2nd Call for STSM Application

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 second 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.

Second 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 second call covers the grant period from September 2020 until April 2021, and during this period STSMs should be completed.
  • The call will fund 6 STSMs up to EUR 2000.

Potential applicants that are interested to submit an application should read the PDF icon STSM guidelines for more details about eligibility, criteria for evaluation, financial support, criteria for reimbursement and how to apply.

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: http://www.cost.eu/STSM

Documents for interested applicants:

File STSM Template for Admission Letter

File STSM Template for Complete Proposal

File STSM Template for Scientific Report

File STSM Template for Certificate

File STSM Template for Webpage Summary


  • Application Period: September 1st - 30th 2020
  • Evaluation Period: October 5th - 11th 2020


STSM Coordinator: Oriola Hamzallari (oriolahamzallari@gmail.com)

Further information on the COST Action CA 18123 and Working Groups is available on the website: https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA18123

Further details can be consulted at the COST Vademecum: https://www.cost.eu/funding/how-to-get-funding/documents-and-guidelines/