Call for STSMs (Sep-Oct 2021)

Dear WaterTOP members,

We would like to invite you to submit proposals for 2021 Short Time Scientific Missions (STSMs) between September and October 2021 in the framework of the WaterTOP COST Action.

For those of you who are not familiar what an STSM is, here are some brief information:

  • Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between Researchers. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific of the COST Action, whilst at the same time allowing those partaking in the missions to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and / or methods not available in their own institutions / organisations. 
  • STSM applicants must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD Student or postdoctoral fellow or can be employed by, or affiliated to, an Institution or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research. The institutions / organisations where applicants pursue their main strand of research are considered as Home institutions. The Host institution is the institution / organisation that will host the successful applicant.

You may find more information regarding the selection and reimbursement criteria in pages 32 and 33 of the “COST Vademecum” found at:

The deadline for this call is the 30th of September 2021 and the accepted STSMs should be completed the latest by 30th of October 2021. All proposals will be reviewed by our STSM committee and the applicants will be notified as soon as there is a decision.

For those of you who wish to apply for an STSM please click on the link and fill-in the online application under the ‘STSM’ tab of the WaterTOP COST Action.

The next STSM period is expected to start with an open call for STSM applications during October 2021, and will last until 31st December 2021.

Kind regards,

Dr. Popi Karaolia (STSMs Coordinator)

Dr. Latife Koker (STSM Committee)

Dr. Kristel Panksep (STSM Committee)

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