Deadline: 29 Oct 2021

For research networks of at least 7 different COST member states (funds for conferences etc.)

COST supports the formation of networks in all fields of science and technology in Europe and worldwide. As part of an ongoing call for proposals, participants from at least 7 different COST member states (at least 50% of them ITC partners) can submit funding applications on a common research topic.

The next collection date is set for October 29, 2021!

COST is a thematically open funding program. COST campaigns from all fields of science and technology are supported, often with an interdisciplinary and / or intersectoral approach.

38 European countries (including all 28 EU member states) and one cooperating country (Israel) as well as research institutions from so-called "Near Neighboring Countries" (NNC) and "International Partner Countries" (IPC) are available as partners.

COST places a focus on "inclusiveness", that is, the integration of countries from so-called "inclusiveness target countries" (ITC; countries with low research activity). Also important is the integration of industry (primarily SMEs), young scientists (ECI - Early Career Investigators), as well as a geographical balance and gender balance.

A minimum number of 50% ITC partners in the application phase is mandatory.