26 June 2017 | General
35 new Actions to start end 2017

Approved by the COST Committee of Senior Officials on 23 June 2017, the new Actions were selected out of 454 eligible proposals collected on 7 December 2016.

46% of the approved proposals are interdisciplinary (they indicated their research topic covered Research Fields from at least two OECD fields of science and technology), 6% are strongly interdisciplinary (they indicated their research topic covered Research Fields from three or more OECD fields of science and technology).

Quick facts and figures:

  • The extent to which each of the OECD Science Fields were covered in the Research Areas in the approved proposals was natural sciences  (28%), medical and health sciences (19%) , engineering and technology (19%),  agricultural sciences (8%) and social sciences (21%) and humanities (6%). 
  • In total there were 1437 proposers in the 35 approved proposals; 27% were affiliated with an institution in an Inclusiveness Target Country (ITC), 26% were Early Career Investigators (ECI) and 39% were female.
  • Of 35 main proposers 14% were affiliated with an institution in an ITC, 18% were ECIs and 26% were female.
  • 69% of the approved proposals included participants from industry/SME.
  • 43% of the approved proposals included participants from Near Neighbour Countries (NNC).
  • 69% of the approved proposals included participants from International Partner Countries (IPC).
  • 26% of the approved proposals included participants from International Organisations (IO).

A detailed list of the 35 successful proposals is now available for download.


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