Call for Applications for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) and Virtual Mobility Grants (VMG) – Spring 2022

Call for Grant Period 5, for Missions occurring between February 1, 2022 and April 15, 2022, in the framework of the COST Action Distant Reading for European Literary History (CA 16204).

The COST Action Distant Reading for European Literary History (CA16204) is launching a Call for applications for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) and Virtual Mobility Grants (VMG). Missions need to occur between February 1 and April 15, 2022. The applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Our Action is interested in supporting short-term research plans, in-person as well as virtual in nature. At this point, we are not narrowing research areas to specific topics and any applicants who need to carry out research linked to any of our Action’s activities are welcome to submit their applications in the scheme they prefer. Applicants may contact our STSM Coordinator Dr Catherine Kanellopoulou (, should they need more information.

What is the COST Action Distant Reading for European Literary History? We aim to create a vibrant and diverse network of researchers jointly developing the resources and methods necessary to change the way European literary history is written. Fostering insight into cross-national, large-scale patterns and evolutions across European literary traditions, we will facilitate the creation of a broader, more inclusive and better-grounded account of European literary history and cultural identity.

What are Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM)? STSMs aim to strengthen the existing COST Actions by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory in another COST country to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to collect data using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. They are particularly intended for Early Career Investigators (PhD students or researchers who received their PhD no more than 8 years ago).

What are Virtual Mobility Grants (VMG)? Virtual Networking Tools aim to build capacity and spread the uptake of virtual collaboration across different research communities. Virtual Mobility Grants aim at strengthening the existing networks by allowing scientists to foster collaboration in a virtual setting, to exchange knowledge, learn new techniques, disseminate the Action results, etc.

For information about the Action, please see: and

You can find more information on the application process as follows: