SHORT TRAINING SCIENTIFIC MISSIONS
OPEN CALL FOR THE ACTION 3RD PERIOD
STSMs are available for the period 1 June 2018 - 30 April 2019
The CALL will remain open until 15 April 2019
This is to announce the launch of an Open call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM) for the Action 3rd period. The missions should be performed from 1/6/2018 to 30/04/2019. We strongly encourage you to submit your proposals asap.
The aim of a Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) is to contribute to the scientific objectives of a COST Action. These Missions (Exchange Visits) are aimed at strengthening the existing network by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory of any Action member in either another COST or a non-COST country member of the Action to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. Full details are available here.
All MOLSPIN members and their students/colleagues involved in WG activities are invited to submit one or more STSM applications. The applicant could be a PhD student, a Postdoc or staff member in an institution located in a COST Country of our Action which has been formally accepted to be part of our Action. Priority will be given to applications from ECIs (Early Career Investigators) - formerly known as Early Stage Researchers - i.e. those within 8 years of receiving their PhD.
STSMs must be related to one of the Working Group Themes.
1- Complete an STSM application form on eCOST (you must register and create an account).
2- You’ll have to upload the following documents
a) A letter of invitation from a senior researcher affiliated to the Host institution.
b) A motivation letter including a work plan detailing the proposed activities (max. 2000 words). This motivation lletter should include:
i. Aim & Motivation – Please explain the scientific and/or other motivations for the STSM and what scientific and/or other outcomes you aim to complete with the STSM.
ii. Proposed contributions to the scientific objectives of the Action.
iii. Techniques – Please detail what techniques or equipment you may learn to use.
iv. Planning – Please detail the steps you will take to achieve your proposed aim.
c). A support letter / email from the Home Institution.
d). A full C.V. (including a list of academic publications - if applicable)
Successfull applicants should receive a Grant letter from eCOST.
Within 30 days after the STSM is finished, the applicant should upload at ecost a STSM report approved by a senior scientist from the Host institution. This is a compulsory step before the reimbursement of the Grant.
Successful applicants will be invited to prepare a short cover story (with photos preferably) for the Action Web Site, after the completion of the STSM.