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Scientific Missions

Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) consists in a visit of a host organization located in a different country than the country of affiliation by a Researcher or Innovator for the specific work to be carried out and for a determined period of time.

Short-Term Scientific Missions benefit to:
STSM Grantee: receives funding for implementing a project with an international team and gains new knowledge or access to equipment or techniques not available in the home institution;
STSM Host: receives an international partner in their institution and can develop long lasting collaboration.

STSM should specifically contribute to the research coordination and capacity building objectives of the IRENE COST Action CA18118 outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

For more information, please read the annotated rules for cost actions

Information about how to apply for the STSM grant is to be found in the Grant Awarding User Guide.

In case of questions about STSMs, please contact the STSM Coordinator, Ms Veronika Svobodova (

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