COST Action - Open Call

COST Action is a network dedicated to scientific collaboration, complementing national research funds. COST Actions are:

  • open to researchers and innovators;
  • collaborating in a field of science and technology of common interest to at least seven COST Members/Cooperating Members;
  • based on a joint work programme lasting four years;
  • answering to the COST Open Call for proposals.

A COST Action is open to all:

  • science and technology fields (including trans-, and interdisciplinary, new and emerging fields);
  • institutions (academia, public institutions, SME/industry, NGO, European/international organisations, etc.);
  • career stages (both young and experienced);
  • COST Members

Participants are 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.

Participants planning to submit a proposal for a COST Action will need to refer to the SESA guidelines and to the Open Call Announcement on the Documents and Guidelines page.

Read more here (how to apply for funding) and here (what are COST Actions?).