Short-Term Scientific Missions

COST Action IS1409 Gender and health impacts of policies extending working life in western countries invites Researchers from Participating COST Countries to submit applications for the final call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM). Applications for missions occurring between 1st July 2018 and 31st March 2019.

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 / Organisation in another Participating COST Country / an approved NNC institution or an approved IPC institution. An STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action, whilst at the same time allowing those partaking in the missions to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and / or methods not available in their own institutions / organisations.

Deadline for applications to be submitted: 31st May 2018

Notification of application outcome: 15th June 2018

Period of STSM: between 1st July 2018 to 31st March 2019

All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the period specified above.

*Please note the applicant is responsible for choosing and contacting the Host institution and for organizing the application process.

For further details please see call for applications


Approved STSM’s for 2016/2017 were:

Dr Mihajlo (Michael) Jakovljevic – University of Kragujevac, Serbia.
Population aging and gender specific health status changes among the elderly in Serbia 2000 – 2015

Professor Kathrin KompUniversity of Helsinki, Finland.
The scarring effects of unemployment on retirement age: Gender- and country-differences

Dr Ilona Matysiak – Maria Grzegorzewska University, Poland.
Innovative ways of facilitating economic and social activity of elderly women and men in rural areas in the Netherlands

Ms Rita Neves – Centre for Research in the Social Sciences at the University of Minho, Portugal.
Unemployment effects on health at later stages of professional career in Europe : the role of labour market policies and gender regimes

Dr Dinali WijeratneNational University of Ireland, Galway.
“Auto-Enrolment to pensions in the UK and options for Ireland”.

Professor Izabela Warwas -University of Lodz.

Dr Jolanta Pivorienė, Mykolas Romeris university, Vilnius, Lithuania
“Gender and health impacts of policies extending working life in western countries: elaborating Lithuanian and Cyprian cases”

Dr Marcel Leppée, Institute for Healthy Ageing, Zagreb, Croatia
“Gender and Health Impacts of Policies Extending Working life In Western Countries

Dr Olivera Milovanovic, University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia
“Comparative analysis of EWL and family friendly policies in selected countries involved in the Cost Action IS1409″