A FACTT opens call for Short-Term Scientific Missions applications

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Preferably aiming at young and early stage researchers; applications must arrive before November 30th, 2014


The COST Action A FACTT, Action to Focus and Accelerate Cell-based Tolerance-inducing Therapies, will provide scientists with individual support to conduct scientific and educational exchange between partner laboratories. Currently, we are accepting applications for short-term scientific missions (STSMs). The financial contribution for STSMs will be a fixed grant covering travel expenses and subsistence according to the following rules:

– The reimbursement rate per day is EUR 160 maximum;

– Up to EUR 500 may be attributed for the travel expenses;

– A maximum EUR 2 500 in total can be afforded to the grantee;

– This grant will not necessarily cover all expenses; it is intended only as a contribution to the travel and subsistence costs of the participant.

Eligibility:
Preference will be given for research visits of young and early stage researchers that are employed in an institution of a COST country having joined this Action. Lab leaders are also allowed to apply, but for shorter periods and if money allows. Standard STSMs are supposed to have a minimum duration of 5 days and a maximum duration of 90 days. Applications for this call need to be carried out in their entirety before November 30th, 2014.

Procedure:
Applicants should use the electronic application form at https://e-services.cost.eu/stsm . After encoding the information via the online registration tool a formal STSM application has to be downloaded and saved. Please send this application form to all three of the following contacts:

Andreas.lutterotti@i-med.ac.at
Maria-Cristina.Cuturi@univ-nantes.fr
Nathalie.cools@uza.be

Applicants must not forget to include all necessary supporting documents (cv, full work plan, list of publications, motivation letter, letter of support from the home institution, written agreement of the host institution).

If necessary, more information on STSM can be found in the COST Action Vademecum and available to you upon request, using our request for information form or sending an email to one of the contacts and with subject STSM.

Barcelona, 12 August 2014