At least four Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) will take place during each year of the Action. These will enable Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to stay for short periods of time, from one week to three months, at host institutions in fellow COST countries in order to further their knowledge, work on Action publications and develop research proposals.
STSMs facilitate researchers from COST countries participating in COST Action IS1410 to go to an institution, organisation or research centre in another participating COST country to foster collaboration and to perform empirical research. Participation of “Early Career Investigators” (ECI) in STSMs is particularly encouraged. An applicant can be considered as being an ECI when the time that has elapsed between the award date of the applicants PhD and the date of the applicants first involvement in COST Action IS1410 does not exceed 8 years. PhD students are also eligible to partake in STSMs