Open Call - European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) 2010 – 2 COST Closed!


European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) brings together researchers and experts in different countries working on specific topics.

Developing stronger links amongst European researchers is crucial to building the European Research Area (ERA). COST stimulates new, innovative, interdisciplinary and broad research networks in Europe. COST activities are carried out by research teams to strengthen the foundations for building scientific excellence in Europe.

Further information about Open Call COST 2010 is available both in our useful documents section and in COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) 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.

COST does not fund research itself, but supports networking activities such as meetings, conferences, short term scientific exchanges and outreach activities. Currently more than 280 scientific networks (Actions) are supported.

COST is organised in nine broad Domains:

  1. Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences
  2. Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies
  3. Earth System Science and Environmental Management
  4. Food and Agriculture
  5. Forests, their Products and Services
  6. Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health
  7. Information and Communication Technologies
  8. Materials, Physical and Nanosciences
  9. Transport and Urban Development

Proposals should include researchers from a minimum of five COST countries. Financial support in the range of EUR 100.000 p.a. for normally four years can be expected. 

Proposals must be submitted on-line to the COST Office website.

European community funding

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

  • 0,10 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 24 September 2010 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Open Call - COST - 2010 – 2 (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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