COST BESTPRAC - Call for Short Term Scientific Mission
COST BESTPRAC is delighted to announce a new call for Standard Short Term Scientific Missions.
Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are aimed at supporting individual mobility and at strengthening the existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing scientists to visit an institution in another participating COST Country or an approved NNC institution or an approved IPC institution. A STSM should specifically contribute to the objectives of the COST Targeted Network.
The aim of STSMs is to contribute to the policy and objectives of BESTPRAC, namely:
• to allow networking and exchanging financial, legal, and administrative experience;
• knowledge sharing, knowledge transfer, and increased efficiency in project management; and
• to establish a network for the administrative, finance and legal services in universities, research organizations and related entities.
The Applicant should normally be employed at an institution of a COST participating country having accepted the MoU of BESTPRAC, with a record of active participation in BESTPRAC.
Applicants who are early stage administrators (max. 8 years after the last education attainment or years in the profession as research administrator), representing the target group of BESTPRAC and coming from so-called inclusiveness countries are particularly encouraged to submit a STSM application. All other participants of BESTPRAC interested in a STSM are, of course, also very welcome to submit an application.
When arranging your STSM stay with your potential host institution, please be as kind as to make sure that your STSM stay should not start prior to November 12th, 2018 and finish no later than April 7th 2019.
Detailed guidelines for the application are available here. The deadline for applying is September, 30th.
Applications have to be made through the online registration tool at the official COST webpage.
For any requests regarding the STSM please send your inquiry on bestpracstsm(at)gmail.com.