Dear EUIMWP participants,

On behalf of our STSM Coordinator, Dr Maurizio Burla, we are pleased to launch the 4th call for STSM in the EUIMWP (CA 16220) COST Action.

In the following guides, you will find the general rules for STSM and indications for preparing applications. All of them can be downloaded from

– COST Vademecum (there’s a new version, May 2020)
– Guidelines for Action management, monitoring and assessment
– Short term scientific mission (STSM) user guide

The selection of STSM applicants will be based on the scientific scope of the application and how it can support the COST Action in achieving its scientific objectives and will take into account the COST Policy and Rules with special attention on Inclusiveness and Excellence.

Please check the list of potential hosts (attached) if you still have not made your plans.

The call will have the following characteristics:

1) Applications can be submitted from now until further notice (when the allocated budget is finished).

2) Applications will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis, after checking the suitability of the applicant and their application.

3) The missions have to finish before March 31st, 2021, one month before the end of the Grant Period (April 30th, 2021). In the case the mission ends during the second half of March, grantees are kindly requested to submit their scientific report in 2 weeks (instead of the usual 30 days). Otherwise, we would have difficulties to process the payment of their grant and our commitment to submit our Financial Report to COST when requested would be endangered.

4) Given the current pandemic, applicants are requested to accept the responsibilities of any potential problems with the travelling restrictions they might face due to the global COVID-19 situation. They will be requested to sign the attached written document (“Acceptance of responsibilities STSM”) to make this commitment official. We strongly recommend, therefore, to purchase a cancellation insurance with your travelling tickets.

5) Please also send 2-6 pictures of you working during your stay, together with a 3-line paragraph describing your mission, so we can publish them in the webpage of the Action ( The scientific report will be published in the members’ area.

6) Grantees who have never been reimbursed by the UPV should send Pepa ( the form “Dates_address_bank” attached filled in and signed, together with a copy of their passport, in order to be included in the UPV database as a third party for making the payment. In the case the grantee requests the grant in a Spanish bank account, please fill in the form “Datos_Tercero” and provide Spanish DNI or NIE.

The transfer of the grant should be done, preferably, to the grantee’s personal bank account. If this is totally impossible, please let Pepa know and she will inform you about how to proceed.

7) Submitting an application implies the acceptance of all the above-mentioned conditions and characteristics of the call.

Please consider the attached templates. Remember that you will need to upload the application documents at the moment you submit your proposal in the e-cost system, with all the requested signatures on them.

If after reading the guides you still have any questions, please contact Pepa.

Thank you and kind regards,

Maurizio Burla (STSM Coordinator)
José Capmany (Chair and Grant Holder)
Pepa Bayarri (Grant Holder Manager)

Downloadable Files:

STSM Grant Period 1

STSM 1 - Maria Medeiros, Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal) to CNIT-National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications, Pisa (Italy).
STSM 2 - Zhongxia Simon He, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg (Sweden) to CNIT-National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications, Pisa (Italy).

STSM Grant Period 2

STSM 3 - Catia Pinho, from Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal) to Universitat Politècnica de Valéncia (Spain).
STSM 4 - Matthias Steeg, from University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE, Germany) to University of Cyprus (Cyprus).
STSM 5 - Jan Bohata, from Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic) to Universitat Politècnica de Valéncia (Spain).
STSM 6 - Maina Moutaly, a PhD student from ESYCOM (Le Cnam, University of Paris-Est, ESIEE-Paris, France)
STSM 7 - Dr Salim Faci from Le Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers, Paris (France) to the University of Kent (UK).
STSM 8 - Rui Min, a pre doctor researcher from ITEAM, Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)
STSM 9 - Cátia Pinho, from Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal) to Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain).
STSM 10: Kyriakos Neophytou, University of Cyprus (Cyprus) to University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany).
STSM 11 - Nada Badraoui, from Budapest University (Hungary) to University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany).

STSM Grant Period 3

STSM 12: Dávid Kóbor, from Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary) to University of Cyprus (Cyprus)
STSM 13: Mushin Ali, from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) to Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Berlin (Germany)
STSM 14: Andrej Lavric, from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana (Slovenia) to Photonic Networks & Technologies National Laboratory of CNIT in Pisa (Italy)
STSM 15: Luis Vallejo, from Instituto de Telecomunicaciones y Aplicaciones Multimedia, Universitat Politecnica de València (Spain), to Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic).