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From COST Actions to ERC grants: getting the interdisciplinary conversation going

Sarah McCormack is Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering at Trinity College in Dublin and specialises in solar and thermal energy storage. Chairing COST Action TU0802, she developed a well-knit interdisciplinary community in the area of energy storage systems. Six years after setting up the network, she is now an ERC Starting Grantee, developing new, efficient solar devices that store and use the energy that current systems in buildings and homes are wasting. She told us how leading a COST Action has helped her see the bigger picture in her ongoing research.

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16 June 2015
COST Scientific Committee getting started

Appointed by the CSO in May this year, members of the newly founded COST Scientific Committee held their kick-off meeting in Brussels today.

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04 June 2015
COST welcomes the provisional budget agreement in context of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)

COST is relieved that the provisional agreement reached on the European Fund for Strategic Investments will safeguard the “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation” budget line. However, further effort is needed.

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21 May 2015
COST governing board alarmed about perspective of diminishing budget in context of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)

The Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) of the COST Association has expressed a strong concern about potential future budget cuts in context of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).

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This section features the work of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), including the policy-driven Targeted Networks. read more


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