16 April 2018 | General
Get involved in the 39 brand new COST Actions starting in 2018

On 13 April 2018, COST’s governing board decided to fund 39 out of the 422 eligible network proposals. The 40th proposal is pending funding approval, which is expected on 26 April. The new Actions will be starting throughout summer and autumn 2018.

Almost half (45%) of the 39 network proposals cover at least two OECD fields of science and technology, while 6% cover at least three fields. 

Natural sciences lead the way as the most represented field of science (41% of the Actions), followed by medical and health sciences (19%), engineering and technology (17%), agricultural sciences (7%), social sciences (14%) and humanities (3%).

The 39 successful proposals in figures: 

  • One in three proposal leaders is an early-career investigator 
  • Almost half of proposal leaders (46%) are women
  • Over a third of the proposals feature participants from SMEs and industry
  • 31% of all proposers work in an Inclusiveness Target Country
  • Over a third of the future networks have attracted participants from all over the world (COST International Partner Countries)

For a closer look at the 39 proposals, download the list of abstracts and participating countries . The full Action details will be available on 2 May at:  http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/all_actions .


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