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Online STSM

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Please complete the following form and click on the submit button at the end of the page.
Action Number:
STSM Title:
STSM type:

Regular (Within COST Countries)
Near Neighbours (From COST countries to Near neighbours countries : Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Ukraine)
Reciprocal (From COST Countries to Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa)

Start Date: info   End Date : info
Applicant Details
Title: Gender:
Family Name: Early Stage Researcher:
(less than PhD+8years)
Institution Address:
Address City: Address Country:

Please note that the "Key academical details" and the "Work Plan Summary" are requested only for statisticals purposes and not for the evaluation of the request. Full CV and detailed Work Plan may be sent to the MC Chair or STSM coordinator for evaluation and support of your request.
Key academical details (date of birth, higher education degree, further qualifications):
Work Plan Summary
(about 250 words)

Applicant Bank Details

Name of Account Holder:
Address City: Address Country:

Receiving Bank Name:
Branch and Address
Bank City
Receiving Bank Country info
Bank Account Number - IBAN
(imperative for IBAN countries)
Bank Code - BIC or SWIFT
(imperative for IBAN countries)
Host Details
Family Name: Forename:
Institution Address:
Institution City Institution Country:
Financial Data
Amount for Travel in €:  
Amount for Subsistance in €: (normally less than 100€ per day)
Total Requested Amount in €: 0 No more than
Both IBAN and Non-IBAN countries are acceptable.

You'll find IBAN countries listed first and then non-IBAN countries. While IBAN account numbers will be verified, we cannot check the validity of non-IBAN accounts. In that case we recommend you to verify you input carefully.

STSM duration

Minimum duration is 5 working days

Maximum duration is:

  • 6 Months if you are ESR (Early Stage Researcher).
  • 3 Months for if you are not ESR.
Early Stage Researcher

The definition of "early stage researchers" is based on the time that elapses between the date of the PhD/doctorate (or similar experience) and the date of involvement in the COST Action.

If this time span is less than 8 years, a person fits the definition. Periods of career's leave (e.g. maternity leave) have to be added to the time span mentioned.

The justifications are to be documented in the approval of the STSM.

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