Short-term scientific missions (STSMs) are exchange visits between researchers involved in a COST Action, allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST Member state.
In general, these scientific missions may last up to six months in another COST Member/Cooperating Member or Near-Neighbor 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. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the EUGAIN COST Action.
In a nutshell, the STSM process is illustrated in the diagram.