General information

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are aimed at supporting individual mobility and at strengthening the existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing scientists to visit an institution in another participating COST Country or an approved NNC institution or an approved IPC institution. A STSM should specifically contribute to the objectives of the COST Targeted Network.

The aim of STSMs is to contribute to the policy and objectives of BESTPRAC, namely:

• to allow networking and exchanging financial, legal, and administrative experience;

• knowledge sharing, knowledge transfer, and increased efficiency in project management; and

• to establish a network for the administrative, finance and legal services in universities, research organizations and related entities.