Short-term scientific missions
Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers.
An STSM specifically contributes to the scientific objectives of SEA-UNICORN, whilst allowing participants to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments or methods not available in their own institutions/organisations, and establishing/reinforcing collaboration between researchers.
Calls for applications will be opened regularly (if possible every 6 months), for STSMs of €500-3500 each, depending on the amount of work involved. The collection and evaluation of STSMs applications are under the responsibility of the Grant Awarding Committee. Rules for applying can be found here.
In particular, STSMs will have to respect the following criteria:
Applicants may be engaged in an official research program as a PhD student or postdoctoral fellow or be employed by, or affiliated to, an institution or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research.
Minimum duration of 5 days and maximum duration of 90 days.
Calls for application
The second STSM call is now open, for STSMs to take place between 15 April and 30 September 2022.
2nd STSM call:
Opening and closing dates: 1 March to 30 April 2022
Final date for submission of applications on a rolling basis: 31 May 2022
Earliest start day for the STSMs: 15 April 2022
Latest day for completing the STSMs: 30 September 2022
1st STSM call:
Opening and closing dates: 7 to 15 April 2021
Final date for submission of applications on a rolling basis: 31 May 2021
Earliest start day for the STSMs: 15 May 2021
Latest day for completing the STSMs: 31 August 2021
YRI = Young Researcher or Innovator
There are no approved STSMs as of yet.
Patrick Keith (YRI)
University of Essex (UK)
Santander Oceanographic Institute (Spain)
How do latitude and depth impact predator-prey mass ratios and biological connectivity in the Southern Ocean.
Eitan Reem (YRI)
Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research (Israel)
Marine Biological Association (UK)
Analyzing the connectivity among three different clades of the colonial ascidian Botryllus schlosseri.