Short term scientific missions

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, serving as a key tool to support SHINE COST Action (CA18236). They allow participating scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another Participating COST Country. STSMs are aimed to promote research collaborations, to learn about new research techniques or to perform numerical modelling or experiments using instruments/tools and/or methodologies not available in or of interest for the home institution/laboratory of the Applicant. An STSM should specifically fit in the scientific objectives of the SHIINE COST Action (CA18236). General instructions for application and eligibility criteria are reported below.
Please see  instructions for applying to undertake a STSM

STSMs have to contribute to the Action’s deliverables:

1.  Action website interlinked with the Pan-European Public Sector Innovation (ePSI) Lab and social media channels
2. An international policy review identifying the nature of multi-disciplinary innovation, social entrepreneurship and social innovation
3. An international review identifying appropriate design-led tools to support the Action initiatives
4. Co-created awareness raising and learning tools in the Pan-European Public Sector Innovation (ePSI)
5. Review of the existing higher education institutions policy labs and relevant input for the Pan-European Public Sector Innovation (ePSI) Lab
6. Review of the components of the social entrepreneurship eco-system and how it relates to higher education institutions
7. Analysis of innovative approaches adopted by the voluntary and community sector in supporting social change, transformation and impact
8. Review on access to financial models including social finance, social investment bonds, corporate volunteering, social philanthropy, and micro-finance
9. Analysis of innovative contribution of higher education institutions’ partnerships in supporting social change, transformation and impact
10. Overview of appropriate key thematic social challenges to be addressed in the the Pan-European Public Sector Innovation (ePSI) Lab
11. Establishment of the Pan-European Public Sector Innovation (ePSI) Lab for social challenges with a sustainable working model
12. Working paper on the ePSI and a model of governance supporting key policy-makers and supporting agencies that have a role in responding to and developing public policy
13. Co-created design-led tool-box used for the Pan-European Public Sector Innovation (ePSI) Lab
14. A roadmap for quadruple-helix innovation ecosystem partners to maximize the impact in terms of sharing practice, transfer knowledge and learning of multi-disciplinary innovation among stakeholders

Here are overviews of previous STSMs:

STSM grants:  

Virtual networking tools in 2021: