STSM Grants

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are aimed at strengthening existing networks and fostering collaborations by facilitating researchers and scholars participating in the Action to visit an institution in another Country. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action.

Please see the COST Vademecum document for eligibility criteria.

Check the STSM user guide.

Contact person:
STSM Coordinator
Prof. Véronique Riffault
veronique.riffault@imt-lille-douai.fr

Open calls

8th call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)
STSM applications can be submitted starting September 15th, 2020
Notification of application outcome: STSM application outcomes will be notified no later than 2 weeks after submission (plus one extra week over Christmas vacation).
Period of STSM taking place: between October 1st, 2020 and February 20th, 2021.

Please see the full 8th call for STSM applications here

If you are not in COLOSSAL database, please fill this excel file, rename it with your surname and send it to Action Chair.

The successful applicant must submit a scientific report (3-5 pages), an approval letter from the Host institution and dissemination material within 30 days from the end date of the STSM or at least 10 days before the end of the Grant Period (March 2nd, 2021) which ever comes first.

Past calls

7th call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)
Deadline for applications: 1 March 2020 at noon
Notification of application outcome: 9 March 2020
Period of STSM taking place: between Mar 16 and April 18, 2020

Please see the full 7th call for STSM applications here.

If you are not in COLOSSAL database, please fill this excel file, rename it with your surname and send it to Action Chair.

6th call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)
Deadline for applications: 1 December 2019
Notification of application outcome: 16 December 2019
Period of STSM taking place: between Jan 10, 2019 and April 20, 2020

Please see the full 6th call for STSM applications here.

If you are not in COLOSSAL database, please fill this excel file, rename it with your surname and send it to Action Chair.

5th call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)
Extended deadline 10 June 2019
Notification of application outcome: Jun 15, 2019
Period of STSM taking place: between Jun 20, 2019 and April 20, 2020

Please see the full call for STSM applications here.

If you are not in COLOSSAL database, please fill this excel file, rename it and send it to Action Chair.

4th call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)
Deadline for applications to be submitted: January 10, 2019 => extended to January 18, 2019
Notification of application outcome: January 20, 2019
Period of STSM taking place: between February 1 and April 20, 2019

Please see the full call for STSM applications here.

If you are not in COLOSSAL database, please fill this excel file, rename it and send it to Action Chair.

3rd call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)
for missions occurring between Jun. 20, 2018 and Apr. 20, 2019.

STSM are aimed at strengthening existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing Researchers participating in a given COST Action to visit an institution / Organisation in another Participating COST Country / an approved NNC institution or an approved IPC institution. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action, whilst at the same time allowing those partaking in the missions to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and / or methods not available in their own institutions / organisations.

Deadline for applications to be submitted: June 1, 2018 => Extended to June 8, 2018
Notification of application outcome: June 15, 2018
Period of STSM taking place: between June 20, 2018 and April 20, 2019

Please see the full call for STSM applications here.

Please see the excel file to be filled in, renamed and sent here.

2nd call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)
for missions occurring between Feb. 10, 2018 and Apr. 30, 2018.

STSM are aimed at strengthening existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing Researchers participating in a given COST Action to visit an institution / Organisation in another Participating COST Country / an approved NNC institution or an approved IPC institution. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action, whilst at the same time allowing those partaking in the missions to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and / or methods not available in their own institutions / organisations.

Deadline for applications to be submitted: February 8, 2018
Notification of application outcome: February 9, 2018
Period of STSM taking place: between February 10, 2018 and April 30, 2018

Please see the full call for STSM applications here.

1st call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)
for missions occurring between Oct. 15, 2017 and Apr. 30, 2018.

STSM are aimed at strengthening existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing Researchers participating in a given COST Action to visit an institution / Organisation in another Participating COST Country / an approved NNC institution or an approved IPC institution. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action, whilst at the same time allowing those partaking in the missions to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and / or methods not available in their own institutions / organisations.

Deadline for applications to be submitted: September 8, 2017 => extended to September 12, 2017
Notification of application outcome: September 30, 2017
Period of STSM taking place: between October 15, 2017 and April 30, 2018

Please see the full call for STSM applications here.

