Call for applications for STSM's

We invite for applications for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) within our Action IS1307 – New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How Matter Comes to Matter’.

We are looking for applicants who want to visit partner institutions in the first half of Grant Year 4, that is, between May 1, 2017, and October 30, 2017.

DEADLINE for application is March 31, 2017.

A request for Chairs of the Working Groups: Please make sure to distribute this call to all your members of the working groups, also those who are not members of the MC.

In order to apply, each applicant has to register via COST site ( and fill in all the necessary forms.

Attached please find the guidelines for application as well as information on the STSM procedure. Please keep in mind that the STSM cannot start before May 1, 201z and has to be completed before October 30, 2017.
The COST Action explicitly wellcomes applications from Early Career Investigators (PhD candidates and recent Doctors). We strive for an equal distribution among participating countries and wish our STSMs to be reciprocal (scholars from popular host institutions are encouraged to apply). But please consider the application criteria: The STSM co-operative work with your host institution / partner has to benefit the NM Cost-Action and the field at large with contributions; STSM are not for research, finishing work of the own PhD is not sufficient.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!
The application has to include: the application form from COST, a short CV, a Letter of Intent (decribing your aims, goals, propective benefits and contributions to the network) and a confirmation of the HOST Institution / coopertive partner for acceptance of your stay.
Please send the whole application (not in parts) to to by March 31, 2017, at the latest.

With kind regards,
(on behalf of the Management Committee)

Sigrid Schmitz, Björn Thorsteinsson, and Dorota Golańska

Application procedure PDF here

COST Action IS1307 New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How Matter Comes to Matter'.

Here you will find background material, current activities, calls for papers, working group information, and project outputs.

With the changing of societies on local, national and international scales owing to economic, ecological, political and technological developments and crises, a reorganized academic landscape can be observed to be emerging. Scholarship strives to become increasingly interdisciplinary in order to grasp and examine the unfolding complexity of ongoing ecological, socio-cultural and politico-economic changes. Additionally, academics forge... Read more or find out Who's Who

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Information relating to activities undertaken, including conferences, training schools, short-term scientific missions, and annual meetings, are archived here.

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Working Groups

Working Groups focus on four key areas of research

Working Group One

Genealogies of New Materialisms; examines and intervenes in canonization processes by compiling a web-based bibliography, coordinating the OST 068/13 8 EN... Read more

Working Group Two

New Materialisms on the Crossroads of the Natural and Human Sciences; seeks to develop new materialisms at the boundaries of the human and natural sciences. The group focuses on how European new materialisms can rework the ‘Two Cultures' gap... Read more

Working Group Three

New Materialisms Embracing the Creative Arts; brings together European researchers, artists, museum professionals, and other activists with a keen interest in the material... Read more

Working Group Four

New Materialisms Tackling Economical and Identity – Political Crises and Organizational Experiments... Read more


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COST Action IS1307

New Materialism —
Networking European Scholarship on 'How matter comes to matter’

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