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Policy and guidelines

These Missions (Exchange Visits) are aimed at strengthening the existing networks by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory in another COST country to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to make measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory.
They are particularly intended for young scientists. The Applicant must be engaged in a programme of research in an institution of a COST Member State having signed the MoU of the Action concerned.
The host institution can be public or private, and should be in a COST Member State having signed the MoU and participating in the COST Action.
The STSM should not be in the country where the Applicant is normally a resident.
The power of selecting the candidates is delegated to the Management Committee (MC) of the Action.
Short-term scientific missions between different Actions of the same field might be considered by the Management Committees involved in certain fully justified cases.
The financial support is a contribution to the cost of a STSM and may not necessarily cover all the costs in each case. The grant normally covers only travel and subsistence.
The average contribution for a STSM will be a fixed grant based on the Applicants budget request and decision of the assessment committee. It will normally not exceed the limits set in the general Short-term scientific missions, and the duration should be minimum one week (5 working days), maximum 3 months.


Last update : 16 June 2009


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