Call for proposal - European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) COST 2020 Closed!


Developing stronger links amongst European researchers is crucial to building the European Research Area (ERA). COST brings together researchers and experts in different countries working on any research topic (bottom-up). COST does not fund research itself, but supports networking activities such as meetings, conferences, short-term scientific missions, training schools and dissemination activities. Currently around 300 scientific networks (actions) are supported.

Stimulating new, innovative, interdisciplinary and broad research networks, COST invites action proposals contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal development of Europe. Proposals initiated by early-stage researchers are especially welcome.


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, societies, cultures and health; information and communi­cation technologies; materials, physics and nanosciences; transport and urban development).

European community funding

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

All the important deadlines

  • 28 March 2014 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call - European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) (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 Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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