Awarded STSM grants

1st Grant Period

Minna AURELA. Home: FI – Finnish Meteorological Institute. Host CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut
Paul Christopher BUCKLEY. Home: IE – University College Cork. Host: SI – Aerosol d.o.o.
Benjamin CHAZEAU. Home: FR – Laboratoire Chimie Environnement, AMU, CNRS. Host: CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut
Ana CVITESIC KUSAN. Home: HR – Ruder Boskovic Institute. Host: CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut
Katja DZEPINA. Home: HR – University of Rijeka. Host: BA – University of Sarajevo
Athina-Cerise KALOGRIDIS. Home: EL – NCSR Demokritos. Host: FR – CNRS/LSCE
Cristina Antonia MARIN. Home: RO – National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics. Host: FR – CNRS/LSCE
Angela MARINONI. Home: IT – Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate. Host: CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut
Yuliya OMELEKHINA. Home: SE – Division of nuclear physics, Lund University. Host: CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut
Julija PAURAITE. Home: LT – Center for Physical Sciences and Technology. Host: CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut
Michael PIKRIDAS. Home: CY – The Cyprus Institute. Host: CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut
Laurent POULAIN. Home: DE – Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS). Host: CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut

2nd Grant Period

Zainab BIBI. Home: UK – University of Manchester. Host: FR – CNRS/LSCE. *** See the video of this STSM here
Joana COUTINHO. Home: PT – Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares, Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa. Host: SI – Jozef Stefan Institute
Katja DZEPINA. Home: HR – University of Rijeka. Host: CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut *** See the video of this STSM here
David GREEN. Home: UK – King’s College London. Host: FR – CNRS/LSCE
Athina-Cerise KALOGRIDIS. Home: EL – NCSR Demokritos. Host: CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut
Manousos-Ioannis MANOUSAKAS. Home: EL – NCSR Demokritos. Host: CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut
Agnese OSITE. Home: LV – University of Latvia Faculty of Chemistry. Host: SI – Jozef Stefan Institute
Julija PAURAITE. Home: LT – Center for Physical Sciences and Technology. Host: IT – Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate
Alicja SKIBA. Home: PL – AGH University of Science and Technology (Cracow). Host: AT – University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics
Sabina ZERO. Home:BA – University of Sarajevo. Host: HR – Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health
Joana COUTINHO. Home: PT – Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares, Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa. Host: SP – Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), CSIC
Benjamin CHAZEAU. Home: FR – Laboratoire Chimie Environnement, AMU, CNRS. Host: CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut
Katja DZEPINA. Home: HR – University of Rijeka. Host: CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut
Eimear HEFFERNAN. Home: IE – University College Cork. Host: DE – Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)
Maja REMSKAR. Home: SI – Jozef Stefan Institute. Host: LV – University of Latvia Faculty of Chemistry
Angela MARINONI. Home: IT – Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate. Host: CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut

3rd Grant Period

Andrea MILINKOVIC. Home: HR – Ruder Boskovic Institute. Host: SI – Aerosol d.o.o.
Katarzyna STYSZKO. Home: PL – AGH University of Science and Technology (Cracow). Host: IT – Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate
Petra POKORNA. Home: CZ – Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals (ICPF), LACP. Host: FR – CNRS/LSCE
Julija PAURAITE-DUDEK. Home: LT – Center for Physical Sciences and Technology. Host: SE – Division of nuclear physics, Lund University
Alicja SKIBA. Home: PL – AGH University of Science and Technology (Cracow). Host: AT – Vienna University of Technology, Inst. of Chemical Technologies and Analytics
Przemyslaw FURMAN. Home: PL – AGH University of Science and Technology (Cracow). Host: AT – Vienna University of Technology, Inst. of Chemical Technologies and Analytics
Anna FONT. Home: UK – King’s College London. Host: FR – CNRS/LSCE
Anja Hedwig TREMPER. Home: UK – King’s College London. Host: CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut
Samira ATABAKHSH. Home: DE – Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS). Host: CH – Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut
Eimear HEFFERNAN. Home: IE – University College Cork. Host: EL – NCSR Demokritos