Deadlines for Applications

The deadline for the missions planned for the forth budget year (until 7th March 2016) is 7th November 2016.

Conditions to Apply

The objective of STSMs is to support Exchange Visits of, particularly, young scientists in an institution or laboratory in another COST Country to foster collaboration and learn new techniques.

                An applicant for a STSM should be involved in a programme of research in an institution of a COST Country that is actively participating in the PARSEME COST Action as:

A host of a STSM can be an institution in the PARSEME COST participating country (See or a formally approved institution in a non-COST country.

Before applying please read carefully the application STSM policy accepted  by te Steering Committee in March 2015.

Application Procedure


 The simplified procedure for application for STSMs is as follows:

The applicants should understand this procedure and prepare their application in time.

Please note that each STSM has to start and end in one grant period. The Steering Committee will decide on the announced day on all submissions falling in the next grant period. Applications for the current budget year are served on the first-come-first-served basis (after SC validation) until the fund is exhausted.

Link to COST


For all details on STSMs, and especially on application procedure, the applicant should consult the COST Vademecum section 7.