STSM and ITC grants

Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM)

One of the popular COST Action networking tools is STSMs (Short Term Scientific Missions) which are exchange visits between researchers allowing them to work together on a particular research question related to the COST Action’s objectives.Over grant periods 1, 2 and 3 we have awarded 20 STSMs.

As in previous years we have offered Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) this grant period, however, our current budget for STSMs is now either spent or committed.  Should additional STSM funding become available we will advertise that here on our website.

If you have any queries about STSMs please email the coordinator Catherine Kanellopoulou, at


Previous STSM recipients have captured the STSM experience in their reflections and reports here:

Full reports of the STSMs are available here

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ITC Conference Grants

‘ITC Conference Grants are aimed at supporting PhD students and ECI researchers from Participating ITC (Inclusive Target Countries) to attend international conferences not specifically organised by the COST Action. Applicants must present on the topic of the Action at the conference in question. Additionally, the conference must be within the relevant Grant Period. Details of eligibility, evaluation and selection, as well as financial support can be accessed here:

download ITC GRANTS: Guidelines for Applicants (PDF):