5th STSM call


STSMs are an instrument to support individual mobility from one to another COST country, to strengthen existing networks or promote new collaborations within the scientific objectives of TIDES ES1401 COST Action.

The applicant can be a PhD student, a PostDoc or staff member of an institution located in a TIDES ES1401 COST Participating Country or in a Near Neighbour Country (NNC), formally part of TIDES.

The host institution has to be sited in a TIDES COST Participating Country or in a Near Neighbour Country (NNC).

The up-to-date list of TIDES participating countries and NNCs can be found here .


Mission duration

The STSM has to be completed by April 30th 2017. There is a minimum duration of 5 working days and a maximum of 2 months for the current proposed STSM.


Application Procedure

To apply, the candidate should (both 1 and 2 are mandatory):

1) Follow this link to apply on-line for a Short-Term Scientific Mission: apply on-line or log in e-COST and click on “STSM Application” on the menu available on the left.

2) Send a formal STSM application by e-mail to the STSM coordinator of the Action ES1401 – Graça Silveira (mdsilveira@fc.ul.pt) –, consisting of:

  1. A cover letter stating the science topic of the STSM (for information on this action science topics, please visit TIDES webpage)

  2. A copy of the “COST STSM Application form” which has been filled on-line

  3. A description/work-plan of the proposed visit (in PDF format) – no more than two A4 pages

  4. A detailed Curriculum

  5. A letter of acceptance from the Host institute of the STSM

  6. A letter from either the Host or Home institute indicating any extra support that may be given to the applicant (if applicable)

  7. In the case of PhD students applicants, a support letter for the proposed visit from their advisor.


After the STSM

The grantee is required to submit a short scientific report (main text of 3-5 pages with any attachments if necessary) to the STSM coordinator for approval by the STSM Committee and subsequently by the Managment Committee within 15 days after the end date of the STSM keeping the STSM host institution in copy.

This report will include (but not restricted to):

Failure to submit the scientific report within 15 days after the end of the STSM will effectively cancel the grant.


Applicants guide

For a detailed and complete description of the eligibility rules and financial support according to COST, please consult the VADEMECUM document (pages 30-31).

Also look at the additional notes from the Grant Holder, providing additional instructions for the Grant payment STSM .