics in Bratislava, (Bratislava, Slovakia) to Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic 07/07 - 28/07/2021
- Carles Méndez-Ortega from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain) to Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland 01/07-18/07/2021
- Thomas Vogl from Bauhaus-University Weimar (Weimar, Germany) to Jagiellonian University in Krakow, 31/08-17/09/2021
- Uglješa Stankov from University of Novi Sad, (Novy Sad, Serbia) to DINÂMIA’CET, Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies, Lisbon, Portugal 12/10/ - 21/10/2021
- Katarzyna Wojnar University of Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland) to Norwegian University of Life Sciences 11/10 - 25/10/2022
The STSMs are working on the deliverables of the WG1 and scientific articles with the COST members from the Host Universities. This has been a very productive grant period for the CA18214, in terms of research exchange and mobility!
In the first grant period, two colleagues, Chiara Tagliaro and Irene Manzini Ceinar, have been the first two COST members (WG members) in Short Term Scientific Mission.
- Chiara Tagliaro, postdoctoral researcher (33 years old) from Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) to Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA), 10/04/2020 to 29/04/2020
- Irene Manzini Ceinar from University College London (London, UK) to Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy), 11/02/2020 to 25/04/2020
Their inspriging videos are available at
The STSMs have worked on the deliverables of the WG1 and scientific articles with the COST members from the Host Universities. This has been a very productive grant period for the CA18214, in terms of research exchange, mobility and life experience!
The STSMs calls in the following grant periods are usually uploaded on the news on our website. For any info please contact the STSM leader Eva Belvončíková firstname.lastname@example.org