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 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. In 2020, Chiara (from Politecnico di Milano) visited Cornell University (USA), while Irene from UCL (London) visited Politecnico di Milano. Their video is available at
The STSMs call for the second grant period are now open -see the news on our website deadline on November 16.