STSM 3rd Call for applications within COST-NECTAR CA18202

Purpose: STSM are exchange visits to support individual mobility, strengthen existing networks and foster collaboration between COST Action Participants. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the NECTAR COST Action, whilst simultaneously 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.

Eligibility criteria: STSM applicants must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD Student or postdoctoral fellow or can be employed by (or affiliated to) an institution, organization or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with research, and belongs to a NECTAR Action Member Country, or is an approved Near Neighbour Country (NNC) Institution (Ukraine in NECTAR) or an approved European RTD Organization.

Funding: The total budget for STSM in the current Grant Period is EUR 21000 • Minimum 14 grants will be approved • Budget restrictions: the maximum budget granted to each approved STSM is EUR 1500 for a maximum of 30 calendar days including travel.

Period of STSM and application deadlines:
November 15th 2020: deadline for submission of STSM applications
Before November 30th, 2020: notification of selected STSM
March 15th, 2021: deadline for the conclusion of STSM activities.

Questions/Inquiries: Detailed information may be found here. To get full information about the application procedure and eligibility criteria, please contact Prof. Matteo Tegoni - STSM Coordinator (

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