The recently-launched COST Action titled ‘European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation‘ (ENGAGER 2017-2021) is announcing its first call for Visiting Fellowships (also known as Short-Term Scientific Missions – STSMs). These international exchanges aim to support individual mobility, strengthen existing networks and foster collaboration between researchers. More broadly, STSMs are expected to contribute to the scientific agendas of COST Actions.

In this initial phase, applications will be accepted until the 5th of February 2018. The Fellowships can start from the 15th of February 2018 and should be completed by the 20th of April 2018.

Young researchers – including PhD students and postdoctoral fellows – are particularly welcome to apply. The Fellowships should allow for the development of skills in the domain of energy poverty conceptualisation, measurement and knowledge integration; while generating innovative scientific approaches and developing inter-disciplinary links.

The duration of a standard Visiting Fellowship is between 5 and 90 days. The award usually covers economy travel and accommodation/subsistence. More details can be found in the full call document.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss details regarding the Fellowships (application procedure, STSM objectives, budget, duration etc.) with the ENGAGER STSM Co-ordinator, Dr Nikolaos Katsoulakos (

More information about the scope and the objectives of the ENGAGER 2017-2021 Action.