When: Thursday, Dec 30, 2021 - Sunday, Feb 6, 2022, (All day)

COST CA 18123 – The European Family Support Network. A bottom-up, evidence-based and multidisciplinary approach (EuroFam-Net)

The COST Action CA 18123 launches its fourth call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs).

STSMs are funded as part of the Action CA 18123. The research network itself is funded by COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology.

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are institutional visits that promote researchers to conduct research, learn new research techniques, use instruments or strategies which are not available in their own institution, develop research skills in another COST country by promoting existing and new networks, fostering collaboration and contributing to the scientific objectives of the Action. The Action aims to build collaborative pathways between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, children and families, public and private agencies, and general society to create the necessary framework that allows to inform family policies and practices with the underlying goal of ensuring children’s rights and families’ well-being.

Fourth call characteristics:

  • The COST Action CA18123 has five Working Groups. STSMs can contribute to the specific related tasks of the working groups, particularly tasks related to WG 2, 3, and 4. 
  • The call is part of the 3rd Grant Period, which runs from November 2021 until October 2022
  • This call will fund STSMs around EUR 1500.

Interested applicants should sign in to e-COST profile (or sign up if they do not have a profile) and apply online on the webpage:

Documents for interested applicants:

 FileSTSM Template for Admission Letter

 FileSTSM Template for Complete Proposal

 FileSTSM Template for Scientific Report

 FileSTSM Template for Certificate

 FileSTSM Template for Webpage Summary


  • The fourth call will be ongoing until February 6th 2022.
  • Evaluation Period: Within 7 days of proposal submission


STSM Coordinator: Oriola Hamzallari (

Further information on the COST Action CA 18123 and Working Groups is available on the website:

Further details can be consulted at the COST annotated rules (see