OPEN CALL European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) (2007/C 289/13) COST Closed!


COST brings together researchers and experts in different countries working on specific topics. It finances networking of nationally funded activities in supporting meetings, conferences, short term scientific exchanges and outreach activities. COST therefore does NOT fund research itself. Currently more than 200 scientific networks (Actions) are supported.

COST is organised in nine broad Domains:

  • Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences.
  • Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies.
  • Earth System Science and Environmental Management.
  • Food and Agriculture.
  • Forests, their Products and Services.
  • Individuals, Society, Culture and Health.
  • Information and Communication Technologies.
  • Materials, Physical and Nanosciences.
  • Transport and Urban Development.

The intended coverage of each Domain is explained at the official COST website.


COST invites proposals for Actions contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal development of Europe. Proposals playing a precursor role for other European programmes and/or initiated by early-stage researchers are especially welcome.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,10 Million EUR (None)

All the important deadlines

  • 28 March 2008 - 13 years ago (None)
  • 08 August 2008 - 13 years ago (None)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Scientific and Technical Research (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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