COST Action CA15207 Invites Researchers to Submit Proposals for Short Term Scientific Missions

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COST Action CA15207 invites researchers to submit proposals for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM). Applications from Early Stage Researchers (ESR) are particularly encouraged. Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are aimed at supporting individual mobility, at strengthening the existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing scientists to visit an institution in an eligible country, namely: another Participating COST Country, an approved COST Near Neighbour Country (NNC) institution or an approved International Partner Country (IPC) institution. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action CA15207, while at the same time allowing applicants to learn new techniques or gain access to specific instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions. The selection of applicants is based on the scientific scope of the STSM application that must be in line with the Action objectives.

COMPLETE STSM call for 2018/19 Click here for more details

Call open from: 12 June 2018. This call does not have a deadline. You can apply at any moment until March 1, 2019. The mission has to end before April 1, 2019.

During the budget year 2018/19 (lasting from May 2018 through April 2019), several Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are envisaged within the framework of the COST Action Professionalization and Social Impact of European Political Science (ProSEPS, see Possible profiles for STSMs are:

  • Collaboration in the survey and data analysis
  • Data collection on the visibility of political science in the media
  • Data collection on the internationalization activities of national political science associations
  • Data collection on contextual determinants on the internationalization of political science
  • Data collection on organizational and institutional developments in political science in Europe
  • Country reporting on policy advisory roles of political science in France and/or the United Kingdom
  • Data collection on policy advisory roles of political science on institutional reform, administrative reform, and different policy domains (e.g., immigration policy)

Collaboration in publication activities and the coverage of conferences attendance is foreseen. Further research collaboration in successive activities are envisaged.

All work has to be completed necessarily by 1 April 2019; an excellent command of English is required. A grant of max. 2.500 Euro per profile is foreseen. A single STSM mission should not last less than two weeks and not longer than a month.

The work will be supervised by the two representatives of the ProSEPS Core Group ( and the local host. The host institution can be selected among the following ones (note that you cannot select a host institution from the country where you are academically based!).

  • Universidad de Almería – José Real Dato
  • University of Athens – Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
  • University of Bath – Isabelle Engeli
  • University of Bergen – Ivar Bleiklie
  • Università degli Studi di Bologna – Giliberto Capano
  • Corvinus University Budapest – Gabriella Ilonski
  • Goethe University Frankfurt – Claudius Wagemann
  • University of Leiden(at The Hague) – Arco Timmermans
  • KU Leuwen – Marleen Brans
  • University of Lisbon – Marcelo Camerlo
  • University of Montpellier – Christophe Roux
  • University of Economics Prague – Vladimíra Dvoráková
  • University of Sarajevo – Damir Kapidžić
  • Università degli Studi di Siena – Luca Verzichelli
  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Sofia – Dobrina Kostova

 When applying, please make sure to indicate clearly for which profiles you apply. Also make sure to read the subsequent administrative information.