Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM)
Deadline for application in current grant period extended to: April 15, 2018
Group STSM to Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (CSS) and Central European University (CEU), Hungary, 22-25 May 2018
The Group STSM is designed for early stage research administrators dealing with SSH research projects.
The objective of the program is twofold. Firstly, it gives a comprehensive overview of the research management activities of the participating institutions and detailed insight to research funding, policy and strategy-making in Hungary. Secondly, it features discussions on cross-cutting European research policy issues from the research management perspective, such as societal impact, public outreach, open access and GDPR.
More details about the group STSM are available here.
Maximum of 8 visitors will be hosted.
Each applicant will not require host letters at application stage, but if successful letters would then be required.
Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are aimed at supporting individual mobility and at strengthening the existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing scientists to visit an institution in another participating COST Country or an approved NNC institution or an approved IPC institution. A STSM should specifically contribute to the objectives of the COST Targeted Network.
The aim of STSMs is to contribute to the policy and objectives of BESTPRAC, namely
- to allow networking and exchanging financial, legal, and administrative experience;
- knowledge sharing, knowledge transfer, and increased efficiency in project management; and
- to establish a network for the administrative, finance and legal services in universities, research organizations and related entities.
The Applicant should normally be employed at an institution of a COST participating country having accepted the MoU of BESTPRAC, with a record of active participation in BESTPRAC.
Applicants who are early stage administrators, representing the target group of BESTPRAC and coming from so-called inclusiveness countries are particularly encouraged to submit a STSM application. All other participants of BESTPRAC interested in a STSM are, of course, also very welcome to submit a STSM application.
Detailed guidelines for the application are available here.
Applications have to be made through the online registration tool at the official COST webpage.
For any requests regarding the STSM please send your inquiry on bestpracstsm(at)gmail.com.
Information from the COST Head of Science Operations
COST funds cannot be spent on the preparation of proposals for funding from any source (national, European (eg COST, Horizon2020) or international). This means that it is not possible to finance from COST funds a meeting, STSM or other activity for the purpose of preparing a Horizon 2020 (or any other) proposal. It is accepted that such discussions regarding possible future proposals might take place in the margins of Action activities, but the focus of Action activities must always be on achieving the Action objectives as stated in the Mou and/ or implementing COST policies.
Guidelines resulting from STSMs
Barbara CHIUCCONI (University of Macerata, IT / host: KU Leuven, BE, June 22-25, 2014): report
Joanna KARTASIEWICZ (Kozminski University, PL / host: University of Ljubljana, SI, June 23-27, 2014): report
Andjela PEPIC (University of Banja Luka, BH / host: Centre for Social Innovation, AT, June 30 - July 5, 2014): report
Sylwia KOSMALA (BESTPRAC (Warsaw University of Life Sciences, PL / host: University of Copenhagen, DK, August 18-22, 2014): report
Lucyna KEJNA (BESTPRAC (Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu, PL / host: University of Copenhagen, DK, August 18-22, 2014): report
Malgorzata CIBOROWKSA (Warsaw University of Life Sciences, PL / host: Gjovik University College, NO, September 8-12, 2014): report
Andri CHARALAMBOUS (Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, CY / host: Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, DE, September 14-19, 2014): report
Borbala VARGA (Central European University, HU / host: Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, GR, October 6-10, 2014): report
Veronika CSAPO (Central European University, HU / host: Trinity College Dublin, IR, October 20-24, 2014): report
