Open call COST Action proposals

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 on the Documents and Guidelines page.

The results of the first 2018 collection were announced in November 2018, while the results of the second 2018 collection will be published in June 2019.

For any questions related to the open call and how to get funding, please contact

A COST Workshop will be organized on Thursday 6 June 2019 (10:00 – 12:30) for Belgian researchers that are preparing a COST Action proposal as the Main Proposer. More information

Participants are invited to submit proposals for COST Actions until 5 September 2019 (12:00 noon (CET)).

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks. Their Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers.

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