Short Term Scientific Missions

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 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


Published 20. November 2019 - 15:42 - Updated 11. June 2021 - 14:24