STSM Matchmaking

Applicant and Host Institution

The Applicant should normally be engaged in a programme of research as a post graduate student or postdoctoral fellow or be employed in an institution of a COST Country having accepted the MoU of the Action. This institution shall be actively participating in the COST Action. The home and the host institution can be public or private. A STSM may only be approved:

  • from a home institution in a COST participating country to a host institution in a COST participating country or to a formally approved host institution in a non-COST country;
  • from a formally approved home institution in a Near Neighbour country to a host institution in a COST participating country.

The Applicant is responsible for obtaining the agreement of the host institution, before submitting his/her application.

Applicants can look for Industrial placements by browsing through the companies involved in iV&L Net, using the following link:

http://ivl-net.eu/participants/database/?members_search=Industry

In addition, potential applicants can search for those members most suited to the specific research topic of iV&L Net, using the following link:

http://ivl-net.eu/participants/database/

For each member profile, applicants can see her/his research interests and her/his corresponding Host Institution, so feel free to contact her/him directly.

Match making

Early Stage Researchers who are interested in a specific topic but with no candidate host in mind should contact the STSM coordinator who will try to find a good match. Potential STSM hosts with topics in mind but no candidate researcher should also contact the STSM coordinator who will advertise the opportunity to attract candidates.