Friday, November 4, 2011

Last chance for Short Term Scientific Missions in 2011

Even though the year is ending soon COST Action FP0902 can still offer the possibility of Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) in the year 2011. We still welcome applications for STSM applications that will be finalized before year ends

Are you interested in the harvesting and utilization of forest biomass for energy? Do you want to learn more about other countries & culture Are you ready to extend your professional network?

If your answers to the above questions are positive then a Short Term Scientific Mission is right for you! Choose from 27 European Countries, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia for a unique chance to learn something new, study a novel method or apply your knowledge in a different working environment.

The Applicant:

The Applicant should normally be engaged in a programme of research as a post graduate student or postdoctoral fellow or be employed in an institution of a COST Country having accepted the MoU of the Action.


Minimum one week (5 working days) - Maximum 3 months. For Early Stage Researchers (less than PhD + 8 years) the Management Committee may approve an extension to a duration beyond 3 months, but normally not more than 6 months in total. Financial Support: The financial support is a contribution to the costs of a STSM and may not necessarily cover all the costs in each case. The grant should normally cover travel and subsistence. The total of a STSM shall normally not exceed EUR 2 500 (EUR 3 500 for Early Stage Researchers).

Participating countries:

Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, FYR of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia

For more information please check the Forest Energy Portal

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