Open Call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

Call closes: 30th June 2023

Do you want to visit a laboratory in another country to work with home-cage monitoring?

Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are research visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between COST Action Participants. They should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of this COST Action, whilst at the same time allowing those taking part in the missions to learn new techniques or methods, gain access to specific facilities, instruments or data that are not available in their own institution/organisation.

The TEATIME Action ( is offering up to 4 grants of up to €4,000 each for STSMs to be completed by 01 October 2023. The STSMs can range from 5 calendar dates to 3 months and are aimed to providing learning opportunities, preferably but not solely, to Young Researchers* through research exchange outside their home country. The grant will be paid on successful completion of the STSM, but an advance payment of up to 50% can be paid to researchers from an Inclusiveness Target Country (ITC).

Each STSM should focus on the science, development and informatics of home-cage monitoring and cover areas such as knowledge exchange, developing common methodologies, development of tools to analyse data, data annotation, integration, harmonisation and analysis. Some TEATIME Action member organisations are offering specific STSMs (detailed on our website), or you can contact any TEATIME member to design your own STSM.

*The researcher must be affiliated to a legal entity in a COST Full/Cooperating Member, NNC or European RTD. We particularly encourage Young Researchers (under 40 years old) to apply.

Important Dates

Call closes: 30 June 2023

Notification of Results: 2 weeks after submission of complete application

Mission Period: 01 December 2022 – 01 October 2023

Note this is an open call. You can apply any time up to 30 June 2023 for your STSM to start and end any time during the mission period (01 December 2022 to 01 October 2023. Allow one month between submitting your application and the start date of your STSM.

How to apply

For more information on the STSM grant and how to apply

STSM Grant Host List Download Info Pack
Closing Date

30th June 2023