The call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) within the COST Action Feed for Health is open from the 1st of May 2009. STSMs allow scientists to learn from an institution or laboratory in another COST country - a concept of particular interest to young scientists.
Increasing collaboration is important to make Europe more competitive. Exchanging ideas and knowledge across borders leads to more successful projects. In the future this will make markets stronger and put European scientists at the forefront of worldwide technological innovation.
STSMs can vary from one week to three months and up to six months for Early Stage Researchers. Applicants must be engaged in a research programme in an institution from a COST country which must have accepted the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the Action concerned. Both home and host institution should be in a COST country which has accepted the MoU and has participated in the COST Action. The average contribution for a mission is a fixed grant based on the applicant’s budget request and the decision from the relevant assessment committee. It will normally not exceed EUR 2500 (EUR 3500 for Early Stage Researchers).
For more information contact Luciano Pinotti (coordinator Cost Action Feed for Health) or the STSM coordinator Joop Luten.