COST invites researchers throughout Europe to submit proposals for research networks and use this unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and to embark on new European perspectives. A continuous Open Call for Proposals is used to attract the best proposals for new COST Actions.
The Open Call follows a two-stage process whereby applicants, after registering, submit a preliminary proposal by a set collection date. This preliminary proposal provides an overview of the proposed Action's goal and its foreseen impact. After assessment, approximately 80 of these preliminary proposals are selected for the second phase. Successful applicants are then invited to submit a full proposal.
Each collection date is announced in the Official Journal of the European Union a few months before the deadline. The latest announcement is dated 18 January 2012.
What does COST fund?
The support will cover the costs of networking activities such as meetings (e.g. travel, subsistence, local organiser support), conferences, workshops, short-term scientific exchanges, training schools, publications and dissemination activities. COST does not fund the research itself.
The FAQ section also answers Open Call specific questions.
Next collection date
30 March 2012 at 17:00 Brussels time (GMT+1)
Open Call entry points
Registration, submission and status of proposals
For the monitoring of proposals
Open Call schedule
Open Call Contacts
General enquiries and technical problems
- Guidelines for Assessment of applications for COST Actions (COST doc. 4111/11) (PDF, 432 kB)