Reminder: Short Term Scientific Missions at Reassembling the Republic of Letters

23 Jul 2015 - 00:00

Reassembling the Republic of Letters announces a second call for applications for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMS).

This funding promotes international mobility between COST Countries participating in this Action, particularly for Early Stage Researchers. A total of €24,000 is available to fund up to 16 STSMs, to a maximum of €2500.

Most successful applications will contribute directly to fulfilling the agendas of one or more of the Action’s six Working Groups.

The deadline for completed applications is midnight on 27 July 2015.

Applications are invited for missions occurring between 1 August 2015, and 30 June 2016.

Purpose of a STSM

STSM are aimed at strengthening existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing researchers participating in a given COST Action to visit an institution in another participating COST country. A STSM should contribute to the specific scientific objectives of the COST Action, while at the same time enabling researchers to learn new techniques or gain access to specific expertise, instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions.

In the specific case of COST Action “Reassembling the Republic of Letters”, this call explicitly addresses persons who deal with the digital processing of (early modern) learned correspondence, from different professional perspectives: librarians and archivists; scholars; IT specialists; digital humanities and media experts.

For detailed information on COST Action IS1310, please see the Memorandum of Understanding.

Important dates

  • Deadline for applications to be submitted: 27/07/2015
  • Notification of application outcome: 31/7/2015
  • Period of STSM: between 1/8/2015 and 30/6/2016
  • All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the period specified above.