Katharina BUESEL (Centre for Social Innovation, AT / host: German Space Agency, DE, October 27-31, 2014): report
Agnieszka BRZEKOWSKA (University of Lodz, PL / host: University of Lisbon, PT, November 12-19, 2014): report
Eva BAGUENA (Universidad Politecnica Madrid, ES / host: Cardiff University, UK, July 20-24, 2015): report
Eva KREMSHUBER (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, AT / host: Brunel University, UK, July 27-31, 2015): report
Morana JAREC (Institute for Anthropological Research, HR / host: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, August 28 - September 4, 2015): report
Martina CALAMUSA (Università di Trento, IT / host: ERASMUS MC Rotterdam, NL, September 28-30, 2015 ): report
Daniel GYORI (Central European University, HU / host: University College London, UK, September 28 - October 2, 2015): report
Group STSM at the University of Iceland and Reykjavik University, May 18-20, 2015
Thomas BRANDL (Institute of Science and Technology, AT): report
Nomeda GUDELIENE (Mykolas Romeris University, LT): report
Claudia OLIVEIRA (Universidade de Lisboa, PT): report
Group STSM at the Katholieke University Leuven, Ghent University, and Fee University Brussels, May 18-22, 2015
Francesca TOMASI (EURICSE, IT): report
Darina ZAIMOVA (Trakia University, BG): report
Group STSM at the University of Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and Universidad de Murcia, September 21-25, 2015
Eszter BORDAS (Central European University, HU): report
Mariana KROTEVA (Goce Delcev University, fYR Macedonia): report
Rebeka LESJAK (University of Ljubljana, SI): report
Luka VAKTAR (University of Ljubljana, SI / host: Burgas Free University, BG, February 15-18, 2016): report
Greta KRISTJANSDOTTIR (University of Iceland, IS / host: University of Malta, MT, April 5-8, 2016): report
Juan ABOLAFIA (Fundacio Clinic per a la Recerca Biomèdica , ES / host: Technion Israel Institute of Technology, IS, November 20-22, 2016): report
Group STSM at the Katholieke University Leuven, Ghent University, and Fee University Brussels, January 18-21, 2016
Joanna BUSZKIEWICZ (Poznan University of Technology, PL): report
Teresa COSTA (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, PT): report
Stine JOHANSEN (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, NO): report
Jennifer KELLEHER (Austrian Academy of Sciences, AT): report
Dorrotya URAI (Central European University, HU): report
Group STSM at the Katholieke University Leuven, Ghent University, and Fee University Brussels, October 3-6, 2016
Mary CASPILLO-BREWER (University College London, UK): report
Eilina DAILIDIENE (Vytautas Magnus University, LT): report
Evelina KLEMOLA (Aalto University, FI): report
Niina MIKKONEN (Aalto University, FI): report
Andreea RALUCA LERU (Central European University, HU): report
Brigita SERAFINAVICIUTE (Vilnius University, LT / host: KU Leuven, BE, February 20-24, 2017): report
Danijela CIRIC (University Novi Sad, RS / host: University of Split, HR, April 17-22, 2017): report
Ribbens WANNES (KU Leuven, BE / host: University of Oxford, GB, March 28-31, 2017): report
Group STSM at Fundacio Clinic per de la Recerca Biomedica, Bercelona, March 27-29, 2017
Marija GACIC (BioIRC doo, RS): report
Elsy Karina GONCALVES (FPCEUP, PT): report
Ozge SAHIN (Sabanci Univeritesi, TR): report
Group STSM at Politecnico di Milano, April 10-12, 2017
Marina LLINAS (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, ES): report
Marija SOLA SPASIC (University of Belgrade, RS): report
Zsuzsa RADNAI (HEFTA Research Institute, HU): report
Group STSM at the Katholieke University Leuven, Ghent University, and Fee University Brussels, June 12-16, 2017
Andri CHARALAMBOUS (The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, CY): report
Sandrine SCHWARTZ (Centre for Genomic Regulation, ES): report
Juan Manuel ABOLAFIA MOYA (Fundacio Clinic per de la Recerca Biomedica, ES): report
Mateja VIDRAJZ (Academy of Fine Arts and Design, SI): report
Orla POWER-GRANT (University of Limerick, IE): report
Omar SHARIFULLAH (Central European University, HU): report
Dorottya ORBAN (HEFTA Research Institute, HU): report
Group STSM at the University of Porto, September 4-6, 2017
Sandra MEREU (Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne, FR): report
Melanie RIGAL (Université Blaise Pascal Clermont-Ferrand, FR): report