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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.

Participating rules

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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

Contact

Grant Awarding Coordinator

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Filip Volckaert 

KU Leuven

Leuven, Belgium

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Approved STSMs

YRI = Young Researcher or Innovator

There are no approved STSMs as of yet.​

Recipient

Eleonora Cariolato

Home institution

Marine & Freshwater Research Centre, Department of Natural Sciences, Dublin, Ireland

Host institution

CNRS - Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France

Project

Genomic Characterization and population dynamics of blue mussel complex stocks in Irish waters employing SNPs analysis

Duration

2 weeks

Recipient

Yaara Grossmark

Home institution

Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research, Haifa, Israel

Host institution

Institute for Coastal and Marine Research, Nelson Mandela University (South Africa

Project

Utilizing citizen science for guitarfish conservation within the framework of MSP.

Duration

2 weeks

Recipient

Patrick Keith (YRI)

Home institution

University of Essex (UK)

Host institution

Santander Oceanographic Institute (Spain)

Project

How do latitude and depth impact predator-prey mass ratios and biological connectivity in the Southern Ocean.

Duration

4 weeks

Recipient

Eitan Reem (YRI)

Home institution

Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research (Israel)

Host institution

Marine Biological Association (UK)

Project

Analyzing the connectivity among three different clades of the colonial ascidian Botryllus schlosseri.

Duration

2 weeks