Short-term scientific missions (STSM)

Short-term scientific missions (STSM) are exchange visits between researchers involved in a COST Action, allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST Member state. These scientific missions may last up to six months in another COST Member/Cooperating Member or Near-Neighbour Country joining the Action. Their aim is to foster collaboration in excellent research infrastructures and share new techniques that may not be available in a participant’s home institution or laboratory.

Further details on the application procedure for an STSM with EuroMicropH are coming soon.

Call for Applications 2020-2021

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 a research institution or laboratory in another COST Country 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.

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