Bonus Call For STSMs!

The ProteoCure Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) Committee opens a bonus call for STSMs grants applications! 

STSMs are exchange visits between labs, to strengthen the network, foster collaborations, and share new techniques and infrastructure. The STSMs are mainly but not exclusively intended for Young Researchers and Innovators (YRI, defined as under the age of 40) such as PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. The duration of a standard STSM is between 5-90 days and the grant is 4000€ maximum. The YRI (not the applicant’s PI or host) must submit the application form (*) together with the application package, described below.

Compile the STSM application package consisting of:

  • STMS application form
  • host agreement letter 
  • short research proposal of the STSM (max 2 pages) 
  • applicant’s CV
  • a letter of support from your PI 

E-mail your STSM application package as one .pdf file entitled with your surname to the ProteoCure STSM team ( and Cc:ed to your hostPlease, write ProteoCure STSM application in the subject line of your e-mail.

For reasons linked to administrative issues (reviewing your reports), no STSM can go beyond September 30th, 2023.

As usual, you can download the documents for your application, including the STSM application template form, the STSM application guide 2022-23 and the COST Grant Awarding User guide from ProteoCure Webpage ( These guides are under the “shared documents” section, only accessible after log-in. Please, note that applying through the web platform e-COST should be done only after approval of your proposal.


Application deadline: 15th of February 2023.

Approval of proposals: 1st of March 2023  

Earliest possible starting date for  STSM visits: 15th of March 2023

Latest possible ending period of STSM visits: 30th of September 2023

This call answer to an opportunity to fund up to two more STSMs grants this year (The ProteoCure´s funding periods run from November to October).  Please, note in your agenda that this bonus round will be followed by the next funding period call (expected in August/September) for STSMs taking place from 15th of November 2023 to 15th of September 2024. Feel free to contact the STSM committee (Rosa Barrio, Alfred Vertegaal, Georgia Chachami) in case further information is needed (

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