Call for proposals of the COST program is open

COST invites European researchers and innovators to submit proposals for Actions aiming to address scientific, technological and societal challenges. These challenges shall be addressed by promoting and spreading excellence, fostering interdisciplinary research for breakthrough science and empowering and retaining young researchers and innovators. COST brings together researchers and innovators to jointly develop ideas and initiatives across all fields of science and technology through cooperation across Europe and beyond. COST encourages and fosters trans-, multi- and interdisciplinary approaches by integrating researchers and innovators from different fields and organisations such as universities, research centres, or companies. Participants are now invited to submit COST Action proposals contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe.

Multi- and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged. The Open Call Action proposal submission, evaluation, selection and approval (SESA) procedure is fully science and technology-driven and will ensure a simple, transparent and competitive proposal evaluation and selection process, reflecting the bottom-up, open and inclusive principles of COST.

The funding a COST Action receives covers the expenses of networking activities rather than research. As such is used to organise and fund events, Short-term Scientific Missions, Training Schools, communication activities, and virtual networking tools.  An estimated €125,000 is made available for a COST Action in its first year and an average of €150,000 per year for the other 3 years.

The 2024-1 Collection Date is 23 October 2024 at 12:00 – noon (CEST). Up to 70 new COST Actions are to be approved, subject to available budget.

For more information: Open Call: A Simple One-Step Application Process | COST