International Cooperation

COST Open Call for Proposals to support Scientific and Technical Collaboration in Europe

Added by: J. Barančík, 8.8.2007, 3006 visit

COST invites researchers throughout Europe to submit proposals for research networks

and use this unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and to embark on new European perspectives.

COST’s main objective is to stimulate new, innovative and interdisciplinary scientific networks in Europe. COST activities (Actions) are carried out by research teams to strengthen the foundations for building scientific excellence in Europe. This continuous call is thematically open.

COST invites proposals for new COST Actions contributing to the scientific, economic, cultural or societal development of Europe. Proposals playing a precursor role for other European programmes involving young groups’ ideas are especially welcome.

Since 1971 COST brings together research teams 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 supports the networking of specific research themes (COST does NOT fund research projects themselves). Currently more than 200 Actions are supported. Every year approximately 50 new Actions will be approved. On average financial support of some € 90.000 p.a. as grant for normally 4 years can be expected.

A two stage process will be followed to assess proposals. Preliminary Proposals should provide a brief overview of the proposal and its impact. A pre-selection will rank the remaining Preliminary Proposals of which some 75 per collection date will be invited to submit a Full Proposal.

The next collection date for Preliminary Proposals is 30 September 2007.

All information accessible at: www.cost.esf.org



Contact email: opencall@cost.esf.org


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Mgr. Iveta Hemanovska
ESF contact

Slovak Academy of Sciences
Department of International Cooperation
Stefanikova 49
814 38 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

Tel.: + 421 2 5751 0136
Fax: + 421 2 5751 0602
e-mail: hermanovska@up.upsav.sk

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