Short-Term Scientific Missions

The objective of our project and network is to refine, harmonise and promote the use of vascular ageing measures, in order to improve clinical practice and to reduce the burden of CVD globally. One of the activities to reach these ambitious objectives are Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs). A STSM supports individual mobility, supporting the VascAgeNet COST Action to reach its overall objectives, and fostering collaboration between COST Action participants, networking and knowledge exchange. STSM applications should be linked to one of the main tasks and activities of the Working Groups.

A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the VascAgeNet COST Action (see VascAgeNet Objectives), whilst at the same time allowing those partaking in the missions to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions/organisations. STMS need to be based on the scientific scope of the application and how it can support the COST Action in achieving its scientific objectives and take into account the COST Policy and Rules with particular attention on Inclusiveness and Excellence.

This policy aims to provide collaboration opportunities to all researchers, engineers, scholars and other stakeholders and to overcome the bottlenecks that prevent the use of all talented and creative human resources available for European science.

Special considerations will be made with respect to supporting COST policies and rules on:

  • strengthening the excellence through the creation of cross-border networking of researchers
  • counterbalancing research communities’ unequal access to knowledge, infrastructures, funding and resources;
  • promoting geographical, age and gender balance;
  • enabling Early Career Investigators.

VascAgeNet will launch its first call for applications for Short-Term Scientific Missions soon. Stay tuned!

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Short-Term Scientific Missions have been put on hold. We are monitoring the situation and will start the first call for applications as soon as we can.

STSM Manager: Giacomo Pucci (see section on the VascAgeNet Team)

Do you want to host a potential STSM grantee? Let us know how he/she could get involved in your research team! Please fill in the form here.

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