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Submit your COST Action proposal

You can submit your COST Action proposal at any time throughout the year via the new e-COST online submission tool. The fall 2015 Collection Date is 8 September at 12:00 noon (CET).

The COST Open Call will continue having the spring and autumn Collection Dates, when all submitted proposals are gathered and evaluated. 

The Call is open to ideas in all fields of Science and Technology including Humanities and Social Sciences. Transdisciplinary proposals (covering multiple fields) are also encouraged. 

COST invites proposals for Actions contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. 

The new set of COST Implementation Rules outlines conditions for participating in and setting up COST Actions

The new Action Proposal Submission, Evaluation, Selection and Approval (SESA) procedure is fully science and technology-driven and will ensure a simple, transparent and competitive proposal evaluation and selection process, in line with the bottom-up, open and inclusive principles of COST.

The guidelines for the SESA procedure and evaluation criteria are now available for download

In short, researchers benefit from a one-stage submission. The proposal requires filling in several sections via the new e-COST online submission tool as well as the Technical Annex of up to 15 pages, uploaded via the same tool.

The way to a successful COST Action proposal: SESA procedure explained

This video will take you through the entire Open Call process. You can also download the basic presentation.

For any questions related to the Open Call, please contact


Last updated: 26 March 2015 top of page

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