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The Core Group of the COST Action ‘European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation‘ (ENGAGER 2017-2021) is delighted to announce the fourth 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 call, applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. They will be approved depending on available funds, against a set of fixed criteria outlined in the call document.

Young researchers – including PhD students and postdoctoral fellows – are particularly welcome to apply. Applicants are encouraged to submit STSM proposals on a range of topics outlined in the call document.

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 call document.

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the STSMs must be carried out in line with research ethics, health, safety and travel regulations applicable in both the applicant’s country of origin and country of destination. Any possible adverse events or consequences associated with the STSM – including curtailment or cancellation of travel – will not be the ENGAGER Action’s responsibility. In the event of a cancellation or interruption of the planned STSM due to travel or other restrictions, the costs will not be borne by the Action.

Read more about the scope and the objectives of the ENGAGER 2017-2021 Action.