Short-term scientific missions (STSM)

Short-term scientific mission (STSM) consists in a visit of a host organization located anywhere in the world by a Researcher or Innovator for the specific work to be carried out and for a determined period of time. The country must be different from the country of affiliation, The visit can also be performed in a Specific Organization (i.e. the European Commission, EU bodies, offices and agencies, the European RTD Organisations and International Organisations). A grant is awarded by the Grant Awarding Coordinator to an individual for supporting physical mobility aiming at capacity building and transfer of knowledge through bilateral/multilateral collaborations during a research stay in a different country.

Further details on the application procedure for an STSM with EuroMicropH can be found below.

Call for Applications 2021-2022

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are an important part of the COST Action CA18113 “Understanding and exploiting the impacts of low pH on microorganisms”, funded by COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology. The Action aims to establish a European network of scientists-experts and young researchers studying and exploiting the responses of microorganisms to low pH.

Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM) allow scientists to conduct short research visits to an institution or laboratory anywhere in the world in order to strengthen the existing networks and to foster scientific collaboration, to learn a new method/technique not available in their own institution and to contribute to the scientific goals of the Action.

The COST Action CA18113 has six working groups (WGs) covering many aspects of industrial biotechnology and bio-processing, and clinical and veterinary treatment of infections in a time of increasing antimicrobial resistance. Therefore, STSMs are considered a great opportunity for applicants to focus their work on understanding of the details of how microorganisms detect and respond to low pH.

These research interests are highlighted by WGs (see the Action Web) but applicants can introduce novel ideas in light of the COST Action CA18113 Goals.

Those interested in submitting an application should consult the STSM Guidelines for details about eligibility, criteria for evaluation of applications/proposals and how to apply on-line, and funding.

Action participants are also encouraged to announce potential research topics and their readiness to accept applicants.

Finished STSMs

You have completed an STSM funded by EuroMicropH, please enter the following information here.


ITC grantee: Sara Salazar, PhD student of BIOTECnico program, BSRG on Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

"I am very grateful as a PhD student for the relevant collaborations formed within COST action community that was so beneficial for my work. COST action also provided valuable financial support that allowed me to present my work to the community at an important scientific meeting."