Dear fellow ARBRE-MOBIEU members and their colleagues/students,
The 5th call for the Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) for visits ranging between 5 and 90 days is now open. The purpose of these STSMs can be very diverse – ranging from scientific visits to a collaborating laboratory (e.g. measuring data as part of a joint research project), training visits to learn a new technique (e.g. for students, post-docs and early career investigators, technicians…), coordination visits to a joint research partner to optimize and plan further experiments (e.g. benchmarking), up to testing and evaluating new instruments or developing new methods – until now 27 scientists have been awarded (https://arbre-mobieu.eu/awarded-stsms)! Both academic and industrial labs can qualify to host STSMs, so industry-oriented STSMs are welcome as well.
If you are hesitating to apply, let me know whether you are considering submitting a proposal or whether you have a project/mission in mind, even if you are not yet sure about the best partner/place to go to: the STSM committee will indeed try to help you to find the best host. You may also want to search the trans-national access (TNA) database to find a suitable host (https://arbre-mobieu.eu/transnational-access-search) or search through the project database to find a potential research partner (https://arbre-mobieu.eu/search-project); you have to be registered and logged in to be able to access the databases.
The deadline for the 5th call is 15th December 2018 (you can apply even sooner!) and missions should be carried out between December 2018 and April 2019. All details about proposal preparation and submission can be found within STSM subsection of our website: https://arbre-mobieu.eu/stsm-statement. Do not forget to fill in the trans-national access (TNA) form, when you submit your application online at: https://arbre-mobieu.eu/stsm-proposals.
Due to a recent increase of budget for STSMs provided by COST, we expect to be able to award up to 10 grants in this call!!!