These exchange visits, which in COST terminology are called as Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs), are expected to:
- strengthen current collaborative projects
- establish new collaborations
- obtain necessary knowledge for the application of new techniques
- to use host infrastructures that are not available at the home institute.
The applicant could be either an undergraduate, PhD student, a PostDoc or a staff member. Both the home and the host Institutes should be located either in a COST participating country, or should be one of the Institutes from non-COST countries which have been formally accepted to be part of our Action. Support to visits between Institutes located in the same COST country is not allowed. The host and/or the home Institute of a COST participating country can be organizations of the either the public or the private sector.