For further information on the conditions of eligibility for a STSM, please refer to the COST Annotated Rules (6.4. Eligibility to receive financial support).
STSM applications are submitted online (https://e-services.cost.eu/stsm). For further details on the application process and the necessary documents, please consult the COST Grant Awarding User Guide or consult the application form on the e-COST platform and the application template provided by COST.
The evaluation of the applications is done by the appointed Grant Awarding Coordinator (Dr. Riina Rammo – firstname.lastname@example.org) and the supporting Grant Award Committee, who approve or reject the applications in e-COST, evaluate the scientific report after the mission, post-approve or reject it. The Action Chair decides (through the Coordinator) on the grant amount per day.
After the mission, the STSM Grantee has 30 days from the end date of the mission to submit a scientific report to the appointed Coordinator, approved previously by a senior researcher from the Host institution. A template for this final report is provided by COST. Payment of the Grant is subject to a STSM scientific report being approved.
The grant recipient is responsible for the archiving of the actual expenses. Documents should be kept up to 4 years after the Grant Period of completed STSM.
Please note that the Financial Department of the Grant Holder institution requires documents proving travel costs (tickets, boarding passes, route planner with the route and kilometres travelled in case of car travels).