7th Call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM)

Application deadline : November 14th 2016 (passed)

Objectives of

  • Strengthening the existing networks by supporting inter-lab exchange visits of young scientists in/between COST countries
  • Establish and foster new collaborations (e.g undertake research, to draft proposals, etc).
  • Teaching and training of plant phenotyping methods (on a whole plant and molecular level, as well as integrative approaches)


Call launched: 11th of October 2016 

Application deadline: November 14th 2016 (passed)

Decision by the evaluation committee: November 28th 2016 (passed)


Eligibility criteria

Exchange visits are possible between   >> countries that have signed the FA1306 memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Eligible for application are PhD students (last year of PhD) and Early Career Investigators (less than 8 years after PhD).


Scientific focus

Experimental work proposed  in the STSM application has to have a clear link to one of the >> WORKGROUPS of COST FA1306. Proposals might cover analyses in a wide range of plant species and biological questions as related to the applicants scientific background or STSM >> project proposals. Although from a methodological point of view it is requested that experiments in frame of COST FA1306 STSMs comprise

  • genomics/transcriptomics/proteomics/metabolomics etc (>> WG2) and /or
  • integrative studies with a focus on applied end-use (>> WG3).

In the context of the significance for future bioeconomy, WG3 applications aiming at the association/integration of multiple omics areas (including plant phenotyping) in (crop) plant research are preferred.

You are interested in learning methods related to the WGs of Action FA1306?

You want to be part of medium to large-scale phenotyping experiments and gain experience in labs with phenotyping expertise?

Then check the
  >> STSM project proposals

and let these guide you in developing your STSM project and application!


Duration of exchange

From 5d to 2 months
(between December 1st 2016 and April 30th 2017)).


Application guidelines

>> The complete guidance as pdf-File

For details about the application procedure you are referred to the >> Guidance Notes for Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) applications to COST FA1306.

For application use the online registration/submission tool: >> www.cost.eu/stsm. Additionally, please ensure that all the above necessary documentation reaches Dr. Astrid Junker (junkera@ipk-gatersleben.de) and Dr. Andreas Voloudakis (avoloud@aua.gr) ‎ (STSM committee members) in electronic format by the published deadline.




Short-Term Scientific >> Missions


>> COST Action FA 1306

>> www.phenomen-all.eu



The quest for tolerant varieties -

Phenotyping at plant and cellular level


>> The guidance as pdf-File









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