STSMs aim to strengthen scientific networks and collaborations, increase knowledge exchange through access to specific expertise or methods, and especially support junior researchers in their professional development. They relate to the five Working Groups of CHERNTo find out more, please refer to:

STSM Coordinator

Martina Bofulin


CHERN open calls

Rapid STSMs are short duration research visits to establish or deepen research collaboration between the STSM applicant and the host. They typically take place during several research-intensive days at the host institution (max. duration 5 days). Read the full call for more details and instructions how to apply!

accepted on a rolling basis

Previous calls:

Chinese Urban Real Estate Investments in Europe: Scoping Study STSMs with three hosts:

Do you want to attract early career or experienced researchers working on themes related to Chinese engagements in Europe and invite them for a research visit at your institute funded by CHERN? Do you have plans for limited research projects such as putting together a dataset, conducting a literature review or scoping study, writing a research proposal or a joint publication?

Consider applying to be an STSM host – you don’t have to be a CHERN member to apply!


Learn more about previous STSMs:

"I completed the STSM in the autumn of 2020, at a time when fieldwork was particularly challenging given the COVID-19 situation."

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